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CONTENTshift and other events at the Frankfurt Book Fair 31.08.2022

Frankfurter Buchmesse

We are looking forward to the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022! Highlights include the final show of the CONTENTshift Accelerator, where our five finalists pitch for the title "Content Start-up of the Year", and a physical "icebreaker" networking event where we connect start-ups and industry experts.

Visit us at our booth in Hall 4.0 / H77.

CONTENTshift accelerator finale, October 20, 11 am

Who is turning the book industry upside down? The programme's finalists are in the run for the title “Content Startup of the Year 2022” and the prize of 10,000 €. After three months of intensive exchange with their mentors and coaches, ACTitude, enna, Heimsafari and Immer are now preparing for their final pitch! In the following award ceremony the winning startup will be announced.

Join us for the highlight of the CONTENTshift accelerator programme and witness which of our ambitious entrepreneurs will take home the prize.

When? 20 October, 11 - 12 am

Where?  Frankfurt Studio

CONTENTshift startup club Breakfast, October 19, 10 am

Start your first day at the fair with our startup breakfast. Connect with other members of our startup club and the participants of the CONTENTshift accelerator. We also invite other startups to join us and find out more about what CONTENTshift and the Börsenverein offers startups. (Open for all startups) 

Interested startups and industry representatives can register at

When? October 19, 10 - 11 am

Where? Börsenverein booth, Hall 3.1 / H61

CONTENTshift Icebreaker Speeddating, October 21, 2 pm

At the Icebreaker Speeddating we break the ice between old and new and bring the book industry and startups together. Get to know young entrepreneurs, thought leaders and industry experts in alternating discussion rounds! We are looking forward to our next networking event at the Frankfurter Buchmesse and the opportunity to exchange ideas about innovative business models, exciting projects and the future of the book industry.

Interested startups and industry representatives can register via our registration from. 

When? October 21, 2 - 3 pm

Where? Room Brillanz


Overview of further events

Please note that these events will be taking place in German. You are still welcome to join for interesting conversations and networking opportunities.

Introducing the Interest Group Digital, October 19, 2 - 3 pm

The Interest Group Digital (IG) is the central communication and exchange platform at the German Publishers and Booksellers Association for all relevant topics regarding digital transformation in commerce and publishing. At the "Silent Disco" at the Börsenverein booth, Hall 3.1 / H61, you can inform yourself about current themes and projects and become a member of the IG!  Members of the CONTENTshift startup club are also invited to contribute to the IG Digital! If you have questions you can contact

Silent Disco IG Digital

Book meets Game Part 2, October 19, 3 - 4:30 pm

After a succesful event at the Gamescom 2022, the exchange between the games and book industry is going to be continued. To facilitate the communication, the Frankfurt Book Fair invites you to a guided tour across the fair. Combined with a small networking round at the beginning, the tour is an opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between the two industries. The event is going to start at room Brillanz on the fair grounds. If you are interested, you can register through the registration form.

Messebild © Christina Weiß

© Christina Weiß

Telling a Story Through Images – Theme Night and Discussions, October 19, starting 6:30 pm

We happily invite you to the Theme Night at the bookshop Happy (Glauburgstraße 20, 60318 Frankfurt am Main). There, you will have the opportunity to talk about the Genre comic, manga and graphic novel with experts of the fields and inform yourself about this form of literature. Furthermore you can browse through selected works and come across some very interesting finds.
Additionally the bookstore will offer entertainment for children in the afternoon. You are welcome to stop by! If you are interested in taking part, you can register via the formular below or via

Comic-Veranstaltung Happy © Claudia Simchen

© Claudia Simchen

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