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 allowed organizers to fortify a deeper commitment to the original intent of the crowdfunding event.

Peter Rummell, the chairman of the One Spark board, was beaming about the event that took place Wednesday and Thursday with the festival first and the Innovation Day and Spark Tank taking place Thursday at the Hyatt Regency hotel on the riverfront.