SparkPeople – Preview of SparkAmerica, an Online Motivation Community

Chris Downie, Founder, SparkPeople

Former P&Ger Chris started auction site Up4Sale, which became eBay’s first acquisition. He turned that success into the SparkPeople empire – a free online diet and healthy living community. With over 3 million members and 15 million monthly visits, SparkPeople has hatched thousands of success stories such as,,, and, and the NY Times Bestseller The Spark. This demo was part of “Birds of a Feather: A Look at Communities” panel at the Health 2.0 San Francisco 2011 conference.