Ingram Content Group Launches 1440 Accelerator

Jul 16, 2015

Ingram Content Group announced the launch of its new accelerator program, 1440, named for the year Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing press technology. Built on the belief that publishing innovation has the power to change the world, 1440 aims to find and accelerate startups creating the next breakthroughs in the publishing industry.

The program is set to begin in September and will consist of a 14-week process designed to accelerate the growth of up to 10 startups. Participating companies will receive a $30k investment for 10% equity and will be mentored by experts at Ingram Content Group. Participants will also receive guidance and mentorship from The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Jumpstart Foundry. 1440 will begin on the heels of Jumpstart Foundry's flagship accelerator, whose participants will graduate in August at Health:Further and The Nashville Entrepreneur Center's Project Music, which launched eight music technology companies in April.

Applications for the 1440 program are currently open and will close on August 7. It's an open call for ideas which could range from improving customer experience to bringing books to new markets to helping publishers establish stronger relationships with end customers. Interested startups can learn more and apply at