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CONTENTshift Accelerator

The content industry accelerator

The CONTENTshift accelerator is an international funding programme geared towards startups active in the content industry. Our goal is to make use of the synergies between startups and established companies by bringing them together and firmly anchoring innovations in the industry.

CONTENTshift is a unique opportunity to get a foothold in the German content industry Babar Baig, WriteReader

Programme 2024

Application phase
1 March - 1 May
Announcement Top 10
13 June
Pitch Event
19 June
Announcement Finalists & Beginning of Programme
20 June
Co-Creation Workshop
11 - 13 Sep
17 Oct

For Startups

Take your ideas further – together with industry experts.
Do you have an innovative idea for the content industry but lack contacts to decision makers, industry expertise and the scope you need to get off to a great start?

This is where the CONTENTshift accelerator comes in. Find out more about the programme benefits and apply to participate.

The application period 2024 will end on May 1. We are looking forward to receiving your applications! Please keep June 19 free for the pitch event. The event will either take place in physical form in Frankfurt or digitally. We will keep you updated in this regard on our website. 

For Investors

Quicker access to new business models
Invest in the CONTENTshift programme and enjoy a spot on our expert jury. We'll introduce you to new business models, ideas and founders.

Find out more about our programme benefits and don't hesitate to contact us.


With you every step of the way

Dr. Harald Henzler and Prof. Dr. Okke Schlüter will accompany the CONTENTshift accelerator in an advisory capacity from the outset, providing coaching services to participating startups throughout the entire programme. Their support for investors includes developing an evaluation matrix that visualises each startup's value creation and business model and shows which ideas best correspond to which goals and requirements.

Get in touch

Stefanie Perk

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

David Brauer

David Brauer Trainee Department Innovation and Intermediate Book Trade, German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein)

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