If you didn’t know what was happening downtown this past weekend, you may want to make plans on attending the festivities of One Spark JAX next year. The 2015 event should be around the same time next year. The three top-voted creator projects in each category with crowdfunding and award totals can be seen in the photo lists along with the amount of money and the number of votes each Creator received.
About One Spark: One Spark, The World’s Crowdfunding Festival, is committed to fostering environments of creativity and innovation by showcasing artists, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world for five days every spring in downtown Jacksonville, Fla. Creators are provided a platform to connect their ideas with resources to make it happen. The festival is an interactive experience that allows attendees to support ideas and projects that inspire them and decide on the next big thing. One Spark 2014 was held April 9 -13, 2014. One Spark 2014 has also been selected for A&E’s PROJECT STARTUP. To learn more or sign up to be a creator or volunteer, visit BeOneSpark.com.
AquaJAX $13,794.15 - 2,294 votes
They are a group of concerned citizens who want to dramatically increase the number of tourists, visitors, and conventioneers to downtown Jacksonville. AquaJAX anticipates increasing those numbers by over 1,000,000 a year through our partnership with the Jacksonville Zoo. The added numbers visiting Jacksonville will mean substantial increases in revenues to businesses and the City. #20232
Down to Earth Farm $1,172.65 - 709 votes
Active sustainable agriculture, particularly on the commercial scale, is very rare in Jacksonville and the surrounding community. The vision of a multifaceted education center includes a community kitchen where folks can both learn first-hand about how their food grows, and then how to prepare it in empowering cooking classes taught by community members (or the farmers themselves). #20353 http://youtu.be/xgOWZgttEKQ
St. Augustine Aquarium $1,467.05 - 887 votes
Shawn and Kathy Hiester are the founders of the St. Augustine Aquarium. Their goal is to improve our community's knowledge and understanding of the marine environment in order to raise awareness of the critical threats to our ocean and reef ecosystems. They also hope to provide a home for rescued marine animals such as sea turtles through our established partnerships with local research centers and other area rescue organizations. #20364
Earthguy.com $11,149.49 - 695 votes
Earthguy is the way you'd think group deals should work, for buyers and for sellers, if you came from outer space. Take me to your savings! #20659
WaZINIT $980.79 - 593 votes
Husband & Wife founded WaZINIT because of his battles with digestive disease and almost 30 food triggers requiring a strict special diet. WaZINIT will allow you to quickly scan products and compare ingredients against ANY of those you're trying to avoid. Stop wasting hours grinding out the labels, find out WaZINIT! #20776
LiveSMART & Green Spark Mobile $868.32 - 525 votes
It’s a fantastic, eye popping "green home on wheels" exhibit that will activate 30,000 people a year AND an online directory with customer review capability and social forum focused on communicating not just “what’s green” but what works in NE FL. #20109 http://youtu.be/JjycKKQtF8c