The Connector -

Connecting the Beaches & Downtown of Jacksonville in a fast, safe, cost effective and reliable way
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Void Elbow
Community
Jacksonville, Florida
United States
1 Team Member

Jacksonville needs your help to bring The Connector to life. Help to connect the community through this no-risk funding campaign!

Q: What is The Connector?

This is simple. Together we can provide an easy, reliable, fast and affordable transportation solution to connect two thriving areas in Jacksonville. The Connector will provide private buses to both Downtown and the Beaches. Two luxury buses will run on a continuous schedule leaving each location, every hour on the hour, from 7 pm to 2 am Friday and Saturday nights with room for expansion. You'll be able to make reservations in advance through Jax Connector or by walking up. The cost will be $5 one-way and $8 round-trip payable via cash or charge. The ride will be a straight shot from point A to point B and trip duration is approximately a 30 minute ride.

Q: I love Jacksonville, but will this work? And why do you need $100K?

Private transportation systems are proven all over the world. This is our opportunity to step up when resources have not been provided at the growth rate of our community. That in mind, there are key barriers to implementation: cost and adoption. 

  1. Cost. We're hoping you can help on that one. Donations will allow us the initial funds to purchase two luxury buses and operating expenses for first three months (operating expenses include insurance, drivers, gas, etc.). After the first three months, we'll be a fully functional and operational entity to service you and the community.  
  2. Adoption. The teams behind The Connector are committed to ensure this baby gets the nourishment, exposure and love it needs for longevity. The Connector is the spawn of a collaboration from Void and The Elbow who each have established media channels in place as well as executing large scale projects with logistical needs.

The challenge we face is connecting the thriving environment and energy of Jacksonville. How do we set ourselves up for long-term success? The passion and love are there. We need more mass transit options to support both the people of our community as well as the businesses to get there.

This is bigger than getting a safe, fast and affordable ride from Downtown to the Beaches and  Beaches to Downtown. We're lucky to live in this community and The Connector project can showcase that when our community comes together, we can better our lifestyle, perspective and approach to issues.

So help "Fill the Tank" by becoming a donor today!


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Void is a Jacksonville based media company founded in 2010. Void is a North Florida culture and lifestyle brand offering their flagship product of 27,000 glossy monthly magazines distributed to over 400 area locations, free of charge. Comprised of an award-winning team of digital artisans, marketing strategists and media experts that also offer creative marketing services through our sister company, Void Creative. To learn more visit: voidlive.com

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The Elbow is Jacksonville's newest entertainment district, located at the base of the Main Street bridge in downtown Jacksonville. The area radiates out from the corner of N. Ocean and E. Bay streets and is home to some of the city's finest music venues, restaurants, galleries, shops and more! The company was founded in April 2013, in order to amplify the rejuvenation efforts of downtown and promotes the activities of the downtown culture through theelbowjax.com

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Jaxson De Ville (Jacksonville Jaguars Mascot)

Cody Thompson (Professional Surfer)

Don Nichols (Business Owner / TacoLu)

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PRESS

104.5 WOKV Newstalk

Action News Jax

Void Magazine

Jacksonville Business Journal

Florida Time Union (Metro)

Florida Time Union (Shorelines)

UNF Spinnaker

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HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Download Printable Flyer (PDF)

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Special Thanks to:

The amazing team at Greenhouse Studios in Jacksonville, for creating our fantastic campaign video!

$6,572USD
raised by 129 people in 1 month
7% funded
No time left
$100,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on November 30, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    that's nice

    1 complimentary roundtrip ride on The Connector ($8 value). Valid for 12 months.

    31 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD
    that's very nice

    1 complimentary roundtrip ride on The Connector ($8 value). Valid for 12 months. 1 Pass to VIP Launch Party + super soft t-shirt.

    52 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50USD
    that's really nice

    10 complimentary roundtrip rides on The Connector ($80 value). 1 Pass to VIP Launch Party + super soft t-shirt.

    22 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    that's so incredibly nice

    25 complimentary roundtrip rides on The Connector ($200 value). 2 Passes to VIP Launch Party + super soft t-shirt.

    15 out of 5000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $250USD
    that's freaking amazing

    1 Annual Unlimited Ride Pass complimentary on The Connector ($500 value). 10 Passes to VIP Launch Party + super soft t-shirt.

    1 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Seat Sponsor

    Seat Sponsor. Your name or business name immortalized on a plaque on seat of your choice. 2 Annual Unlimited Ride Pass complimentary on The Connector ($1,000 value). 10 Passes to VIP Launch Party + super soft t-shirt.

    2 out of 40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $2,500USD
    1 Year Sponsor

    Seat Sponsor. Your name or business name immortalized on a plaque on seat of your choice. 2 Annual Unlimited Ride Pass complimentary on The Connector ($1,000 value). 10 Passes to VIP Launch Party + 1 year sponsorship marketing and materials + super soft t-shirt.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $10,000USD
    Premier Sponsor

    Hello, Jacksonville Mayor (not really, but you get the point). You name one of the buses. Your name or business name immortalized on a plaque on your seat. 20 Annual Unlimited Ride Pass complimentary on The Connector ($10,000 value). Name/business name included in all promotion and marketing materials as headline sponsor + VIP area and transportation to VIP Launch Party + 20 super soft t-shirts you want + PLUS VIP access of buses for 50 of your guest to be bused to event of your choice in 2014

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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