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This year, ten startups from around the world convene in Toronto, Canada for this first global proptech accelerator – Techstars Class 151.

We are thrilled to announce and welcome the first ten companies to Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars. The program will kick-off September 10th in Toronto, Canada with our Demo day on December 4th.

Earlier this year, I set out to find ten world-class teams who like us, believe that some of the hardest problems yet to be solved within real estate represent some of our biggest opportunities. Each startup in our class of ten has been carefully selected for investment based on their approach to near-term, value-enhancing opportunities as well as longer-term opportunities that, with strong technology platforms, will help push current industry boundaries.

Our global search resulted in ten companies representing eight cities in seven countries. They were selected from a strong global applicant pool focused around real estate in a broad context.

Over the next 13 weeks, the class will refine their business, build and gain traction with the market, while accelerating their fundraising strategy and developing their Demo Day presentations. Through this process, the startups will work closely with a global network of mentors from Colliers and from the broader real estate industry, successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. At the conclusion of the program, each startup will present to investors and mentors at Demo Day on December 4, 2018.

I would like to thank our mentors, sponsors, partners and alumni for their generous support in this process. Special thanks to the team at Colliers for their true commitment to the success of our partnership.

Without further ado, here are the 2018 companies:

A Retail Space 

New York City, NY, US

A Retail Space finds the perfect location for your business through data.

Basking Automation 

Berlin, Germany

Basking.io is an ROI-driven occupancy analytics platform for  flexible office space providers and corporate real estate managers.

Booqed 

Hong Kong, China

Booqed is a digital marketplace for flexible space, helping to connect businesses needing places to work, meet or have an event – with landlords seeking to monetise under-utilised space

Lane 

Toronto, Canada

Lane is a tenant experience platform designed to build community, connectivity and engagement at any office building.

MapYourProperty 

Toronto, Canada

MapYourProperty is a Zillow for Real Estate Land Development, simplifying the planning and development process to a 3-click solution.

Propstack 

Mumbai, India

Propstack is a real estate data & analytics company which has integrated the largest government sourced verified database across Asia Pacific. This has helped create market transparency, predict trends, save time and optimize returns.

Raybased 

Göteborg, Sweden

Raybased provides Commercial Building Owners a smart building control platform that leverages wireless technology to enable predictive maintenance of key building systems.

RefineRE 

Dallas, TX, USA

RefineRE leverages real-time market data to provide CRE portfolio intelligence for organizations looking to make smarter, better and faster decisions about buying, selling, leasing, expanding, or downsizing their property footprint.

SPCE 

London, UK

SPCE partners with universities and higher education bodies to enhance their student experience, by becoming their first point of call for the provision of off-campus student accommodation in the UK and North America.

Upsuite 

Denver, CO, US

Where teams go to find coworking spaces.


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Ben Liao Ben Liao
Ben Liao is the Managing Director of the Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars. Previously, Ben was on the leadership team at Ritual as Head of Business Development, an early stage investor at The IAF, and a global strategy consultant at Accenture.