JACKSONVILLE - Shad Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and automobile parts manufacturer Flex-N-Gate, will partner with One Spark, the world's first crowdfunding festival, to offer the potential of up to $1 million in capital investment focused on creators who participate in the April event taking place in Jacksonville.
"One Spark will attract and celebrate creativity in a variety of fields including science, technology, engineering and the arts, all of which are areas of great personal interest," said Khan. "Jacksonville is the perfect host for this festival and I believe One Spark has the potential to inspire some really big thinking from the brightest minds in the area and beyond."
Khan has pledged up to $1 million in capital from STACHE Investments Corp., for chosen creators who participate in One Spark 2013. The event is scheduled to be held in downtown Jacksonville April 17 - 21, 2013. One Spark will work to provide STACHE access to creator profiles prior to the event, for possible equity investment opportunities.
"One Spark started with the belief that game-changers emerge from dorm rooms, garages and small studios - where great ideas develop. One Spark 2013 will be the point when creators of all kinds converge in our community, and when people from far and wide join together to decide on the next big thing. The heart of our city will be the place to get involved, be inspired, connect and collaborate," said Elton Rivas, co-founder and executive director of One Spark.