2013 Sponsors



WJCT_Logo_3x3_150WJCT is the community-supported public broadcasting station for Florida’s First Coast, informing and enriching citizens through in-depth content, community outreach and events. WJCT’s mission is to provide programming and services that celebrate human diversity, encourage joyful learning and promote civic participation, all to empower citizens to improve the quality of their lives.

For more information, please visit www.wjct.org.




Dripsblack_Logo_3x3_150Dripsblack is a premiere animation and video production house based in the heart of downtown Jacksonville. We are dedicated to bringing you original and quality work. We also enjoy robots, monsters, and high-fives!

For more information, please visit www.dripsblack.com or email us at info@dripsblack.com.

MetroJacksonville_Logo_3x3_150 MetroJacksonville.com is the media outlet for exploring cultural and policy issues facing the Jacksonville metropolitan area. Its insightful, research-oriented articles about city culture, planning, transit, policy and government have had a significant impact on the life of the city. Today, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive online resources dedicated to public municipal policy and urban transportation. It has won widespread recognition for its efforts on behalf of planning, historical preservation and public dialogue.

For additional information, please visit www.metrojacksonville.com.

SightSound Sight & Sound Productions is proud to have been serving Jacksonville with top-notch event production services since 1987. From corporate meeting planning to conferences, conventions, concerts and festivals, we produce events that leave a lasting impression while providing unmatched customer service.

For more information, give us a call at (904) 645-7880 or visit us at ssav.net.

TEDxJacksonville Innovators





ADVANTAGE is on a quest to enhance the greater Jacksonville business environment. Every day we are Connecting Currents of forward-thinking experts to educate and inspire local business leaders. To make a difference in our regional economy you can engage our live events, online resources or business magazine. How can we help you?”

Connect with our Opportunity Creator, George Biastre, Jr. and see our online Currents at ADVANTAGEBizMag.com.

ArbusTEDxJacksonville PacesettersCelebrating twenty years as North Florida’s only Arts and Business Magazine, Arbus Magazine is an ambassador for the arts and the face of the area’s ever-evolving cultural and business community. Arbus offers substance with a cultural twist and a heart for promoting arts education, while also supporting numerous non-profit community endeavors. Understanding that the arts are not a luxury, but are, in fact, economic drivers that are vital to our prosperity and future. www.arbus.com



Baptist Health_Logo_3x3_150Baptist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit health system serving Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia with 1,500 physicians caring for patients at five hospitals, including Wolfson Children’s Hospital. With a home health agency and a network of more than 40 primary care offices, Baptist Health provides high-quality, comprehensive care for every stage of life. Baptist Health holds the international Magnet™ quality designation for excellence in patient care, and is the official healthcare provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

For more information, please visit www.baptistjax.com.

thumbnailMugwump Productions is a full service event décor company that transforms ordinary spaces into unique, memorable events. With our extensive in-house offering of 3D props, themed décor, event furniture and wedding décor, we have your event needs covered!

For additional information, please visit www.mugwumpproductions.com or give us a call at (904) 398-9971.

TEDxJacksonville Thinkers





Studio Spear is a leading edge, global marketing consultancy, applying its strategic and creative efforts to a wide range of industries with an emphasis on consumer products. Key services focus upon new product/service introductions, brand re-vitalization and brand maintenance.

For more information, please visit www.studiospear.com or send an inquiry directly to Jeffrey Spear at jeff@studiospear.com.

WingardCreative_Logo_CMYKWingard Creative is dedicated to providing innovative and imaginative brand, print and web services to its clients. We specialize in helping companies and organizations build online presences and brand identities that engage their audience.

For more information, please visit www.wingardcreative.com or send an email to: hello@wingardcreative.com.

Jax_Promos_3x3_150Jax Promos provides promotional products for events, marketing campaigns and trade shows. We focus on sourcing products from local and regional suppliers to support our local economy and reduce costs and delivery times. And when ever possible, we seek out products that are proudly Made in the USA, too.

For more information, please visit www.jaxpromos.com or send an email to michelle@jaxpromos.com.

Jax_Promos_3x3_150Biscottis is a local restaurant that has been serving Jacksonville for 20 years. Located in historic Avondale, we serve lunch and dinner daily and brunch on weekends. We offer a diverse wine list, full service catering and private dining room. Known for delicious desserts, made from scratch at our own bakery and cozy atmosphere that boasts artwork from local artists.

For more information please visit www.biscottis.net or send an email to bridget@biscottis.net.


Black Sheep is an independent restaurant located in Jacksonville’s historic 5-Points in Riverside. Our focus is on fresh, local ingredients, hand-crafted food, and gracious service. We offer a full bar, signature cocktails, craft beers and an excellent wine list. We offer fast-casual lunch Monday through Friday, brunch Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Monday through Sunday.

For more information please visit www.blacksheep5points.com or send an email to allan@bs5p.com.

