As a medium, print is incompatible with the blistering pace of change and new discoveries. Textbooks are outdated as soon as they go to press. So why should students fork out hundreds of dollars for them? That’s the question Top Hat has been hearing from college students and faculty, and why the Toronto company has decided to take on the publishing business. Read more in EdSurge about the public launch of its digital textbook marketplace and its funding boost of $7.5 million from Leaders Fund.
Top Hat Launches Marketplace to Challenge Textbook Publishers: EdSurge
Top Hat Wins Pauli Award 2017 For Company of the Year
The 6th annual Pauli Awards recognize members of the Golden Triangle Angel Network, a company that invests in and mentors early-stage companies. This year’s Company of the Year award went to Top Hat, which was founded in Waterloo. Full story on CTV Kitchener.
Top Hat Takes on Textbook Publishers with the Launch of its Content Marketplace
Top Hat has now launched its content marketplace out of beta. The idea here is to challenge the massive textbook industry that doesn’t have any qualms about charging students hundreds of dollars for a book and a few (generally disappointing and hard to use) online tools and addenda. Full story on TechCrunch.