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We'll help you gain a foothold in the content industry. Get involved and refine your business model in a practice-oriented way together with potential clients.

Your benefits

Practical Experience


  • Direct and close contact with our first-rate jury members, consisting of major industry players from renowned companies
  • Mutual exchange with the other participating startups
  • Free membership in the CONTENTshift startup club for one year
  • outside of the programm: Icebreaker Events to network within the industry and other founders


  • €10,000 for the final winner of the competition
  • Prospects of future investment by or cooperation with jury members
  • Paid accomodation expenses for one person per startup during programme events


  • Ongoing coverage and communication
  • Big pitch at the Frankfurt Book Fair in front of the jury as well as investors
  • Presence on the CONTENTshift homepage
  • Be invited to all big industry events as a member of the CONTENTshift startup club
CONTENTshift Jury 2022

Get to know our first-rate jury 2022!

Apply now for the CONTENTshift accelerator!

Eligibility criteria

  • Your business model is related to the content industry and/or can be applied to the content industry.
  • Your company is more than an idea
  • You have a solid product concept
  • You have a stable team of founders
  • You have already founded the company

How do I apply?

Thank you for your application! 

The application period for the CONTENTshift accelerator 2022 has ended on 1 May 2022. We will now start reviewing the received application. All applicants will be informed about the next steps soon.

Important: Ten startups will be preselected and invited to pitch in front of the Jury at a pitch event on 28 June. Please ensure that you can attend this event. For more information see our programme.

Click here to see the eligibility criteria

Get in touch!

Stefanie Perk

Stefanie Perk Project Management, German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein)

Mirjam Wingenbach

Mirjam Wingenbach Project Management, German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein)

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