Press and accolades

Paperight accolades

[An] ingenious solution to widespread book shortages in the developing world [… The House] congratulates Paperight and encourages publishers to register with Paperight in making their works accessible to all.—The Parliament of South Africa, 28 Feb 2013

This is genius. This is important. This is innovation in publishing.—Kassia Krozser, Booksquare

Disruptive innovation [that’s] both forehead-slappingly obvious and totally brilliant.—Dan Eldridge, TeleRead

[One of] 13 South African start-ups to look out for in 2013—Ventureburn

[One of] 10 African tech startups you need to know—CNN

“[Paperight’s potential] impact is huge … it can become a global innovation that solves an inherent problem in how to produce material in a mass way, but in a distributed fashion.”—William Mzimba, CEO of Accenture South Africa

Paperight has been covered by dozens of media outlets, including Forbes, Paid Content, Publishers Weekly, Daily MaverickRapport, You, Huisgenoot, the Mail & Guardian, Brainstorm, Fair Lady, the Daily Sun, and Seventeen magazine. We’ve also appeared on CNBC Africa, SAfm radio, and Hectic Nine-9 on SABC2.

In 2012 we received an Innovation Award seed grant from the SAB Foundation. And in 2013, we won Most Entrepreneurial Startup at Tools of Change for Publishing in New York (and were congratulated publicly by the South African Parliament), the Digital Minds Innovation Award at the London Book Fair, and Best Startup at CONTEC at the Frankfurt Book Fair. And we won the Apex Award for the most innovative small company at the 2013 Accenture Innovation Awards.

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