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Sponsorship Options


You have many opportunities for Sponsorship. With a hackathon, conference, and many weekday events and activities, you can customize your partnership to meet your goals while supporting Jacksonville’s bright future.

Contact 904-479-8766 or info@jaxcoe.org to discuss sponsorship levels.

Jacksonville Innovation Week 2016 will take place from October 14th to the 22nd, 2016. This major Jacksonville event celebrates and supports the growth of local innovative businesses and the sharing of innovative ideas. In 2015, JaxCoE launched the one-day ICC conference that drew over 400 participants. We expect this signature event, now grown to a full week in Fall 2016, to draw over 1,500 attendees from across the region.

JaxCoE is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit committed to regional economic development and recognized for its quality and integrity. We provide educational and networking programming for entrepreneurs and innovators in our community. JaxCoE connects all the stakeholders in our community to support a thriving, high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem. Join us in creating this value.



  • Omnipresent and prominent Sustaining Partner recognition, with logo placement on all Jacksonville Innovation Week communications
  • Opening address/keynote on main stage at the Conference
  • Prominent feature on the Jacksonville Innovation Week and Conference websites with dedicated links to your site
  • 10’ x 10’ vendor booth in prime location
  • Press Release about the Partnership sent to all local media outlets
  • 10 included Conference Passes
  • Recognition on our social media channels
  • Dedicated blog post
  • Dedicated email blast about your involvement to our lists
  • Distribution of up to five pieces of your collateral (provided by you) to all conference attendees in the gift bags
  • Prominent signage at the conference entrance and all Jacksonville Innovation Week events.
  • First right to refusal for 2017-2018
  • All partnerships are open to tailored offerings for your needs




  • Prominent Signature Partner recognition on the Innovation Connection Conference website with dedicated links to your site
  • 10’ x 10’ vendor booth in prime location
  • 5 included Conference Passes
  • Recognition on our social media channels
  • Distribution of one piece of your collateral (provided by you) to all conference attendees in the gift bags
  • Prominent signage at the conference entrance
  • First right to refusal for Conference 2017
  • All partnerships are open to tailored offerings for your needs




  • Prominent Contributing Partner recognition on the Innovation Connection Conference website with dedicated links to your site
  • 2 included Conference Passes
  • Prominent branding during Jacksonville Innovation Week
  • First right to refusal for 2017-2018 cycle
  • All partnerships are open to tailored offerings for your needs


Sponsor a conference track, conference after party, or an event during Jacksonville Innovation Week.


Help guests commute to Jacksonville Innovation Week events throughout the week. This down time allows you to connect with guests and communicate your value.


Gifts will be distributed in the swag bags that each attendee receives at the beginning of the Conference and during Jacksonville Innovation Week events. This is a low-cost way to reach an audience of hundreds with your message or offer.


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Layout and Formatting

Formatting refers to the way you enter paragraph and line breaks, indents, spaces, typefaces and punctuation marks. By observing a few basic text-formatting rules, you can help us transform the pages of your manuscript into a final book that looks attractive and professional.

Paragraph Breaks and Indents
To view all of the spaces, hard returns and tabbed areas in your manuscript as symbols, select the Show All character (¶) in your Microsoft Word toolbar. If you can’t find this character in your toolbar, hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys and press the 8/* for the same results.

Paragraphs are separated with one paragraph mark (¶). This is also referred to as a hard return, usually accessed by pressing Enter on your keyboard. Lines within a paragraph must continue (or wrap) at the margin; lines should not be broken with paragraph marks or manual line breaks.

First-Line Indents
The first paragraph in each chapter or part should not be indented. However, the first line of all other paragraphs should be indented with one tab.

To indent a block of text, such as a passage from a referenced source, highlight the section of text you want indented, select “Format” in the toolbar and  choose the “Paragraph” option in most word processors. Indent the paragraph on the left and right each by one-half of an inch (0.5″).

Single-Line Indents
To indent individual lines, such as in a poem or a recipe, use two tabs.

Dashes, Hyphens, and Ellipses
Dashes, ellipses, and other special characters are found under the “Insert” menu of your word-processing program, under “Symbol/Special Characters.” (See the punctuation section of Part III to learn more about when to use these marks.)

Do Not Use Double Dashes (–) to express a pause in a thought or duration of time. Instead, use the longest dash, called an em dash (—) or an ellipsis (…) to separate thoughts or clauses within a sentence. To type an em dash, hold the Ctrl and the Alt key and type a hyphen, or hold down the Alt key while typing 0151. See instructions below for typing an ellipsis.

Use En Dashes (–) (the longer dash) to separate periods of time or numbers. To type an en dash, hold the Ctrl key and type a hyphen, or hold down the Alt key while typing 0150.

Use Hyphens (-) (on your keyboard) to separate two words that are usually linked with a hyphen.

Ellipses Hold Ctrl + Alt + the period key.

By going to the font settings in your word-processing software (under “Format” in the toolbar), or by holding down Ctrl + i, you may apply italic type for the following reasons:

  • Titles of books, magazine articles, movies, plays, television shows, and other titles of major works
  • Words with emphasis (use sparingly)
  • Foreign words and phrases


Formatting to Avoid

Do not use all caps for emphasis, for titles or for contents pages. WORDS TYPED IN ALL CAPS ARE DIFFICULT TO READ. Use italics instead.

Underlined text usually looks old-fashioned. Use italics to express emphasis or to indicate key terms instead, but even then, use sparingly.

Centered Text
Limit the use of centered text. It looks overly formal and can be hard to read.

