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Test, Validate, Fund, and Pitch Your Best Idea At One Spark Festival

by Angela King

One Spark is the largest Idea Festival in the world

The biggest ideas in the world start out small. Held in Jacksonville, Florida’s Everbank Field, the annual One Spark Innovation festival returns to feature the brightest new ideas in technology, health, education, social good, and more.

Held April 6-7, One Spark will feature over 140 entrepreneurs in four Creator Zones: Technology, Global Change, Education, and Health. The festival kicks off with a concert on April 5.

Creator registration is open from December 10, 2017 – March 4, 2018.

Creator Engagement

Idea Validation

One Spark is the world’s largest focus group. Creators interact with a diverse demographic of people from the community which, if performed independently, would be prohibitively costly. Feedback from the community assists creators in deciding how — and if — to move forward.

Making Connections

One Spark provides innovators with the ability to connect with the community and meet people who can help advance their ideas via personal or professional networks.


Crowdfunding was the primary founding purpose of One Spark. Billed as “The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival”, One Spark encouraged the community to support entrepreneurs via donations. One Spark now supports whatever crowdfunding platform the creator chooses.

Spark Tank Presentation Competition

This year One Spark seeks teams in four categories — education, healthcare, technology and social good. Cash prizes of $5,000 will be given to the team that wins the pitch competition in each of these tracks. Winners will then compete against each other in the Spark Tank Championship for another $20,000 and will be crowned “Top Creator” of the festival.

Information about the application period for the April 2018 event will be released soon. Learn more about the competition here.

Grab your One Spark tickets here!

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