Thursday, March 20, 2014

Paradoxos 2014 – The BIG Tent Talent Show

We are scouting for talent!  Win cash prizes for you or your team!

Are you an entrepreneur?  Do you have hidden talents?  Need a break from the everyday pressures of building a startup? We are looking for the top 10 craziest, fun, and entertaining local entrepreneurs (or teams) to join us for “ The BIG Tent Talent Show” at Durham’s Paradoxos Festival on April 10, 2014 from 2:30 to 5:00pm.
What is Paradoxos?
Paradoxos is a festival of events celebrating the power of ideas. This year's festival in Durham will pack inspiration, ideas and fun into two days, April 10-11, 2014. Check out for more information and details on the festival. 

What is the Big Tent?On the empty lot at the corner of Main St and Corcoran, The Big Tent will serve as the hub of Paradoxos activity.  On Thursday afternoon, we will host a series of fun events to celebrate the areas startup founders and all of their hard work.  Padded Sumo wrestling, an Investor Dunk Tank and to cap off the program, a Talent Show with huge cash prizes will leave everyone smiling.

Why a Talent Show? 
We know building company is tough and you are heads down, but we think it’s time for a little fun with your fellow entrepreneurs, colleagues, friends and family. You (and maybe your team members) have special talents and we think the world should know.  Ten of the best and brightest will perform on stage for five minutes each.   

What’s in it for you?Ready to laugh AND have your peers laugh with you?  It’s time to show everyone your stage stuff.  Plus there are BIG cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

How do I apply? Just send your idea for a five-minute gig on stage no later than April 2nd. Get in early to guarantee your spot.

Email Dhruv Patel at  

CED, The Startup Factory and NC IDEA are your hosts for the BIG event.

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