The Dalton Agency will host eight local creators during the One Spark festival, which will be in downtown Jacksonville April 17-21 and feature the work of more than 500 people in the arts, sciences and technology at 65 venues.
Agency President and CEO Jim Dalton, who relocated the agency’s headquarters to downtown five years ago, said that One Spark is an opportunity to showcase Jacksonville’s impressive arts and technology community and also its downtown.
“As a downtown business owner, I have long-believed in the potential of our urban core, and I am energized by One Spark and the life and vibrancy it will bring to downtown Jacksonville,” said Dalton. “One Spark is also consistent with our core values of fostering creativity and supporting downtown, and we are proud be a part of the event.”
The Dalton Agency will feature the following eight creators, the majority of which are technology start ups from Jacksonville and its surrounding communities:
Debuit.com – an online pilot television measurement site that measures the success of pilot television for network and cable clients to prove audience acceptance before millions are spent to produce and market a new series.
Creator: Jennifer Valenti; www.debuit.com
Nerdular- amulti-vendor, e-commerce website where buyers and sellers of “nerd stuff” can go to find new and used comics, video games, collectibles, table top games, trading card games, apparel, media and more. It is a remodeled eBay for the “nerd” market with an emphasis on community engagement. Visit the booth at the Dalton Agency to talk about “nerd” interests and play trivia. Those brave enough are encouraged to come by in their best costume play costume for a prize.
Creator: CG Salgueiro; www.nerdular.com
Pajama Monsters – once upon a time, the creators of Pajama Monsters knew a little boy who was scared of the dark. In fact, they knew several kids who pulled their toes under the covers in fear of the big-bad-hairy-something that was lurking just under the bed. So they created Pajama Monsters, a group of protectors to stand guard over kids. Many peaceful nights later, they’re told the boogeyman is not so scary, when your best friend is a monster. Handmade locally and previously sold in small batches across the US, Europe, Britain and Australia.
Creator: Megan Champion; www.pajamamonsters.com
ProfileGorilla – provides a comprehensive, inexpensive and easy to implement software system that businesses can utilize to securely store, track and manage critical business information and documents. The business can also connect online with external business partners and stakeholders to share, maintain and exchange administrative and transactional data. The power of ProfileGorilla is using its collaborative functionality, where a business can connect to external business partners to share and exchange specific information and documents.
Creator: Ed Baldwin
Redeploy Me – an exclusive network for contract and temporary employees, many of whom go to work with the uneasy feeling that at any given time their assignment may end. This pool of employees is a very valuable source of hire since they are actively employed and typically have been vetted through background checks, skills tests and multiple interviews prior to starting any given assignment. Redeploy Me provides an exclusive marketplace for this pool of employees and bring a new level of transparency to the “hidden” job market that exists between staffing agencies and hiring companies.
Creator: Donald Horne; www.redeployme.com
Restroom Alert - a unique restroom management system developed to help businesses provide consistently clean, well-stocked and fully functional public restrooms. Restroom Alerts believes in the simple idea that “clean restrooms are good business.“
Creator: Rod Dornsife; www.restroomalert.com
Stocktagon – anequity market research tool combining big data, visualization and document searching so users can see the market as a whole and discover trends, rather than looking at one company at a time.
Creator: Paul Irwin; www.stocktagon.launchrock.com
The Factory – a focused, no nonsense and distraction-free environment that connects entrepreneurs to launch quality tech startups and drive economic growth. It provides access to like-minded entrepreneurs, business partner networks, software tools, application development, cloud hosting services and market visibility. All accepted founders are expected to have done plenty of research, skin in the game and a focus on growing sustainable businesses.
Creator: Jeremy Vaughn; www.oldcityfactory.com
One Spark creators will be available at the Dalton Agency during event hours, which are:
- 3 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 17
- 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday, April 18
- 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday, April 19
- 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, April 20
- 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sunday, April 21
Be sure to stop by and support your local creators and innovators. Learn more at www.beonespark.com.