Tagged: jacksonville

SoFi Opens New Office in Jacksonville

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Tuesday the opening of its newest office location in Jacksonville, Florida.  According to SoFi, the office is located in the St. Johns Town Center and will fit up to 300 full-time staff, mainly focused on operations functions including member relations,… Read More

SoFi to Open Office in Jacksonville Florida, will Create 300 Jobs: “Offering an Affordable Cost of Living”

San Francisco based SoFi is expanding and hiring new employees. The California born Fintech is just not doing it in the Golden State. SoFi will be hiring 300 new employees in a new Southeast Operations Center in Jacksonville, Florida. SoFi, like many other firms, is… Read More

One Spark Announces Second Creator Application Deadline Extension

One Spark announced on Wednesday it has extended its creator application deadline once again after the devastating Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida and the Carribean last week. The Creator application deadline until midnight, September 16th. Innovators and entrepreneurs may apply for the 2017 Innovation Festival… Read More

In Preparation for Hurricane Irma: One Spark Extends Creator Application Deadline

One Spark announced on Thursday it is extending the Creator application deadline until midnight on next Wednesday (September 13), to give potential Creators in high-risk areas time to prepare for the threat posed by Hurricane Irma. Innovators and entrepreneurs who wish to apply for the 2017… Read More

Money360 Funds $8.3 Million Bridge Loan for Jacksonville, Illinois Retail Center

Commerical real estate marketplace lending platform, Money360, announced on Wednesday it has provided a bridge loan to the owner of a retail center in Jacksonville, Illinois. According to Money360, the $8.3 million loan is allowing the borrower to pay off a maturing loan on the Lincoln… Read More

RealtyShares Investors Raise $1.2M For Northwest Jacksonville Apartments

Real estate crowdfunding portal, RealtyShares, announced on Wednesday $1.2 million has been raised on its website to help finance the purchase and rehabilitation of a 76-unit multifamily property located in Jacksonville, Florida. RealtyShares revealed that the complex, which is sponsored by The Klutz Companies, received… Read More

Peter Rummell on One Spark Festival’s Future: Dates Are Fixed Until They’re Not

Following the announcement that One Spark, Inc. is making some several new changes, including the creation of its new social purpose corporation and the resignation of CEO Elton Rivas, chairman of the company Peter Rummell shared his thoughts about the latest situation and the future of the One Spark… Read More

One Spark’s CEO Elton Rivas Discusses One of the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festivals

One Spark, one of the world’s largest crowdfunding festivals, is about to fill Jacksonville, Fl., with 555 projects in art, education, health and science, music, social good and technology. From April 7 to April 12, the festival gives attendees a chance to contribute to Creator Projects, and vote for… Read More

Connecticut Tech Council Names Reality Crowdfunding TV, 2014 Tech Company to Watch

The crowdfunding industry has been frequently highlighted in the media over the last few years because of the high profile projects that have been brought to market using this new model. The industry is also expanding at a brisk pace with impressive year over year revenue… Read More

Mark Your Calendars: One Spark Announces New Creator Academy for 2015

On Thursday (October 16th), One Spark, which has been dubbed as the “World’s Crowdfunding Festival,” announced it was forming its very own Creator Academy to help current and future project creators to achieve their goals, raise funds, and achieve the most value. The One spark… Read More

OneSpark Crowdfunding Festival Captures Startup Attention for Jacksonville

  Crowdfunding Festival Helps to Put Florida City on the Startup Map In a release from the city of Jacksonville, the northern Florida community has noted they have captured some entrepreneurial recognition.  A recent article in CNNMoney states the city is engendering a reputation as… Read More

Brief: One Spark Announces Second Event In Berlin, Growth Expected To Continue

The One Spark festival in Jacksonville, Florida is huge… perhaps so huge that the idea has outgrown the Jacksonville metro area. There have long been rumors that One Spark would eventually make its way to other cities, and that seems to be coming to fruition…. Read More

One Spark Begins Accepting Creator Registrations For 2014 Crowdfunding Festival

One Spark is all about the Creators. Creators are people with ideas in art, innovation, music, science and technology that turn them into Projects to showcase at One Spark, the World’s Crowdfunding Festival. One Spark is built on the premise that great creations can come… Read More

One Spark Could Go International, Organizers Field Interest From Abroad

One Spark is a huge event in the city of Jacksonville that was forged from a series of coffee shop discussions by three friends in 2011. It seems Elton Rivas, Dennis Eusebio, and Varick Rosete may have created an awesome, crowdfunding-powered monster. The event is expected to… Read More

#EdSpark: One Spark To Include Competition For Funding In Education

At this year’s One Spark Festival in Jacksonville, Florida, a section of the grounds will focus on innovation in education, giving teachers and students alike the chance to compete for a slice of the $300,000 slated to be awarded to participants. One Spark is a… Read More

One Spark Festival Raises $70K, Selected For A&E Project Startup

One Spark, a “five-day festival for creators” with a heavy crowdfunding presence, recently closed a $70,556 crowdfunding campaign on RocketHub in order to supplement their already-impressive funding roster for next year’s event. Sponsors for the 2014 event include the City of Jacksonville, the KYN accelerator,… Read More

One Spark Crowdfunding Festival Shares Stats, Plans for 2014 (Infographic)

One Spark held their inaugural festival this past Spring in April.  Over 130,000 attendees crowded the streets of Jacksonville, Florida for an event that was marketed as, “The Worlds First Crowdfunding Festival”.  With attendance so strong organizers are already planning for a bigger event now… Read More

“One Spark-The World’s Crowdfunding Festival” Documentary Set to Screen

“One Spark – The World’s Crowdfunding Festival” documentary film produced by Kennetic Productions is set for their initial screening of their film which followed Jacksonville, Florida’s One Spark  Festival.  During today’s (September 4th) Art Walk the film will be presented at Hemming Plaza at 7PM… Read More

One Spark Prepares RocketHub Campaign For Second Year Of “World’s Crowdfunding Festival”

Last year was the first year for the One Spark festival, a crowdfunding event that turned downtown Jacksonville, Florida into a hub of entrepreneurship and creativity. Elton Rivas, Dennis Eusebio, and Varick Rosete created One Spark, Inc. in 2011 with the goal of connecting creativity… Read More

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