One Spark

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Before the crowds arrive for One Spark festivities, the mornings offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the setup and positioning of each venue.


Among the big winners at last year’s inaugural One Spark festival was anti-human trafficking advocacy group Rethreaded, and success has kept the group busy.

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There’s a new local music compilation being released to celebrate the energy and creativity of the 2014 One Spark festival.

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With record attendance and many more visitors expected at the 2014 One Spark festival over the weekend, One Spark board member and major investor Peter Rummell says the success of the start of this year's festival is just the beginning.

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

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A new venture designed to encourage more innovative ideas in education will make has made it's debut at One Spark 2014.

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With the 2014 One Spark festival  in full swing, where should visitors to downtown Jacksonville start their One Spark experience?

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The team that brought a nine-foot duck to One Spark last year set their latest sculpture afloat in Hemming Plaza on Wednesday; Colonel Crackers, the giant floating goldfish.

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The identity of the mystery artist who has taken over one of the galleries at MOCA Jacksonville has been revealed.

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Many of the ideas being exhibited an One Spark have a focus on environmental sustainability.

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Millions of entrepreneurs start new companies in America each year, but 95 percent of them fail.

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One Spark is not only a platform for innovators and entrepreneurs, it’s also a showcase for Jacksonville’s urban core.

One Spark, the Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Commission, and Cannabis University are in the headlines today.

City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville's One Spark festival kicks off Wednesday and city officials have outlined road closures and parking options connected to the crowd funding festival.

One of the best options is to park at the Prime Osborn Center's Houston Street lot for free and take the Skyway to Hemming Plaza. There is also free parking in Lot E at EverBank Field with a free shuttle heading to the events.

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A Jacksonville developer has plans to turn the historic Barnett building in downtown Jacksonville into an innovation center which he believes will be a hub for the startup scene in the Southeastern United States.

The 18-story building will house the international headquarters for One Spark, an expanded Cowork Jacksonville and the business accelerator KYN, according to Steve Atkins, Managing Director of Southeast Development Group.