I am based in Jacksonville, Florida, which is an awesome place that no one really knows about. We have nice weather, beaches, the river, tons of sports teams, a spaceport, and the jet stream (knock on wood) keeps hurricanes at bay! And just down the coast is the Cape and the rest of the Space Coast! Jacksonville also has a fast growing creative community which is committed to getting the word out about our fair city. Just to name a few things, Jacksonville has a great coworking space called CoWork Jax, a makerspace called JaxHax, and an upcoming TEDx event, TEDxRiversideAvondale.
In April, Jacksonville will be hosting the first ever One Spark event and I think every New Space company and New Space enthusiast should come! Why? Because One Spark is set to become a huge event where creative people and companies can exhibit their innovations and receive funding from a $250,000 crowdfund! If you can’t come, check out their Kickstarter!
One Spark will be a five-day event in downtown Jacksonville. It will be spread throughout local buildings, businesses, parks, and parking lots so attendees not only get to see awesome, creative exhibitors, they get to meet Jacksonville as well! One Spark founder Elton Rivas says the event will be “Kickstarter live meets South by Southwest meets something like an ArtPrize atmosphere with the entrants and the venues piled together.”
One Spark is inviting inventors, entrepreneurs, emerging technology companies, technologists, to come present their most amazing, innovative ideas at the April 17-21, 2013 event. Registration opens November 1st at beonespark.com. Are you a musician, chef, artist, or other creator? You should sign up too!
In conclusion, sign up to present at/come to One Spark in April 2013 where you can meet creative people from around the world and have a shot at receiving funding from both a $250,000 crowdfund and tens of thousands of attendees. It should be a blast! Can’t make it? Help support this event by donating to their Kickstarter!