Manual Hyphenation
Do not manually hyphenate words that break at the end of a line. Both your word-processing software and our book-design software will automatically hyphenate words when necessary.

Quotation Marks
Straight quotation marks (“) are not acceptable substitutions for traditional quotation marks (“). When straight quotes appear, please exchange them with “curly” quotes (called smart quotes). Microsoft Word may be set to display smart quotes by default through the AutoCorrect menu. Please consult the Help menu of your word-processing software for more information. Or correct individual straight quotation marks as follows: for a smart open quote, press Alt + 0147. For a smart closed quote, press Alt + 0148.

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    Country Florence and Tuscany
    Titles Grand Duke of Tuscany
    Duke of Florence
    Duke of Urbino
    Duke of Nemours
    Duke of Sieva
    Duke of Rover
    Founded 14th century – Cosimo de’ Medici
    Dissolution Florence and Tuscany:
    1737 – Gian Gastone de’ Medici died without issue
    Ethnicity Tuscan

    The House of Medici (/ˈmɛdɨi/ MED-i-chee; Italian pronunciation: [de ˈmɛːditʃi]) was a banking family, political dynasty and later royal house that first began to gather prominence under Cosimo de’ Medici in the Republic of Florence during the late 14th century. The family originated in the Mugello region of the Tuscan countryside, gradually rising until they were able to fund the Medici Bank. The bank was the largest in Europe during the 15th century, seeing the Medici gain political power in Florence — though officially they remained citizens rather than monarchs.

    The Medici produced four Popes of the Catholic ChurchPope Leo X (1513–1521), Pope Clement VII (1523–1534), Pope Pius IV (1559–1565), and Pope Leo XI (1605);[1] two regent queens of France—Catherine de’ Medici (1547–1559) and Marie de’ Medici (1600–1610); and, in 1531, the family became hereditary Dukes of Florence. In 1569, the duchy was elevated to a grand duchy after territorial expansion. They ruled the Grand Duchy of Tuscany from its inception until 1737, with the death of Gian Gastone de’ Medici. The grand duchy witnessed degrees of economic growth under the earlier grand dukes, but by the time of Cosimo III de’ Medici, Tuscany was fiscally bankrupt.

    Their wealth and influence initially derived from the textile trade guided by the guild of the Arte della Lana. Like other signore families, they dominated their city’s government, they were able to bring Florence under their family’s power, and they created an environment where art and humanism could flourish. They along with other families of Italy, such as the Visconti and Sforza of Milan, the Este of Ferrara, and the Gonzaga of Mantua, fostered and inspired the birth of the Italian Renaissance.

    The Medici Bank was one of the most prosperous and most respected institutions in Europe. There are some estimates that the Medici family were the wealthiest family in Europe for a time. From this base, they acquired political power initially in Florence and later in wider Italy and Europe. A notable contribution to the profession of accounting was the improvement of the general ledger system through the development of the double-entry bookkeeping system for tracking credits and debits. The Medici family were among the earliest businesses to use the system.

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    Boris Pasternak: “All mothers are mothers of great people, and it is not their fault that life later disappoints them”

    Boris Pasternak

    According to Boris Pasternak, the Russian poet, novelist and literary translator who was born today in history, 10 February, 1890:

    “All mothers are mothers of great people, and it is not their fault that life later disappoints them.”

    Boris Pasternak, Russian poet, novelist and literary translator, was born today in history: 10 February, 1890

    Pasternak at the first Congress of the Union of Soviet Writers in 1934.

    Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (/ˈpæstərˌnæk/Russian: Бори́с Леони́дович Пастерна́к; IPA: [bɐˈrʲis lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ pəstʲɪrˈnak]; 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1890 – 30 May 1960) was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russia, Pasternak’s first book of poems, My Sister, Life (1917), is one of the most influential collections ever published in the Russian language. Pasternak’s translations of stage plays by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, and William Shakespeare remain very popular with Russian audiences.

    Outside Russia, Pasternak is best known as the author of Doctor Zhivago (1958), a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Second World War. Due to the novel’s independent-minded stance on the socialist state, Doctor Zhivago was rejected for publication in the USSR. At the instigation of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Doctor Zhivago was smuggled to Milan and published in 1957. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, an event which both humiliated and enraged the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which forced him to decline the prize, though his descendants were later to accept it in his name in 1988.

    Fleur Adcock reads her poem, Strangers on a Tram

    Fleur Adcock

    Fleur Adcock, the New Zealand poet and editor who was born today in history, 10 February, 1934, reads her poem, Strangers on a Tram.

    Fleur Adcock, New Zealand poet and editor, was born today in history: 10 February, 1934

    Fleur Adcock

    Fleur Adcock, CNZM, OBE (born 10 February 1934) is a New Zealand poet and editor, of English and Northern Irish ancestry, who has lived much of her life in England.

    Jules Michelet: “He who knows how to be poor knows everything”

    Jules Michelet

    According to Jules Michelet, the French historian who died today in history, 09 February, 1874:

    “He who knows how to be poor knows everything.”

    Patricia Cornwell


    Flesh And Blood (2014)

    It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing.

    In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit… Read More >

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    The 50 Best First Sentences in Fiction

    In a 2013 interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel’s introductory sentence. “An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story,” he said. “It should say: … Read More >

    Book review: Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta is back on the case

    Patricia Cornwell is at the top of her form. Yes, the text is loaded with forensic information on autopsies, guns, bullets and the trajectories of a sharp-shooting sniper’s aim as well as bureaucratic infighting, feuds, fra… Read More >