Ingram Content Group Opens Applications for 1440 Accelerator Session Winter 2016

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Ingram Content Group announced the re-opening of applications for its accelerator program, 1440, named for the year Johannes Gutenberg perfected his printing press technology.

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Ingram Content Group announced the re-opening of applications for its 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 breakthrough innovations related to digital or physical content distribution.

1440, Ingram Content Group’s accelerator, fosters innovative products and technologies used to create, distribute, or consume print or electronic book content. Ideally suited for the program are early-stage companies that support book publishers, including independent authors, or help retailers, libraries, or educators connect with more readers. Of particular interest are content creation or distribution platforms, demand generation services, data analysis tools (sales, market, customer data) or similar products and services.

The expertise of Ingram Content Group will be supplemented by the guidance and mentorship of The Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

The deadline for accepting applications is November 30, 2015. The program begins on January 31, 2016, and encompasses an intense 14-week process designed to accelerate the growth of up to 10 startups. The investment terms include an investment of $30,000 in exchange for 7% equity with an additional 3% equity earmarked for key advisors.

Apply now at and help shape the future of the publishing industry!

Ingram Content Group, headquartered near Nashville, Tenn. and with offices globally, is leading the way that digital and physical content is distributed. Publishers, online and physical retailers, libraries, and educators partner with Ingram to reach more readers, engage with more patrons and enhance the learning experience. Through an unmatched global distribution and logistics network, and innovative technologies including automated print on demand, digital asset management and distribution, and e-learning platforms, Ingram offers a complete set of tools to reach readers around the world.

About Ingram Content Group
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., VitalSource Technologies Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures Inc. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at

About the EC
The Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) fosters innovation and entrepreneurship by Turning Ideas Into Reality, helping to start businesses and create jobs. The EC connects entrepreneurs with investors, mentors and the critical resources they need to accelerate the launch of startup businesses. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the Center is funded through sponsorships, partnerships, donations and grants. The EC relies on support from leading corporations, successful entrepreneurs and those who have a vested interest in the EC’s success. For more information, visit

Contact: Elizabeth Fielding 615-321-3110 / elizabeth(at)tsgnashville(dot)com


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