Thank you for your interest in the Renew the Book innovation program! Please fill in this form in order to let us know why you want to join the program. This is the first step towards being selected for the Renew the Book Program. The information you provide will help us choose the top startups which will be selected for the second step of the application process.
Please fill in everything in English.
Startup name: *

What is the URL of your website? (Please provide username and password if you are running a private beta/prototype product) *

Please describe your business in a tweet (140 characters or less). What problem are you solving? *

What is new, exciting or disruptive about what your company does? What makes it stand out? (max 400 characters) *

Which competitors have you identified for your startup? *

How is your startup applicable to the publishing industry? *

At what stage is your startup? *

We’re interested in finding out who is behind this awesome idea! Tell us more about you.

How many founders are there in the startup? If there are additional team members, please mention their names and their roles. *

Please provide us the names, LinkedIn profiles, roles (CEO, CTO, etc) of  ALL founders.* 
(If one or more founders don't have a LinkedIn profile, please provide link to another platform or add your relevant bio here) *

What do you see as the biggest challenge your team is facing in making your startup successful? *

Do you know any Rockstart or GAU (General Publisher's Association) founders, colleagues, mentors, startups, partners or other people in their network that would recommend you, individually or as a team?  If so, please provide their names.

We'd like to know some more practical details about you and your startup.

Where is your company currently located? *

What is the name of your company's main contact person? *

What is the email address of your company's main contact person? *

What would you like to get out of the Renew the Book Program? *

If you answered "other" at the previous question, please elaborate here.

Please mark any areas where your startup might contribute to innovation within the publishing sector: *

If you answered "other" at the previous question, please elaborate here.

We strive to be global, but how global are we - which source lead you to apply to our program? *

If you answered "other" at the previous question, please elaborate here.

Thank you for your interest in joining our program! You can immediately continue with the second part of the application. 
Or, if you prefer, you can ask for our assessment of the first form, before continuing. We will let you know if your startup and our program seem enough of a fit to continue with the application within 10 days. *

You can find the second application form here:

Thank you for applying to the Renew the Book program!
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