Jax_Promos_3x3_150For more than a century, the Clara White Mission has helped Jacksonville’s at-risk individuals gain new perspectives on life. The Mission stimulates economic development through job training in educational programs, daily feedings, advancement and more. Ashley Street Catering is a full service catering company that generates profit for the mission as well as on the job training. Our newest venture, White Harvest Farms, focuses on eliminating food deserts in low-income neighborhoods.

For more information, please visit www.ashleystreetcatering.com.

Conscious EatsConscious Eats is about exploring eclectic flavors and taking time to savor them. We create food experiences that inspire discovery of the food and the people you are dining with. A social enterprise of Character Counts! in Jacksonville, our mission is to employ those who are diligently working to earn a second chance. We provide a creative work environment that builds meaningful relationships.

For more information visit www.consciouseats.ccinjax.org or send an email to florence@ccinjax.org.

Wyndam Jacksonville RiverwalkThe Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk is located on the south bank of the St. Johns River, in the heart of Jacksonville’s business district. The hotel is full-service with Lounge, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool & Business Center plus 35,000 square feet of meeting/convention space. We offer the convenience of downtown without the hassles of downtown!

For more information about Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk, please visit riverwalkjacksonville.com.

Dalton AgencyThe Dalton Agency, a national advertising and public relations firm, represents a wide range of global, national and regional clients. The agency provides award-winning creative designs and brand development, public and government relations, media placement, Web design, programming and television and radio production services.

Learn more at www.daltonagency.com or by calling 904.398.5222. Follow the agency at @daltonagency.

GunsterThe attorneys of Gunster’s Jacksonville office provide litigation, land use and real estate and private wealth services to businesses and individuals throughout north Florida and beyond. Gunster’s lawyers are engaged in shaping Jacksonville’s future and promote causes encouraging the exchange of ideas to improve the quality of life of Jacksonville’s citizens.

For more information, visit www.gunster.com or follow us at @jaxgunster.

InfotechInfoTech is a technology company focused on strengthening the channel for our clients in the construction products industry.

PT Lite is our cloud-based software which helps our clients sell smarter by finding leads matching their product offerings, managing information critical to their sales process, and adding value to their customers. cūbus is our market intelligence engine revealing the specification share and opportunities for our clients. cūbus utilizes Big Data, machine learning, and visual analytics.

For more information, please visit www.mycubus.com.

FSCJ_LogoFlorida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), a regionally accredited, public four-year institution, was established in 1965. FSCJ has five campuses and seven centers throughout Duval and Nassau counties. In 2010-11, FSCJ served more than 85,000 students in a variety of continuing education, certificate, associate degree, and bachelor degree programs. Among public, four-year institutions granting associate degrees, for the 2011-2012 year, FSCJ ranked fourth in the nation in grand total (5,744), and in all disciplines granted. www.fscj.edu


largeHarbinger partners with brands that demand innovative, forward-thinking sign solutions. After five decades of serving some of the nation’s most recognizable multi-location brands, we’re known for integrity, reliability and craftsmanship. Our promise is in our name—we deliver signs of the future. We combine the latest technologies with innovative design, engineering and manufacturing to produce effective and lasting brand signifiers.

For more information about Harbinger Signs, please visit www.harbingersign.com.

TEDxJacksonville Leaders


iStart JaxiStart Jax is Northeast Florida’s leading business accelerator for technology startups. We offer services in three key areas – mobile and web-based resources, programs to drive growth and help with access to capital. Our goal is help redefine the startup ecosystem with the support of local, national and global resources.

For more information, please visit www.istartjax.org or send an email to info@istartjax.com.

Ignite logoIgnite is the innovation arm of the Adecco Group. We’re a team of passionate “intrapreneurs” with backgrounds in design, development, data science, customer service, marketing and more. Together, we work to launch creative, technology-based solutions, designed to solve pressing problems in the hiring space.

For more information, please visit www.ignitewithus.com or send an email tohello@ignitewithus.com.


Southpoint Media is a web development firm with offices in Savannah and Augusta, Georgia. Founded in 2004, we specialize in WordPress development and marketing services for small and medium-sized businesses. Our passion is making a positive impact on the lives of our clients, employees and the communities we serve.

For more information, please visit www.southpointmedia.com.

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GENERATION W is a generation of women who care deeply about the world in which they live, who are seeking knowledge, desire self improvement and are motivated to make a difference in their communities, their country and their world. The annual event brings hundreds of women together for a day of education, inspiration and connection.

For more information about GENERATION W, please visit www.genwnow.com.

largeC+H Printing produces a wide range of printed products including high-caliber brochures, sales highlighters, catalogs, annual reports and other important components of the business marketing process. Our team approach, rooted in obsessive attention to detail and our commitment to service excellence, drives the entire project. We are proud of today’s achievements and optimistic for the future.

For more information about C+H Printing, please visit us online www.candhprinting.com.


largeFidelity Investments has a rich and proud history. From our roots as a small mutual fund company, Fidelity has grown to become a leading provider of a wide range of services, including investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services.

For more information about Fidelity Investments, please visit us online: www.fidelity.com.