March 1st, 2020
The new publishing imprint will curate and publish breakout ideas from entrepreneurs, innovators and industry disruptors
Boulder, CO (January 16, 2020) – Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announces plans with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWA and JWB), a global leader in research and education, to launch a new publishing imprint, Techstars Press.
Techstars Press will serve as the premier publishing home for entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry disruptors, and will acquire, curate, and publish with the mission of providing indispensable resources for the startup community. In keeping with the Techstars spirit of stimulating innovation and positive social and economic change globally, Techstars Press will act as a platform to launch breakout ideas and industry expertise within the entrepreneurial and startup landscape.
“With Techstars Press, we will aim to create a better, more innovative, and more author- and audience-appropriate publishing experience for entrepreneurs and innovators,” said Jenny Lawton, Chief Innovation Officer, Techstars. “By bringing these books together under one imprint we will focus, amplify, and accelerate the success of each book, and help authors benefit from the power and support of the Techstars global network.”
Through Techstars Press, Techstars and Wiley will be able to offer unique value to authors and readers, bringing to market rich content from talent that traditional publishing houses alone don’t have access to, and providing a flexible range of offerings in both product and promotion.
“Wiley has long been a proud publisher of some of the greatest thought leaders on business and technology,” said Matt Holt, SVP of Professional Development at Wiley. “We are excited to partner on Techstars Press, using our 200+ year-long publishing legacy to elevate the valuable insights from their well-respected entrepreneurial community.”
Techstars Press will publish its inaugural titles in 2020, including Yes, You Can Do This! How Women Start Up, Scale Up and Build The Life They Want by Techstars’ General Manager, Claudia Reuter, due to be published in February. Yes, You Can Do This! encourages women to “lean in” to entrepreneurship in order to create businesses with the rules they want and change the playing field for others all while making a significant impact in the world.
Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Techstars founders connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies. Techstars operates three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,900 companies with a market cap of more than $25 Billion. www.techstars.com
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, we help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to all of our stakeholders. The Company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.
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