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JAX Chamber partners with One Spark festival as 2014 sponsor and venue

JAX ChamberThe JAX Chamber has partnered with One Spark, The World’s Crowdfunding Festival, as a sponsor and a venue for the innovation festival taking place in April in Downtown Jacksonville.

“The Chamber is proud to be a sponsor and venue of One Spark, which offers a unique opportunity for the community to get involved, connect and collaborate,” said JAX Chamber President Daniel Davis. “We were inspired by the energy of One Spark last year and the ideas presented by hundreds of entrepreneurs, artists and inventors. We believe in supporting entrepreneurs and helping them make connections, grow their businesses and prosper in our community.”

The JAX Chamber recently invited the community to celebrate “74 Days to One Spark,” a Saturday afternoon event on the Chamber’s grounds showcasing local craft brewers. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Chamber hosted the 2014 One Spark Venue Mixer, a networking and information-sharing event specifically for One Spark creators. During the festival, the Chamber will serve as a staging area for events and host creators competing for funding with projects in the areas of innovation, technology and science. Along with showcasing their projects, one creator will receive the JAX Chamber Science Award, a $10,000 recognition prize presented in addition to crowdfund earnings and individual contributions.

One Spark, which launched in April 2013, brings creators from all over the world to Downtown Jacksonville to compete for crowdfund money to support projects in art, innovation, music, science and technology. During the festival, scheduled for April 9-13, creators showcase their ideas for a chance to access crowdfunds and cash awards, capital investments and direct contributions from attendees and backers. The 2014 festival is expected to attract approximately 150,000 visitors to Downtown Jacksonville.

More information about One Spark is available at www.beonespark.com.

More information about the JAX Chamber is available at www.myjaxchamber.com.

About JAX Chamber

The JAX Chamber is the business membership organization dedicated to driving quality economic growth in Northeast Florida to make this region the best place to live, work and play. Membership provides the opportunity to connect with and buy from other Chamber members. The connections result in business growth and a more prosperous economy.


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