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)
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!
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.
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.