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The Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for our 2019 mentorship-driven accelerator.

2018 – A big success but just the start for us

In our first year, there was overwhelming enthusiasm around The Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars.  We have reached a tipping point in #proptech and applications poured in from 33 countries resulting in the selection of nine amazing companies from all over the world.  These companies worked with more than 150 mentors from Techstars, Colliers and the broader proptech industry for the three-month program that culminated with demo day presentations to nearly a thousand industry professionals and technology investors, as well as a worldwide audience of thousands who watched the event via livestream.

The Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars successfully completed its first year of program with companies representing solutions across the entire 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, IoT.  I am so proud at what our first class of companies have already accomplished and thrilled to support their continued success. Hear from the founders themselves in this short video.

2019 – The year ahead

It starts with having a deeply committed partner with the desire and willingness to lead change in an industry.  We are fortunate to have that with Colliers, making this a very unique and special program. As an organization of 14,000 professionals that operates across 68 countries, they move extraordinarily quickly to support our companies.  We work closely together with global leadership and each region at every step to ensure our founders and their teams receive the best and most appropriate mentorship to accelerate their success.

From Dylan Taylor, CEO Colliers Real Estate Services, “We’re energized by the early successes from our class of 2018 and the resulting partnerships… by strategically investing in the right technology solutions and enterprising founders, we can shape the future of our company and the industry.”

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing exciting details of the 2019 program, my schedule and location for office hours, and news about additional mentors participating.  Follow us for updates on LinkedIn or Twitter @benliao #TSProptech

Applications for the Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars are open! Apply today.


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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.