What is One Spark?

Idea Validation

One Spark is also the World’s Largest Focus Group.  Creators interact with a diverse demographic of people from the community which, if performed independently, would be too 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. But for One Spark most Creators would never have access to these networks.


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

Bigger and Better – Key Changes

Focused on Creator Engagement with defined “Spark*” Zones in the US Assure Club West of EverBank Stadium

New Partner in Bold Events. Alleviates past issues with logistics, parking, and infrastructure. Provides access to JAGS registration systems and marketing teams for increased event promotion across JAGS social platforms.

Specific opportunities for Sponsor engagement and enhanced activations within Innovation Footprint using EverBank Stadium Assets

Multiple revenue streams to fund event and provide a viable economic model going forward.

Enhanced entertainment, including Kickoff Concert in Daily’s Place and updated One Spark After Dark

Relocation to Sports Complex; area of energy, development, and growth in JAX, including Daily’s Place Amphitheater, The Shipyards, Intuition Ale Works, Doro Fixtures, and The District across the St. John’s River on the Southbank.

Event Details and Registration

Friday, October 6, 2017 & Saturday October 7, 2017

One Spark 2017 will usher in a new era of innovation, energy and excitement. Held in the U.S Assure Club West of Everbank Field, the two-day festival will feature the brightest new ideas in technology, health, education, social good and much more. Beginning at 6 p.m. the festival transforms into the One Spark After Dark that attendees have come to love and expect since the festival’s inception.

Registration, and a nominal fee, are required to attend One Spark 2017.  These fees are:

$5 advanced registration online.

$10 registration the day of both online and at the door. Children 10 and under are free.

A link to register for One Spark 2017 will be provided soon.


Creator Details

Creators and their exciting innovations have always been at the heart of One Spark. And this year will be no different. Up to 150 Creators will be selected, with applications being accepted from Monday, July 10th to Friday, September 8th.

Creator application is free. If selected, there will be a registration fee of $125.

The selected Creators will be organized into five concentrated Spark Zones, with 25 to 30 Creators per zone:

SocialSpark* (Social Good)



Spark Tank Presentation Competition

As part of One Spark, a few lucky Creators, selected by a panel of judges, will be invited to take part in Spark Tank presentation competitions within each zone. Presentation competition Judges will offer feedback and guidance to the Creator who is selected from each zone to participate Spark Tank. They will then select the top contestant who will be awarded $5000.

These winners will advance to the Spark Tank Championship competition to determine the Top Creator of One Spark 2017. This competition will take place in the stadium suite of Jaguars owner Shad Khan on Saturday. The winner of that competition will be awarded an additional $20,000!


Zone Sponsors


Sponsorship Opportunities

To inquire about sponsor opportunities for One Spark 2017, please contact:

Mike DeMartino
Vice President of Corporate Partnerships
Jacksonville Jaguars, LLC