June 2, 2008
BookRenter.com Named as Showoff Finalist for Twiistup 4
Selected from over 100 companies to present at prestigious event profiling the brightest Internet start-ups
San Jose, California June 2, 2008 -- BookRenter.com, the first online book rental company, has beaten 10-1 odds to become a showoff finalist at Twiistup 4, in Santa Monica, CA on July 17. Twiistup 4 is the premier SoCal event that promotes the best of the new Internet economy's start-up companies.
BookRenter.com was one of 11 finalists selected from over 100 submissions. BookRenter.com will present its service at the event and will have the opportunity to win the 'Best of Show' popular vote award.
"We are delighted that BookRenter.com has been selected as a showoff for Twiistup 4," said Mike Macadaan, Twiistup founder. "The companies that submitted applications made the job of selecting the finalists very tough – so kudos goes to BookRenter.com for making the grade and having some great Internet technology. We're excited to have them at the event and wish them luck in trying to win the popular vote award"
The BookRenter.com team plans on showcasing how its service makes education more affordable for students nationwide. With textbooks costing students an average of $1,000 each school year, BookRenter.com's five different rental periods and rental extensions offer a realistic and customizable solution for any student.
"We are extremely excited to be a part of the Twiistup 4 11 and look forward to representing Silicon Valley at the event. We hope all those at the event come by our table to check out how BookRenter.com makes renting books easy, affordable, and green," said Laura Sneddon, Ecommerce Marketing Manager at BookRenter.com.
Twiistup 4 will be held at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, CA, at 7pm on July 17, 2008. Tickets are on sale at twiistup.com.
Twiistup connects people from technology, media and entertainment. Our events feature start-ups chosen to "show off" their products and services to influential bloggers, fellow tech-heads, investors, the media and those interested in learning about what's hot in tech. Unlike traditional networking events, Twiistup mixes it up with tunes, video, bites, beverages, swag and the unexpected. Sponsors include AOL Developer Network, Userplane, MediaTemple, Mashable, TechZulu, bub.blicio.us, GirlsInTech, Webware, USC Stevens Institute of Innovation and Stickam.com. More information can be found at twiistup.com.
Founded in 2006, BookRenter.com is the first online book rental service. BookRenter.com replaces traditional bookstore sales with online book rentals for students at schools throughout the nation. Flexible rental periods and a hassle free return process save customers up to 75% off retail price. These savings, along with a large title selection, five convenient rental periods, and free return shipping spur the question Why Buy When You Can Rent?® Located in San Jose, California, BookRenter.com is a Santa Clara County certified green business.