We’re working ’round the clock here churning out high-quality eats and losing sleep all in the name of One Spark 2015!
For the last three years, the world’s largest crowdfunding festival based right here in Jacksonville has been a huge part of our FreshJax story.
We participated in the first-ever One Spark as creators in 2013. At the time, we were a very (very) small company known only at the Riverside Arts Market for some healthy organic and tasty treats. We used the festival as a way to pitch our idea of a FreshJax storefront somewhere in Jacksonville. We pitched to whomever would stop by our booth and listen. From sun up to way past sundown, we told the story of our vision: combining healthy food and fitness in a fun environment.
To our surprise, we placed third in the science category that year and eighth overall. We’re still pretty darn proud of that.
And just three short years later, we’re this close to finalizing our storefront (like seriously, we could be sharing our new location with you ANY day now).
Oh, and we’re back at One Spark –but this time as a food vendor. Oh happy day!
You will find us sandwiched (pun intended) in with more than two dozen other food vendors. We’re excited to be serving up a menu of delicious & healthy for you to enjoy.
Our menu is … drumroll please …
As for creators also working around the clock to prepare to pitch at this year’s One Spark, we did learn a lot in our first two years there. If you’re looking for any advice, we’d say don’t leave your booth too often (other than to stop by our food tent). You have to be there in person to engage with people. Don’t be afraid to ask for votes! Don’t just stand and mingle. You need those precious votes to help fund your next great idea. That’s why you’re there after all! And lastly, refine your pitch over the course of the festival by listening to feedback. Find out what resonates with people and what doesn’t. Thanks to all of the feedback at our very first One Spark, we decided to go completely gluten-free. Also, the majority of the crowd said they wanted our storefront in Mandarin, and we took that to heart. Can’t wait to share more exciting news soon. And good luck, creators! We’re excited to be cheering you on!
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