Creators are people with ideas in Art, Education, Health & Science, Music, Technology, and Social Good that turn them into Projects to showcase at One Spark, The World’s Crowdfunding Festival.
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 a 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.
Ideas Meet Funding
One Spark 2015 Creators will showcase their Projects in Art, Education, Health & Science, Music, Social Good, and Technology to connect with $350,000 in guaranteed crowdfunds and cash awards, millions in potential capital investments, and unlimited contributions from over 250,000 attendees and backers from anywhere in the world. Here’s how it breaks down:
Collect votes from attendees that translate into a percentage of the $150,000 crowdfund distributed solely by popular vote. Collect votes from attendees to increase your share of the winnings. For example, if you receive 5% of the vote, you get $7,500.
Note: Creator Projects must receive a minimum of 0.1% of the overall vote to qualify for distribution of payment. Monies that would have been distributed to Creator’s Projects with less than 0.1% of the overall vote will be redistributed to those with greater than or equal to 0.1% of the overall vote.
Get the most votes in your category and collect an extra $15,000.
Juries of subject matter experts in each category select their favorite Project to receive a $15,000 award.
Creators can receive contributions from attendees and backers anywhere in the world through a rewards based system in their One Spark profile. The Creator Project that receives the most individual contributions through the One Spark site/app will receive an additional $15,000 award.
New to One Spark 2015 will be a $5,000 award for the Creator Project that promises to have the greatest overall impact on Jacksonville. This will be awarded by an honorary Juror.
Connect with millions in potential capital investments through official One Spark partners and independent investors.
“We went in to One Spark 2014 with the goal of raising $250,000...and we were actually able to raise the funds.” - snapFOODS
Ideas Meet Resources
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.
11 projects received crowdfunding & awards of greater than $10,000. Many others connected with millions in capital investments. But when we surveyed our Creators following One Spark 2014, most cited connection with human capital as the greatest takeaway from their participation.
- 53% - Pitching their Project and receiving market feedback or validation from the public
- 27% - Additional awareness/publicity and increase in market share
- 8% - Connecting with other Creators and meeting new collaborators
“The best thing about One Spark was the collaboration. We still have emails rolling in saying, “How can we help?” and “Your project is really cool.” Also, we were approached by a lot of investors whom we’re still talking to.” - NeuroInitiative