Real Estate’s Tech Pitch Battle Now Accepting Applications

June 28, 2019

The real estate industry’s tech pitch battle—the search for the next big idea—is gearing up for later this summer. Second Century Ventures, a strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, has opened up applications to its second annual Innovation, Opportunity, and Investment Summit Pitch Battle.

A select group of technology real estate–focused startups will be chosen to compete and demonstrate live presentations in front of the iOi Summit audience on Aug. 21 in Seattle.

“The goal of the iOi Pitch Battle is to highlight how some of the most cutting-edge and impactful startups are helping to define the future of real estate,” says Glenn Shimkus, NAR vice president of strategy and innovation.

The Pitch Battle allows tech startups that are focused on real estate to provide a live demonstration, competing to be part of each year's class. The selected startups to have the exclusive opportunity to have their product or service viewed by key influencers and venture investors. The first-place winner will receive $15,000 in cash.

“If you consider yourself an innovator, entrepreneur, investor, or executive seeking to lead change, I encourage you to join the conversation. It's one you won't want to miss,” says NAR CEO Bob Goldberg.

The iOi Summit also draws presentations from entrepreneurs and global tech giants and influencers, such as from Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others. Chris Smith, co-founder of Curaytor, will emcee the event.

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