First Wednesday Spark Walk 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

One Spark announces the One Spark 2016 Creators!

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Creator Showcase

The First Wednesday Spark Walk is presented by One Spark Inc., in collaboration with Downtown Vision, Inc (the producers of the First Wednesday Art Walk), the City of Jacksonville, JaxCoE, DIA, SMG, JAXSPORTS, PRI Productions, and many others. First Wednesday Spark Walk is designed to celebrate creators, innovators, entrepreneurs, and champions of meaningful social and cultural projects.

The Creator Showcase will take place on Wednesday, April 6th from 12PM to 10PM in Downtown Jacksonville, along Laura Street, at the heart of the First Wednesday Spark Walk, which spans from Hemming Park to The Jacksonville Landing.

Come be part of this IMPORTANT Jacksonville event and SUPPORT your Creator community.

How can you help Creators?

  • Participate in Creator project’s market validation; Provide valuable input to help Creators further refine their project.
  • Enable Creators to gain experience in pitching their new, innovative ideas
  • Support Creators’ crowdfunding campaign
  • Give Creators a head start on sales or their lead list
  • Donate to innovative solutions that work to solve social challenges
  • Participate in Creator surveys
  • Come to Spark Walk and have a great time enjoying the complete experience

Spark Walk Map

First Wednesday Spark Walk’s Creator Showcase will be hosted on Laura Street from Adams Street to The Jacksonville Landing. First Wednesday Spark Walk also features live music stages, a Food Truck Village, plus all of Art Walk’s monthly artists, performers and venues.

Spark Walk Map

Detailed Spark Walk Map

First Wednesday
Spark Walk

Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. and held each month from 5-9 p.m.—rain or shine—the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk spans more than 15 blocks and includes more than 50 galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses, plus dozens of artists in Hemming Park, street performers and live music.

For more info, visit: www.iloveartwalk.com

Spark Walk
After Dark

Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc. and bars and restaurants of The Elbow, Downtown’s Entertainment District, Art Walk After Dark keeps the party going late with good eats, local art and live music.

For more info, visit: www.theelbowjax.com

The Front Porch

Join The Jacksonville Landing at the Front Porch at the First Wednesday’s Spark Walk. Come hang out with us and enjoy a beer garden, over-sized games, food trucks, live music, and local artisans.

For more info, visit: TheFrontPorchJax

Countdown

Creator Innovation Day 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Join us at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront for a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship!

Curated by Jacksonville Community of Entrepreneurs (JAXCoE) and One Spark Ventures, Creator Innovation Day will showcase a full slate of programming focused on providing Creators and entrepreneurs with information, tools, and local resources to move ideas from concept to company.

The Creator Innovation Day agenda includes:

  • Opening Address from Jacksonville Mayor, Lenny Curry
  • Keynote Speakers: Andrew Rush, President, and Spencer Pitman, head of Product Strategy, for Made In Space, leader in additive manufacturing technology for the space environment, including the development of the first 3D printers designed for use on the International Space Station.
  • Breakouts:
    • Innovating Your Business
    • Protecting Your Business
    • Funding Your Business
    • Running Your Business
  • Workshop: Lean business canvas model – a strategic entrepreneurial tool that has taken the startup world by storm. It enables business owners to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot their business model quickly.
  • Networking Opportunities: With lunch and a reception following the event, participants will have several chances throughout the day to network with fellow entrepreneurs and breakout session leaders.
  • Hackathon: Local college and high school students will develop creative solutions to solve a problem facing our community in an all-day hackathon. The winning teams will receive cash prizes.

More details about speakers, presenters and updates to the program will be announced in the near future.

The cost of this event is $20.00 ($15 for students and educators) in advance. Tickets are $40 at the door.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.creatorinnovationday.com

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