Ten startups from an international pool of applications have been nominated by the jury / Pitch for a sponsorship programme place on 28 June / Börsenverein Group offering an exclusive networking opportunity and funding of 10,000 Euro
The jury has made its selection: Ten remarkable startups will take part in the Börsenverein Group CONTENTshift accelerator 2022. A total of 39 startups from three continents applied for this year’s round of the sponsorship programme, including entrepreneurs from Denmark, India, Canada and the UK. The top 10 selection shows how digital tools can make our lives more pleasant and joyful - and how digital applications can be made easier for us to use.
The nominated startups (in alphabetical order):
All ten startups will present their business ideas at a pitch event in Frankfurt on 28 June, where the jury will then select five of them. In the following months, the entrepreneurs from the selected startups will have access to a top-class network of investors as well as startup and industry experts from the book and media industry. They will receive coaching and participate in a co-creation workshop to review their business models and explore current challenges and cooperation opportunities. The jury will select the "Startup of the Year" at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 20 October, which will be awarded 10,000 euros in funding.
The accelerator programme is sponsored by companies from the book and media industry, which send members to the CONTENTshift jury. This year's jury includes: Detlef Büttner and Leif Göritz (Lehmanns Media/Thalia Bookstore), Olaf Carstens (Cornelsen Publishing House), Stephan Dietrich (Junfermann Publishing House), Nina Hugendubel and Per Dalheimer (Hugendubel Bookstore), Stefanie Penck (TeNeues Publishing House), Wolfgang Pichler (MANZ Publishing House and Bookstore), Ronald Schild (MVB), Peter Kraus vom Cleff (Börsenverein) as well as Deepa Gautam-Nigge (SAP Next-Gen Innovation Network) as a partner of the programme from outside the industry.
About the Börsenverein Group
The Börsenvereinsgruppe (Group of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association) represents the interests of Germany's book industry and provides its members with advisory and practical services. The group comprises the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e. V. (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) and its business subsidiaries, which include Frankfurter Buchmesse MVB, Mediacampus Frankfurt as well as the Holding Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Beteiligungsgesellschaft. The Börsenvereinsgruppe supports the book industry and media sector by providing professional services that include advocacy, the organisation of cultural projects, tradeshows, training programmes and publishing and technology services.
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