The word ‘Tallenge’ is a clever amalgam of Talent and Challenge which together defines the core of the company- to provide an online talent platform where users can showcase their skills and compete to win fame and fortune. Any person; amateur, hobbyist or pro, with any demonstratable talent, in any language or format, from any part of the world can participate and win on it. It has no celebrity judges and it truly democratizes the talent discovery process by empowering viewers to vote for their favorite entry via a unique head-to-head voting format. It bypasses the physical constraints of competitive/reality TV to provide users with an experience that is simple, always-on and global. With over 20 open categories including performing arts, visual arts, literature, technology and business and participants from over 100 countries, Tallenge is Earth’s Largest Talent Platform.
Tallenge, Inc. was founded as a C-Corp in Delaware in 2012. Headquartered in Fremont, CA, with regional hub in Bangalore (India). It is founded by Praveen Gupta an engineer-MBA and experienced entrepreneur. In 2000, Praveen launched Asia’s first online market research company – Cross-Tab. Over the next 10 years, he gained tremendous experience across all areas of global consumer internet (portal, gaming, social, music, channels, auctions etc) and expertise across consumer behavior, analytics, big data and consulting; working with top tier online businesses such as Microsoft, Yahoo, eBay, Monster, Lenovo across all the major online geographies.
Tallenge has a simple process which involves uploading an entry on it and broadcasting it across one’s social networks. Visitors to the site then vote for entries in a unique head-to-head format. Every week, a winner (the one with the most votes) walks away with cash, fame and opportunities. It also allows participants to benefit from their social capital and empowers the viewers by putting them in the judge’s chair. It aims to democratize and gamify the global talent discovery process. They have no geographic limitations, they accept every form of talent and they have one of the largest prize purse.
They hope to become a globally popular online destination where talented people come to showcase their skills and compete; and visitors come for entertainment and to help discover the next big star. The response to their beta launch has been terrific with the over 100,000 visitors in 10 weeks, 7000+ member sign-ups and 5000+ entries from across 130 countries.
So don’t wait get yourself on tallenge and showcase your talent.
Geekopedia wishes Tallenge best of luck for future endeavors