One Spark

Quality Education for All, One Spark and marriage equality are in the headlines today.


The recent One Spark crowdfunding festival brought into sharp focus an emerging industry on the First Coast — tech startups.

A recently released study looking at the amount of money raised by participants at the world’s first crowdfunding festival has been making some waves in the Jacksonville business community.

One Spark's Elton Rivas has written a blog post responding to a recently released study that says the amount of money made through crowdfunding by creators at the 2014 One Spark festival was far less than they were hoping to raise.

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An independent study released this week shows a significant gap in the funds distributed by One Spark during their 2014 festival and the amounts creators said they needed to get their projects off the ground.

WJCT, the Jacksonville gas tax, and MERS are in the headlines today.

NeuroInitiative, Inc.

While video games may have a reputation as a mind-numbing form of entertainment, one local company is introducing gaming technology as a way to treat debilitating neurological diseases.

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Saying he likes to hire people who, "want to make money and make a difference," Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan attracted a packed house as he shared insights into the the future of the Jaguars, his English Premier League soccer team, and the future of business on the First Coast.

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Jacksonville's mass transit system was among the city features given a boost by the 2014 One Spark festival earlier this month, with Skyway ridership showing a 104 percent over the same time last year.

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After the major success of the 2014 One Spark festival in Jacksonville last week, the founders of One Spark are headed to New York for a whirlwind media tour, including a stop at the New York Stock Exchange.

JAXPORT,, and street art are in the headlines today.

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The organizers of Gastrofest, a startup company with the goal of bringing Jacksonville's unique culinary scene together for a food festival in 2015, have got 100,000 reasons to celebrate this week.

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Jacksonville’s One Spark is partnering with the Manhattan-based Foundation Center  to provide an additional level of networking support to social entrepreneurs and non-profits.

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Now that the 2014 One Spark festival has concluded, what comes next for downtown Jacksonville?

One Spark, black bears, and El Niño are in the headlines today.