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Applications Open for Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars

By Phil Butler | March 3, 2019

Last week, Colliers International announced opened applications for the 2019 Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars. The tech-assist program is partly focused on strategic innovation and directed investments for delivering deliver smarter, more personalized services that make a difference for clients.

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Colliers successfully completed its first class in 2018, with companies representing 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.

These companies worked for three months with over 150 mentors from Colliers and wider industry before a demo day presentations to 600 Colliers people, clients, industry professionals and technology investors. Dylan Taylor, CEO Colliers Real Estate Service, had this to say about the program:

“We’re energized by the early successes from our class of 2018 and the resulting partnerships and look forward to beginning the 2019 selection process. By strategically investing in the right technology solutions and enterprising founders, we can shape the future of our company and the industry. In the words of Peter Drucker, the iconic thinker and founder of modern management who had a great personal influence on Colliers, ‘The best way to predict the future is to create it’ and we believe we are doing just that.”

The Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars focuses on solving problems across the property & commercial real estate industry. The possibilities for innovation, disruption & productivity enhancing opportunities are endless. The partnership combines Techstars expertise in tech innovation, startups & alumni network with Colliers’ expertise in real estate, enterprising culture & global network. We are interested in any businesses that touch the property & commercial real estate value chains.

Phil Butler is a former engineer, contractor, and telecommunications professional who is editor of several influential online media outlets including part owner of Pamil Visions with wife Mihaela. Phil began his digital ramblings via several of the world’s most noted tech blogs, at the advent of blogging as a form of journalistic license. Phil is currently top interviewer, and journalist at Realty Biz News.
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