Paperight is thrilled to announce that we have taken first place in the Contec Frankfurt Startup Showcase, held yesterday at the 56th Frankfurt Book Fair.
Contec Frankfurt is a precursor to the Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest book and media fair in the world, with keynote speeches and presentations that encourage improved engagement between different sectors of the publishing community.
The Startup Showcase took up part of the proceedings at Contec, with five publishing startups from around the world chosen as finalists. After short presentations from each of the finalists, Paperight was named as the winner of the showcase, with PubCoder from Italy named as the runner-up.
“It’s incredible and humbling to be chosen as the winners of this competition,” said Paperight CEO Arthur Attwell, “especially with such stiff competition from around the world and such an esteemed panel of experts judging the value of our work.”
The win rounds off a year of success for Paperight in international publishing innovation awards, including winning Most Entrepreneurial Startup at the O’Reilly Tools of Change Startup Showcase in New York City, as well as taking first place at the Digital Minds Innovation Awards at London Book Fair, both earlier this year. Paperight is also currently one of five finalists in the Accenture Innovation Index awards in South Africa.
“We would like to thank all of our publishers, outlets and supporters from around the world in helping us bring this amazing award back to South Africa,” said Attwell. “And we would also like to extend our thanks too to the judges and attendees at Contec for believing in our vision to bring every book within walking distance of every home.”