Latest One Spark News

  • One Spark creator list hits 555

    A record number of projects at this year's crowdfunding festival will encompass art, education, health and science, music, social good and technology categories.

  • One Spark investment capital up to $3.5M

    One Spark, Jacksonville's crowdfunding festival, has captured $3.5 million in private investments for creators for this year's festival coming up in April.

  • One Spark 2015 adds day, categories, prize money

    More is the word of the day for One Spark 2015, News4Jax news partner the Financial News and Daily Record reports.

  • $1.8M visitor impact through One Spark

    Research funded by Visit Jacksonville and conducted by a research team from the University of North Florida has concluded that visitors from outside the Jacksonville community accounted for a $1.8 million economic impact during One Spark, the world's crowdfunding festival held in April.

  • Farm to Truck got the second most votes in the innovation category.

    One Spark: And the winners are....

    The five-day festival wrapped up on Sunday, crowning its winners for the crowd-funding prizes. More than 120,000 votes were cast for a portion of the $200,000 crowdfund.


Art: Theater on a Mission

Photos of One Spark winners

More than 12,000 votes were cast but there could only be five first place winners for the crowd-funding portion of the festival. They were announced from the pitch stage in Heming Plaza as event closed on Sunday.

Weather was great and crowds were large all day Saturday.

One Spark Saturday

The streets of downtown were packed Saturday afternoon and evening for the last full day of One Spark activities and voting.

Images: One Spark Day 3

One Spark organizers announced the names of the creators in each category who have seen the biggest surge in votes from day to day. Those votes will help creators take home prize money to further develop their ideas.

The crowd fills in around the stage for opening ceremonies.

WATCH: One Spark prime time special

Kent Justice and Kumasi Aaron host an opening-night broadcast live from Hemming Plaza:
Welcome to One Spark | Segment 2 | Segment 3 | Final thoughts