Three European startups selected as part of Class of 10 from around the world to convene in Toronto, Canada for first global proptech accelerator
Richard Crook, Head of Marketing, Communications and Business Development for Colliers EMEA and one of the mentors for the programme, said: “We have carefully selected the startups for investment based on their approach to near-term, value-enhancing opportunities for our clients as well as longer-term opportunities that, with strong technology platforms, will help Colliers push industry boundaries. These three European startups are truly innovative and we hope that through this programme, we can help to accelerate their businesses to new heights.”
Over the next 13 weeks, the Class of 2018 will work from the Techstars Accelerator space in Toronto to refine their business plans and gain traction with the market, while accelerating their fundraising strategies and developing Demo Day presentations. Through this process, the startups will work closely with mentors from Colliers and the broader real estate industry, successful startup founders and venture capitalists. At the end of the programme, each startup will present to investors and mentors at Demo Day on December 4, 2018.
Jay Hennick, Colliers Chairman & CEO said: “At Colliers, our enterprising culture values mentorship and the benefits it can bring to a growing company. Our class will have access to more than 100 Colliers and industry mentors, as part of the Colliers Proptech Accelerator, giving them an exceptional opportunity to test, pilot and grow their companies.”
The programme is part of Colliers’ focus on targeted innovation that will enable us to create solutions, shape technologies and find opportunities to advance the business and accelerate success. This inaugural class showcases diverse technologies and entrepreneurs, including:
● Solutions across the real estate value chain such as commercial datasets for occupiers and investors; office services and tenant engagement; big data, analytics and artificial intelligence; space as a service; marketplaces and space utilization; and, Smart City and Internet of Things
● Entrepreneurs representing eight cities in seven countries
“Colliers is entrepreneurial and enterprising, which puts us in a unique position to help startups develop innovative, focused, and value-enhancing services for our clients and professionals,” said Dylan Taylor, Colliers President & COO. “Our Proptech Accelerator combines Techstars expertise in technology innovation, startups and alumni networks with our real estate expertise and international network.”
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