Hivos, in collaboration with ProjectPen, is organizing a competition for startups in the book industry, entitled Disrupt!/Books!/. The event will be held from March 5th until the 7th at Zinc Campus at the King Hussein Business Park, Amman. It is powered by Mideast Creatives and many of Jordan’s most successful business and start up talents.
Disrupt!/Books!/ is a three-day event that begins with open pitches on Thursday, where 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.
Prizes will be provided for the top three pitches starting by a cash prize for first place, followed by two publishing deals with Project Pen for second place and a surprising undisclosed award from Zain and Oasis 500.
For more information and to apply, visit the website here. Appication deadline is Tuesday February 24th, 2015.