The National Book Foundation has just announced their 2016 prize of $10,000 for individuals or companies that are doing innovative things to promote reading. You have to live in the United States to enter, but this should be appealing towards any new startup that are doing interesting things in education or discovery. If you are thinking of entering check out their official page and their past winners to give you a sense on what they are looking for.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.