Ingram Content Group launches 1440 accelerators
Ingram Content Group has launched its new accelerator programme, 1440, named for the year Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing press technology. Built on the belief that publishing innovation has the power to change the world, 1440 aims to find and accelerate startups creating the next breakthrough innovations in the publishing industry.
“At Ingram Content Group, we pride ourselves on constantly looking for innovative technologies and ideas to help our customers improve their business,” said John Ingram, chairman and CEO of Ingram Content Group and chairman of The Nashville Entrepreneur Center. “We’re excited to collaborate with the EC and Jumpstart Foundry to advance the publishing industry,” he added.
The programme is set to begin in September and will consist of an intensive 14-week process designed to accelerate the growth of up to 10 startups. Participating companies will receive a $30k investment for 10 percent equity and will be mentored by seasoned experts at Ingram Content Group.