Join the BookExpo Challenge

A publishing startup pitch competition at BEA 2014.

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What is the BookExpo Challenge?

Bring your new business to Startup Alley at BookExpo America 2014, right next to the Digital Zone, and pitch to venture capitalists and publishing & technology leaders. The competition judges will then select 6 finalists for a live, on-stage Startup Challenge event.

Eligibility: Early stage startups in the publishing space.

Judging Criteria: Judges will make their decisions based on which ventures they believe to be most  promising and likely to succeed.


May 29th, 2014

Starting at 10:30 AM


New York, NY

The Jacob Javits Convention Center

What you'll receive...

Registered companies will receive the following to present to judges and attendees at BookExpo America:

● Display table
● 2 Chairs
● 2 4-Day BEA Passes with retail value of $498 each
● A listing in the official BEA directory
● Coaching from investment professionals on raising capital
● Access to publishing industry executives

Not to mention, the opportunity to present your new product or service to VCs and access to attendees at the largest publishing event in the US


At the discretion of the judges, one company will receive one of each of the following prizes in addition to the opportunity to have a booth in BEA's startup alley.

● 1st Place winner receives a $10,000 prize, sponsored by Ingram

● 2nd place winner receives a $5,000 prize, sponsored by Sourcebooks

Registration Costs

BEA and Librify have created a special, low-cost registration fee of $599 just for this event.
All applications must be submitted by May 21, 2014.


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Thank you to our event sponsors!

Contact Us

If you wish to register for BookExpo Challenge or want to request additional information please reach out to us below.

Interested startups will receive additional details for official event registration.