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Food Fun(d) Event Seeks to Assist Start-up community
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:00:02 AM »
Food Fun(d) Event Seeks to Assist Start-up community



A new event called Food Fun(d) combines food, music and crowdsourcing to help fund new Jacksonville-based business ideas. Food Fun(d) begins August 12th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm downtown at the corner of Adams and Laura Street.

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Re: Food Fun(d) Event Seeks to Assist Start-up community
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 09:41:08 AM »
Just wanted to bump this up. Hosting a special event tomorrow night next to the Laura Street Trio.
There will be a half dozen food trucks (including the ever-popular The Happy Grilled Cheese), beer for sale and a live band.

$1 to get in, and all of the entry proceeds will go to help fund a Jacksonville-based business idea. Hear from 4 entrepreneuers pitch their idea around 7:15pm, and then vote on your favorite... winner keeps all gate receipts.

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Re: Food Fun(d) Event Seeks to Assist Start-up community
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 12:50:44 PM »
All businesses are Jacksonville-based and are looking at opening permanent locations in the urban core.

All of the presenters tomorrow have participated in One Spark and need an extra push financially to be able to go all in with their business ideas.

This concept is very similar to Detroit Soup, for those that are familiar with the success of that initiative in Detroit.

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Re: Food Fun(d) Event Seeks to Assist Start-up community
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 06:38:51 AM »
Bumping this up for tonight.

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Re: Food Fun(d) Event Seeks to Assist Start-up community
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 06:57:25 AM »
Food Fun(d) looks pretty interesting. Thanks for helping organize this.
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Re: Food Fun(d) Event Seeks to Assist Start-up community
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 11:03:36 AM »
Thanks Lake

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Re: Food Fun(d) Event Seeks to Assist Start-up community
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2014, 11:59:59 AM »
The spark from one spark is eventually going to turn into a fire
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Re: Food Fun(d) Event Seeks to Assist Start-up community
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 09:54:53 PM »
Great event tonight Field!

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Re: Food Fun(d) Event Seeks to Assist Start-up community
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2014, 06:46:24 AM »
Thanks Bill, sorry I missed you.

Decent crowd for a Tuesday night.

4 businesses pitched their ideas.

-Wolf and Cub, the newest creation by Emily Moody (who also previously started Anamoy in Five Points and Underbelly downtown), is a clothing store looking to open downtown. Wolf and Cub offers "one of a kind jewelry, hand screen printed clothing, hand picked vintage and unique products that stand out in a crowd"

-Renaissance Jax is a company that has a machine shop near CORK (dubbed the regional robotics center) and is looking to start a robotics program for up to 2,000 Duval County high school students and expand STEM educational opportunities within Duval County schools. Renaissance recently showcased the potential of this innovative program through a just completed summer camp through Meros Academy (held at CORK-Meros was also a One Spark creator), and also has a partnership with UNF.

-Vagabound Coffee is looking to open an artisan coffee shop in San Marco and Downtown. They now do pop up events around town (including the Brew pop up coffee shop inside the Library during One Spark) and recently opened a mobile coffee trailer.

-MAD Nails runs a pop up shop on Sundays at Rain Dogs in Five Points and is looking at opening a high end couture salon in downtown Jacksonville. Ladies REALLY dig her work.

**All of these presenters also participated in One Spark

By popular vote, Vagabond Coffee was awarded $465 in prize money donated by attendees at Food Fun(d), to help them fund the next stage of opening a permanent presence for their new small business.


Thanks to all that came out and donated!

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