The Internet is the world’s greatest publishing tool. By combining creativity and technology, you can be part of Disrupt!/Books!/ in the Middle East.
Got a disruptive idea for a publishing start up? Maybe its a book idea that you believe readers all over the Middle East are waiting for. Maybe it’s a new app that allows for dynamic reading of Arabic eBooks. Maybe it’s a web platform that can distribute content to readers everywhere. Whatever you idea might be, we want to hear from you!
It’s time to Disrupt Books.
Disrupt!/Books!/ is a three-day event for the book industry set in King Hussain’s new Zinc Campus. The atmosphere is eclectic with the event powered by Mideast Creatives and many of Jordan’s most successful business and start up talents.
Selected applicants will be invited to attend the weekend at the Zinc Campus at the King Hussein Business Park on 5, 6 and 7 March. Applicants will work almost around the clock to turn promising concepts into new start ups and compete against one another in a final 3 min pitch battle.
Beginning with open pitches on Thursday, attendees with creative publishing ideas test their ideas against some of the most promising concepts with teams focusing on customer development, idea validation and creating a viable product. By Saturday evening, participants pitch their ideas and receive valuable feedback from a panel of professional expert judges and jury.
We are excited to announce various prizes for the top three pitches. Prizes up for grabs are a cash prize of 2000 JOD for first place, followed by two publishing deals with Project Pen for second place and a surprising undisclosed award from Zain and Oasis 500.
Deadline for applying is: Sunday, 1 March 2015
The registration has been closed. For questions please contact Eman Elshafei: firstname.lastname@example.org