RElab – the Goldacre-curated accelerator programme – held its inaugural Pitch Day in London on Wednesday 5th September 2018. 16 start-ups from the UK, US, Israel, India and across Europe were given the opportunity to secure world-class advice and mentoring, together with product testing and investment opportunities.
The pitches encompassed a wide range of tech applications for the real estate space, including innovations for Smart Buildings, Urban Logistics, Retail Tech, Digital Transaction Platforms, as well as Construction Tech.
RElab is a mentor-led accelerator programme giving real estate tech start-ups the opportunity to validate their products, pilot innovations in the built environment and pitch for investment. With its business mentors and pilot partners, RElab provides direct access to real estate testing environments along with tenants, retailers, property managers and customers.
Pilot partners, including Capreon; Knight Frank; Lee Baron; LiFE Ventures; Lockton; Stuart; and Savills, were all present on the day to hear from the start-ups. These established players in real estate, retail and logistics have joined with RElab to collaborate with early stage companies and drive innovation in a rapidly-changing market.
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The 12 week programme is run in collaboration with corporate innovation specialist and early-stage investor, L Marks.
Fionnuala Hogan, Managing Director, Goldacre & Co-Founder, RElab, said: ‘We know that remarkable results are possible when innovative start-ups and established players are able to work meaningfully together. Our focus at RElab is to foster entrepreneurial and open-minded collaboration, identifying and scaling up innovations that work.’
David Bloom, Partner, Goldacre & Co-Founder, RElab, added: ‘We are delighted to have identified an exciting group of start-ups with a vision to transform the real estate sector. Through RElab, we are backing these businesses to grow and develop products that can change the face of the market. Each business will receive tailored advice and financial support to build testable prototypes and prove their worth.’
Daniel Saunders, Chief Executive, L Marks, said: ‘It has been incredibly exciting to witness today the quality of start-ups from all corners of the globe pitching to join RElab. As we build the future of real estate, the successful companies will now enter an intensive collaboration programme with leaders in real estate and technology, trialling their solutions and helping refine their business models to achieve scale and commercial impact.’
To find out more about the RElab programme, please visit http://www.relab.tech/.