Chris Heivly, one of two partners running The Startup Factory accelerator and a founder of the Paradoxos Festival in the Bull City, says in a blog post that the event will return in 2015 even though attendance was disappointing at the second celebration of tech, art and culture.
“So where do we go from here? The core team committed to operating this for 5 years to give it a good shot of becoming something. We will all be back with 2 years under our belt. Next year will be different again,” Heivly wrote. “I don’t know how but like a good startup we are working to find the perfect intersection. I also know that we will need to drive more volunteers and attendees. See you all there!”
Heivly acknowledged being disappointed in the turnout at the event earlier this month. He described attendance as “light.”
In an interview with WRALTechWire after the festival, Heivly said the future of Paradoxos was “an open question.”
In his blog published Friday, Heivly was more positive yet also noted backers involved in the project will need to be patient.
“These festivals are all the rage for communities now as each one tries to create the new SXSW,” he wrote. “Remember, SXSW has been around for 27 years and it certainly represents the vibe we are after, but to in any way compare ourselves or benchmark ourselves to that event is a fools errand.”
The full blog is available online.