Publisher Pro among Winners of Venture Kick Stage 1 for CHF 10,000

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The Publisher Pro team recently competed in the Venture Kick stage 1 competition. As one of four startups advancing to Venture Kick stage 2, they received a CHF 10,000 grant.

Publisher Pro is a subscription-based, SaaS platform for health and medical researchers, based on founder and CEO Kali Tal’s method for teaching scientists how to write better research papers faster. Publisher Pro is a writing ecosystem designed to help scientists produce publishable work, collaborate, and thrive, supported by intuitive software and human editors. Medical researchers must publish in English to stay competitive, but most find writing hard and slow. Writing becomes a bottleneck between doing science and sharing it. Scientists thus need a reliable system that helps them write quickly and well.

Publisher Pro breaks writing tasks into small, manageable components, integrating them into the scientific process. Interactive, highly customizable templates and a rich help system guide scientific authors and collaborators. The secure, cloud-based platform includes specialized tools so scientists can painlessly organize writing tasks, manage co-authors, track comments, versions, and changes, set and keep deadlines, submit to target journals, and respond to reviewers.

Highly-trained editors are on call; human coaching and editing are available as an added service.

The Publisher Pro team is delighted to win this competitive funding. CEO Kali Tal stated, “We’re grateful for the opportunity Venture Kick has given us to expand our business and move towards realizing our broader vision of improving scientific writing, increasing its effectiveness, and reducing the time it takes scientists to share new discoveries.”

Publisher Pro will use these funds for marketing. They will extend the Publisher Pro landing page, broaden their social-media survey-based marketing campaign, and interview key users internationally.

The Publisher Pro team includes founder and CEO Kali Tal, Ph.D., who designed the academic writing curriculum at the Medical Library at UniBern; Managing Director Kristin Marie Bivens, Ph.D., the scientific editor for the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at UniBern; Financial Officer Jasen Best; and Editorial Director Kirsti Cole, Ph.D.

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