With hurricane season officially beginning June 1, is your small business prepared? Do you have an emergency plan?
Posted on 28 May 2012.
6 (Friday) 6:30 pm - 8 (Sunday) 9:30 pm
University of North Florida , Jacksonville FL 32224
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the [...]
The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
(Wednesday) 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S, Jacksonville FL 32224
Local business people have joined forces to produce the world’s largest business networking event. [...]
Local business people have joined forces to produce the world’s largest business networking event. As a true community effort, we are pulling out all the stops and will have Guinness World Records staff on hand to immediately certify the effort, make the declaration and award the certificate.
This is a once in a lifetime chance to promote your brand in Jacksonville, the most business-friendly city in America. We plan to show the world we are open for business and ready to accept opportunities!
When was the last time you had a chance to do something that nobody has ever done before?
In 2015 you will get your chance as the North Florida business community will come together to set the Guinness World Record for the WORLDS LARGEST BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT.
It’s Free! Join the list of overachievers that want to be part of history and stay current as they details emerge.
7 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 12 (Sunday) 10:00 pm
Experience The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival Creators and crowdfunding will take center stage at One Spark 2015! Experience the latest in Art, Education, Health & Science, Music, Social Good and Technology as [...]
Creators and crowdfunding will take center stage at One Spark 2015!
Experience the latest in Art, Education, Health & Science, Music, Social Good and Technology as One Spark takes over 20 square blocks of downtown Jacksonville to bring crowdfunding live and in person. Meet Creators and learn about their passions while enjoying great food, entertainment and experiencing the best of what downtown Jacksonville has to offer.
There’s so much to explore at One Spark 2015. From live concerts and exclusive parties to our expansive Food and Beer Villages, One Spark has something for everyone. Join us in sunny Florida this April – start planning your experience today !
The essence of One Spark is the Creator Project. One Spark is about connecting people with ideas to the resources they need to make them a reality. Visit Creators as they demonstrate their ideas in 80 Venues located throughout downtown Jacksonville and vote for the Projects you want to see succeed. You can also contribute to Projects from anywhere in the world through a rewards-based crowdfunding system at onespark.com!
Be inspired by some of the world’s most innovative thought-leaders including Daymond John, CEO of FUBU, Tamara Mendelsohn, VP of Marketing at Eventbrite, and Jeff Hoffman of Priceline. Speakers at One Spark 2015 are pioneers, disruptors and visionaries with big ideas to share.
Creator Pitch Decks provide a platform for Creators to reach a large audience and communicate their ideas in a short period of time. Check back in March to learn when and where your favorite Creator takes the stage.
What’s a festival without music? Or fire-breathing? Everywhere you look, One Spark 2015 will feature first-rate entertainment all day and well into the night. Stay tuned for details.
Relax and refuel at Food Village featuring One Spark-exclusive tastes from some of the city’s best chefs and favorite food trucks. Visit Beer Village to sample all Intuition Ale Works has to offer.
There’s plenty to do after the lights go out. Creators and attendees unwind and network in downtown Jacksonville’s favorite night spots and special VIP Lounges. But nightly concerts/parties at One Spark After Dark presented by Brumos Automotive is the place to be! Stay tuned for schedule and lineup details.