One Spark

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One Spark is a festival for creators to get funding for their projects, but as one local business can attest, being a One Spark creator isn't all about dollars and cents.

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Many children identify with fictional characters. Some watch the same morning cartoons while they wait for the school bus.

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People involved in downtown’s startup economy often talk about building an ecosystem.


Jacksonville may be struggling to get locals to spend more time downtown, but it’s finding some success with small startup businesses.

Carl Smith grew up in Jacksonville, and the community of innovators and entrepreneurs he helped start is one of the reasons he is still here.

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It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s a monster, and it’s under your bed. Well, that’s what most children believe.

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Meredith Rae Woodard grew up singing Joni Mitchell songs with her mother in their dining room in Pittsburgh.

One Spark

Each week WJCT highlights one of the creators participating in Jacksonville's One Spark Festival as part of our Creator Series.

One Spark

It’s not your granddad’s classroom. And it probably isn’t the kind of classroom you grew up in either.

One Spark

A big deadline is coming up for those interested in being part of the second edition of the world’s first crowdfunding festival.

Met Park, the Florida governor's race, and juvenile justice are in the headlines today.

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In its second year, the One Spark festival has more than tripled the amount of private investment funding available for creators.

FORGE 3D Printing Studio

Last year, FORGE 3D Printing Studio won enough crowd votes at Jacksonville's inaugural One Spark Festival to buy an in-house 3D printer. This year they plan on taking their business a step further.

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The “World’s Crowdfunding Festival” will return to downtown Jacksonville this April with more participants and more projects.

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Along with tremendous growth in downtown Jacksonville’s start-up community, the First Coast is becoming a hub for tech incubators who recognize the necessities of living in an app-based world.