Friday, October 20, 2017

One Spark chairman Peter Rummell says he will no longer pick up tab of...

The future of Jacksonville’s One Spark event is up in the air as the main financial backer, Peter Rummell, says he’s no longer going to foot the bill — after pouring...

JAX Chamber, SCORE crowdfunding workshop draws dozens of startups considering alternative capital sources

John Olsen is sure his invention of a briquette that is dropped into a pond and turns into a fungus that kills mosquito larvae is a good bet on developing his...

Startup crowdfunding workshop to educate Jacksonville entrepreneurs on pitfalls of raising capital

JAX Chamber and the Jacksonville chapter of SCORE is hosting a workshop Monday to advise entrepreneurs on some of the potential concerns for startups seeking capital through crowdfunding sources. The workshop...

Accelerator program to host crowdfunding workshop

When it comes to raising capital, startups have a few options, from angel investment to private equity. However, crowdfunding — the newest vehicle to financing — has also proven lucrative, enabling...

Raising money through a portal may be better route than crowdfunding

We know how difficult and time consuming capital raising is for a new startup, and South Florida is no exception.  It takes vital time from a founder’s schedule.  You of course...

Idea.me Launches in US with Create Miami Campaign

CROWDFUNDING HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY USED METHODS OF FUNDRAISING OVER RECENT YEARS. WE’RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THE BIG ONES — KICKSTARTER, INDIEGOGO, GOFUNDME, BUT THERE ARE SO MANY MORE AND THEY...

Idea.me to expand to Miami, will launch Create Miami campaign to fund entrepreneurs

Idea.me, an international crowdfunding platform, on Thursday announced its expansion to Miami and the launch of the Create Miami campaign, which will help 20 Miami entrepreneurs receive funding for their ideas...

Looking back at One Spark 2016, organizers say refocus on creators fortified condensed event

Sure, the street festival in downtown Jacksonville got the most attention for One Spark 2016 drawing about 70,000 people to the one-day party. But a revised concentration on startups and entrepreneurs also...

One Spark competitors cut to 66; 10 finalists compete for $120,000 from Microsoft

One Spark has narrowed its applicants to the final list of creators who will line Laura Street during the event. Spokeswoman Kristen Sell said 70 creators were chosen from the 190 applicants...

One Spark 2016 draws 190 applications for April event, that number will be reduced...

Barely a month away from the planned crowdfunding event and after reopening the application process with two extensions, One Spark officials said they received more applications to become creators at this...
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