One Spark is all about the Creators. Creators are people with ideas in art, innovation, music, science and technology that turn them into Projects to showcase at One Spark, the World’s Crowdfunding Festival. One Spark is built on the premise that great creations can come from garages, small studios and dorm rooms and that the only thing holds them back is access to capital and resources.
A Project is a specific plan, design or undertaking with a clear end. A Project can be at any stage of development but will eventually be completed, and something will be produced as a result. Examples would include making an album, producing a film, building a new app or launching an innovative social good initiative. Bringing your Project to One Spark not only helps fund it, it’s also a great way to validate your concept, receive critical feedback and make connections with people who can help you achieve your goals.
By showcasing your Project at One Spark, you can access funding in four ways:
Becoming a Creator is easy, here’s how it works...
Muralist Shaun Thurston transformed downtown's blank spaces and walls in order to raise money to do more of just that throughout the city.
Aurora used creative promotions to launch their local music discovery app at One Spark to raving reviews.
One Spark provided the motivation for Erica to take her idea public and walk away with financial capital, relationships and knowledge that helped her refine her concept.
Trey Hebron & Grant Nielsen
Seeking to highlight the developing nightlife scene of downtown Jacksonville, Trey and Grant used One Spark to launch The Elbow.
The health and fitness gurus of Fresh used One Spark to expand their business idea from a market vendor into a brick and mortar storefront.
Kona School founder, James Smith assembled a team of volunteers to showcase his innovative learning model and walked away with the most individual contributions at One Spark 2013.
Rethreaded leveraged the community and creative promotions to generate the most votes overall at One Spark 2013 for their project that helps victims of the sex trade recover from lives of abuse.
Several local organizations teamed up to launch a mobile app at One Spark that highlights the sights and scenes of the Jacksonville Riverwalk.
Mark and his minions created an interactive performance installation showcasing the use of woodblock prints.
Julia Mae Whitley