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One Spark Festival Lays Off Most Employees

Bonnie Zerr

The group behind Downtown’s One Spark festival has slashed its staff and is reorganizing.

The 11 employees One Spark had has dropped to three people. The move is part of a reorganization of the organization, which has had the festival for three years.

A board member for the group told the Business Journal that One Spark’s finances were solid and that more information will be released in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday afternoon, One Spark founder Elton Rivas said in a web post that he’ll be announcing a renewed focus on helping innovators connect with resources.

Rivas said "There are a number of additional key elements we’re working through and yes, it’s hard. Startups are hard. Change is hard."