One Spark Crowdfunding Fest Goes International

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The financial community should really take note of the prize awarded to winners at the One Spark crowdfunding festival in Jacksonville, Fla. That prize? Plane tickets to September's One Spark fest in Berlin.

Crowd funding has a global reach that will only expand, both in depth and in width. A broad range of commercial and artistic ventures were covered in the five categories at One Spark.

There were 632 "creators" in Jacksonville in all, up from 120 last year.

In the Science Category, the winner was Neuoroinitive -- Inside the Neuron, which researched diseases. For Technology, it was PartPic, a system that allows for visual recognition of replacement parts. Sidereal 2014 Takeover won in Music, allowing it to finance an album. In Innovation, it was the Meatrix System Meat Analyzer with a product to cook meat properly. The Art category's winner was Project Atrium, which was a picture inside of the Museum of Contemporary Act Jacksonville.

The venture capital community was also fully represented at One Spark.

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