RedShelf, a Chicago-based startup spurring digital adoption in higher education and one of the fastest-growing distributors of eTextbooks in the U.S., has been named a Top 100 Finalist for the 14th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards. RedShelf was selected as a top finalist out of 535 nominees for its innovative eReader software platform.
“We are excited to be nominated as a finalist for the first time and to be considered amongst other forward thinkers and entrepreneurs who share the same drive to push boundaries,” said Greg Fenton, CEO and Co-founder of RedShelf.
RedShelf’s eReading software works hand in hand with renowned publishers and college bookstores across the nation to bring students more affordable options for textbooks. In the past, digital textbooks have struggled to gain traction, largely due to high costs, complicated download processes, cumbersome software, and resistance from college administration making it a less attractive option for students. RedShelf believes that its combination of affordable options, user-friendly and academic-focused features, and a high level of customer service is the secret sauce to a new era for eTextbooks.
In collaboration with more than 350 college bookstores and 400 publishing partners, RedShelf is able to bring digital purchasing opportunities to students while also driving down the costs of textbooks. Students can search, buy, and read from over 200,000 eBook titles available on the RedShelf platform today. The reading experience includes a variety of features such as flash card and study guide creation, note-sharing collaboration and other annotation tools to help students study and succeed in the classroom at an affordable price.
As one of the Top 100 Finalists, RedShelf is in the running for the Innovation Awards’ annual “People’s Choice Award,” which allows anyone to submit their votes for the nominees in their specified categories. To vote, you can submit your ballot online at http://www.chicagoinnovationawards.com/2015-peoples-choic... until October 9th. To vote for RedShelf, you can select the company under the Education category of the online ballot! Winners will be announced October 27th.
RedShelf i a eading upplier of digital learning materials, dedicated to providing paramount technology to the learning community in order to accelerate the transition to digital. In collaboration with strategic partners, publishers, institutions, campus bookstores, and other ontent creato, RedShelf streamlines the discovery and distribution of eBooks and other digital course materials for today’s student learners. Utilizing a seamless browser-based eReader solution along with a powerful eCommerce engine, RedShelf provides easily accessible and cost-effective learning materials to learners everywhere. Please visit www.redshelf.com for additional company information.