Renew the Book Startup Competition 2017

Renew the Book Startup Competition 2017

Are you building a business around a groundbreaking book innovation? Passionate about improving the ways people read, write and share literature and non-fiction books? Apply for the 2017 edition of Renew the Book, enabling book publishers and startups to innovate the industry together.

The programme is an initiative of the association of Dutch book publishers, and it is organized by Rockstart.




22 Dec 2016


Five startups will be invited to join their 40-day programme which helps founders focus their product design, market fit and business model and provides direct access to publishers, book retailers and other stakeholders in the book sector. The programme is based in Amsterdam.

The Winning startup gets 15,000 Euros.


October 2016: Applications Open
Early January 2017: ProgrammeDirector & Selected Mentors will interview Top 15
Mid-January 2017: Five startups selected and invited to join the 40-day program
23 February 2017: Programme begins in Amsterdam
30 March 2017: Grand Finale: pitches and award ceremony
31 March 2017: End of the Renew the Book program

Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).

Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.

Credit: Renew the Book Startup Competition 2017 


Date Added: 10 Dec 2016

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