Colliers proptech accelerator opens applications for 2020


Colliers International is now accepting applications for the 2020 Colliers proptech accelerator powered by Techstars, its initiative to source, shape and invest in real estate tech.


Now in its third year, the three-month programme matches 10 selected start-ups with mentors from Colliers and the broader industry to refine market fit, develop pilots and partnerships with Colliers and source new capital for their growth.

Ten companies representing solutions spanning quantitative valuation, asset fractionalisation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain and virtual and augmented reality successfully completed the programme in 2019.

They presented their solutions and go-to-market strategies to over 1,000 Colliers employees, clients, industry professionals and technology investors at the concluding Demo Day event.

'With the tremendous appetite for change in our industry and building on the successes and partnerships of our two previous classes, we are thrilled to start the selection process for our 2020 cohort,' said Zach Michaud, vice president, strategic investments, global at Colliers.

'This programme is an important part of our innovation strategy as we continue to search across the world for value-enhancing strategies to deliver to our clients, game-changing business tools for our professionals and diamonds in the rough that could disrupt our industry,' Michaud added.

Since the program’s inception in 2018, Colliers has launched 19 pilots and partnerships with programme alumni. Interested firms can find out more on Colliers proptech micro site.