Flat World Knowledge CEO Jeff Shelstad to Speak at the Venture Capital in Education Summit 2010

Jeff Shelstad,Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Flat World Knowledge, the leading publisher of commercial, openly-licensed college textbooks, will speak on a panel at the Venture Capital in Education Summit 2010, in New York, on Wednesday, June 9, about his company’s innovative business model to revolutionize the college textbook market.

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Jeff joins a select group of industry leaders and innovators, entrepreneurs and investors who are addressing the opportunities and challenges facing executives in both incumbent and innovative businesses across the education industry.

He brings a 22+ year successful record in higher education publishing to Flat World Knowledge, a venture-backed publisher that offers world-class, free and low-cost college textbooks. Flat World Knowledge has raised over $11.5 million in private investment capital in the past two years.

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  1. WHO: Jeff Shelstad, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Flat World Knowledge, the leading publisher of commercial, openly-licensed college textbooks

  2. WHAT: Panel: Business Model Aspirations and Realities – Capturing Customer Spend

  3. WHEN: Wednesday, June 9, 11:45 – 1:00 p.m., EDT

  4. WHERE: IAC Building, 555 West 18th St., New York City; Venture Capital in Education Summit 2010; sponsored by Berkery Noyes and Start


Company information

Flat World Knowledge is the largest publisher of free and open college textbooks for students worldwide. Committed to making higher education more affordable and accessible, the company provides students with free online access to complete, peer-reviewed textbooks, with options to purchase affordable print and digital formats, including e-books, audio books, PDF downloads and interactive study aids. Flat World’s open license and online editing platform enable professors to modify the content and create the “perfect book” for their course. To date, more than 1,600 professors at over 900 colleges in 44 countries have used Flat World open textbooks. To learn more, visit www.flatworldknowledge.com; follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/flatworldknowledge; and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/flat_world.

7th June 2010

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