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Startup Competition Guide

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Startup competitions seeking real estate companies

They include Real Estate Innovation Contest and MIPIM Startup Competition

Innovation series by Steven Loeb
August 1, 2018
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/4be4

 
If you're a startup seeking opportunities to get funded, educated or connected, startup competitions are a great resource.

Vator has been holding its own competitions, using VatorX, to find and filter for the best startups. We've had some very successful and notable winners in the past that have gone on to raise big funding rounds including Thumbtack, DogVacay, Pokitdok, Grovo, Udemy and Apartment List, to name a few.

Anyone can list their program as VatorX is one of the most comprehensive listing guides to startup competitions, challenges, accelerators and programs. Click here to list your program!

As part of our weekly series, we'll look at top competitions with big cash prizes, as well as competitions that have teed up the most promising startups, to finding popular startup competitions you need to know about. 

Here are some of the startup competitions that are focused on real estate companies:

Description: "Realogy FWD is the 5th annual innovation summit where a select group of tech startups focused on real estate compete with live demos in front of Realogy executives, brokers and special guests to help define the future of real estate." 

Prize: In addition to a cash prize of $25,000, the winner of the competition also receives placement in the ZapStoreSM, an innovative app and service marketplace that launched in 2015 and is directly integrated with Realogy's proprietary Zap technology platform for its affiliated brokers and sales agents.

Previous winners: Hurdlr, Matterport, New Story, askavenue, Floored

Real Estate Innovation Network

Description: "Are you an up-and-coming, creative technology startup that wants to profoundly change the processes and procedures of real estate with your ideas and products? Then we’re looking for you for our Real Estate Innovation Contest 2018!"

Prize: Not specified

Previous winners: Go—PopUp

 MIPIM - The world's leading property market

Description: "For the fourth year, the MIPIM Startup Competition, in partnership with global real estate tech partner MetaProp NYC, will reveal the most promising and innovative startups that tackle the biggest urban challenges around the world."

Prize

1st place

  • Three (3) free passes to MIPIM PropTech Europe 2019, MIPIM PropTech New York 2019, MIPIM Asia 2019
  • Free business corner in the Innovation Forum at MIPIM 2020 (includes four (4) free passes)
  • Brand exposure : visibility in MIPIM 2019 communication tools*
  • Coaching before and during MIPIM 2019
  • Global access to the VIPs of the Real Estate industry via the MIPIM Online Database
  • Automatic selection as a finalist for MetaProp NYC 2019 real estate technology accelerator program

2nd place

  • Two (2) free passes to MIPIM PropTech Europe 2019, MIPIM PropTech New York 2019, MIPIM Asia 2019
  • Two (2) free passes to MIPIM 2020
  • Brand exposure : visibility in MIPIM 2019 communication tools*
  • Coaching before and during MIPIM 2019
  • Global access to the VIPs of the Real Estate industry via the MIPIM Online Database

3rd place

  • One (1) free pass to MIPIM PropTech Europe 2019, MIPIM PropTech New York 2019, MIPIM Asia 2019
  • One (1) free pass to MIPIM 2020
  • Brand exposure : visibility in MIPIM 2019 communication tools*
  • Coaching before and during MIPIM 2019
  • Global access to the VIPs of the Real Estate industry via the MIPIM Online Database

Previous winners: Disruptive Technologies, Workwell, Physee

 
Harvard Real Estate Venture Competition

Description: "The Harvard REVC is a pitch competition, with $33,000 in cash prizes, hosting start-ups whose missions reflect innovative approaches to real estate investing, development, design or construction."

Prize: $33,000 in cash prizes

Previous winners: Lock.in

 

Description: "It's a challenge to create or significantly improve any software/hardware that can advance current building processes or practices in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or Real Estate."

Prize: Not specified

Previous winners: iPot

 

Description: "Win the chance to pitch your company at the Future of Real Estate Summit in front of 300 leaders from the Real Estate industries, including Cemex Ventures, Watsco Ventures, Plaza Construction, Booj, Inman, Lionstone Development, Grass River Property, and more."

Prize

First Place awarded by our panel of expert judges:

  • Exhibitor table at CREtech's Dec 6th event in NYC (valued at $3000; includes 3 passes to attend) invite to exclusive pre-event reception, logo on marketing materials and site at annual

  • $6,000 Sendgrid credit

  • $2,000 in legal services from Private Advising Group

  • $3,600 worth of co-working space (6 months for 2 people) at The LAB Miami

  • ​FastTrack Into eMerge Americas 2019 Startup Showcase

  • RealConnex Platform influencer (Valued at $1,300)

People’s Choice chosen by audience vote:

• $1,500 in Sendgrid Credits

Previous winners: Not specified

 

Description: "The primary purpose of the competition is to encourage entrepreneurial real estate ventures. The event also serves as an opportunity to promote top student talent before prominent industry professionals."

Prize: The winning team not only receives $100,000 in cash and prizes, but also the opportunity to secure as much as $10,000,000 in equity funding. 

Previous winners: INSEAD, UofC, Northwestern

 

Description: "The event, jointly hosted by the Center for Real Estate and Finance and ICSC, showcased international and national teams from top real estate programs competing to win the top prize of $10,000. The teams analyzed a real-world retail real estate case in five days and presented their investment pitch to industry executive judges acting as potential investors."

Prize: Top prize of $10,000

Previous winners: New York University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University

 

Description: "It's a simple premise: your company's mission is to help real estate companies, agents or consumers. The venture capitalists, executives and brokers in the audience are seeking solutions. Come to our event, demo your product or service and share your vision. A panel of judges will ask you questions and give you feedback. One company will be crowned the Start-up Pitch Battle winner during the iOi Summit."

Prize: The winner of the competition will receive thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

Previous winners: None yet

 

Description: "The Villanova Real Estate Challenge is a national real estate development case competition for students from the top undergraduate real estate programs."

Prize: Cash prizes will be provided at a minimum of: $5,000 first prize; $3,000 second prize; and $2,000 third prize.

Previous winners: Not specified

(Image source: housingwire.com)


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