The next meeting of the North Florida Inventors/Innovators Group will be held Thursday 12 noon September 25th...at the Lynwood Roberts Room on the 1st floor of Jacksonville City Hall. 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville Florida. Public Parking is available 1 Block away in the Library Garage located at the NW corner of Main Street and Duval Street. There is also Metered parking all around the area.
Please note that we will be meeting on Thursday not Wednesday this month!!!!!!
There is no cost to attend the meeting.....
Our Speaker will be Meredith Johnson Community and Public Relations Director with One Spark
One Spark 2015 is set for April 7 - 12, 2015 in downtown Jacksonville with higher cash awards and other improvements to the Creator experience! We have added one more category this year, bringing the total to six categories: Art, Education, Heath & Science, Music, Social Good and Technology. Most inventions will fit into the Heath & Science and Technology categories this year. We also have increased the awards to two $15,000 awards in each category - one will go to the top-voted project and one to the project chosen by our expert panel of jurors. We have added an additional $5,000 award that will go to the project expected to have the greatest potential impact on Jacksonville. To improve the voting process, we are building a native app this year as well.
One Spark 2015 also offers visibility and immediate market feedback and validation for your project from over 250,000 attendees. You also have the opportunity to network with investors and other Creators. All Creators will also have the opportunity to attend the world-class One Spark Speaker Series, included with your registration fee, on April 7, 2015 with top entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world giving their advice on starting a successful business.
Another big improvement this year is rewards-based crowdfunding. Just like Kickstarter.com, One Spark Creator Projects will be able to offer rewards for direct contributions towards making their projects happen. This will all happen on www.OneSpark.com through the Creator Project's profile or through the One Spark smart phone app. Anyone in the world will be able to contribute to One Spark Projects and be rewarded for it!
Meredith is passionate about community advocacy, startups and downtown revitalization. Her background is as a veteran political campaigner, working in various positions including communications, field and finance on 12 state and local campaigns. She has lived all over the country, but fell in love with Jacksonville while earning her BA in political science from the University of North Florida. Meredith also holds a master's degree from the University of Florida in political science with a specialty in campaigning.
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Cheers on Inventing/Innovating.