Propel by MIPIM Startup Competition

Seeking top emerging startups in the Real Estate Industry

The Propel by MIPIM Startup Competition, in partnership with global partner Union Investment and real estate tech partner MetaProp NYC, reveals the most promising and innovative startups that tackle the biggest urban challenges around the world.

For the fifth consecutive year, selected startups will pitch their ideas and business models to move the real estate ecosystem forward during Propel by MIPIM events held at three major international Proptech hubs – Paris, New York and Hong Kong.

 

Congratulations to the Paris stop winners!

The European stop of the competition was held during Propel by MIPIM – Paris 2020 at Le Centquatre. The most innovative start-ups presented their pitches in four categories: Sustainability, Data, Investment and User Experience.

The stop winners that will continue to the finals taking place during MIPIM at Cannes next March 2021, include Inviertis Properties in the Investment category, SpaceOS in the User Experience Category, CubiCasa in the Data Category, and ThermoTerra in the Sustainability category.

Thank you to all the selected Paris stop finalists

Sustainability

  • ThermoTerra
  • Geosophy
  • Qoobers Smart Solutions SL

User Experience

  • Wishibam
  • SpaceOS
  • Syndicappli

 

Data

  • CubiCasa
  • Sensinov
  • Rysta GmbH

 

Investment

  • SolidBlock
  • Inviertis Properties
  • Vellum.ink

 

The competition

The Propel by MPIM Startup Competition is made of 3 stops:

1st stop in Paris during Propel by MIPIM Paris 2020 (September 14-15)

2nd stop in New York during Propel by MIPIM New York 2020 (November 9-10)

3rd stop in Hong Kong MIPIM Asia 2020  (December 2-3)

For each stop: a selecting committee will review online applications and will pre-select 3 startups in each category (Sustainability, Data, Investment & User Experience) to pitch their project in front of an audience and a local jury that will select 1 finalist.

Selected finalists from each city will be invited to join the competition finals at MIPIM 2021. The Propel by MIPIM jury will select the winners.

☑   The ability to respond to a need in the real estate industry

☑   The quality and scalability of the technical innovation

☑   The ability to be profitable on a global level

For the 12 selected startup of each city

☑   Pitching opportunity at the local event (Propel by MIPIM Paris, Propel by MIPIM NYC, MIPIM Asia)

☑   Coaching before and during the local event

☑   Access to key decision makers who attend the local event

☑   Visibility on Propel by MIPIM communication and local event*

☑   Authorisation to mention their Propel by MIPIM Startup Competition recognition in their promotional activities

☑  For the selected startups of the Paris and New York stop:
    - 1 startup co-working space at the local event (Propel by MIPIM Paris, Propel by MIPIM NYC) which includes:
    - Two (2) Tickets with access for both days
    - Desk + 2 chairs
    - Signage with your start-up’s name
    - Free listing and access to the event’s online database to help you prepare and organise meetings and network
   
 - Free Wifi
    - Access to 2 full days of conferences & sessions

☑   For the selected startups of the Hong Kong Stop:
        - Two (2) Tickets for local event 

For the 4 finalists of each city

    ☑   Two (2) free passes for MIPIM 2021

    ☑   Pitching opportunity at MIPIM 2021

    ☑   Three (3) hours of personalised coaching from MetaProp NYC founders

    ☑   Direct access to key decision makers via MIPIM online database

    ☑   Visibility on all MIPIM communication and local event*

    ☑   Five (5) pre-booked meetings with VCs and/or accelerators

*Media coverage including: Propel by MIPIM websites, online programme planner, newsletters, press releases, official printed programme, onsite signage, MIPIM magazines, social media

1st place

☑   Three (3) free passes to Propel by MIPIM PropTech Paris 2021, Propel by MIPIM NYC 2021, MIPIM Asia 2021

☑   Free business corner in the Innovation Forum at MIPIM 2021 (includes four (4) free passes)

☑   Brand exposure : visibility in MIPIM 2021 communication tools*

☑   Coaching before and during MIPIM 2021

☑   Global access to the VIPs of the Real Estate industry via the MIPIM Online Database

☑   Automatic selection as a finalist for MetaProp NYC 2021 real estate technology accelerator program

2nd place

☑   Two (2) free passes to Propel by MIPIM 2021, Propel by MIPIM NYC 2021, MIPIM Asia 2021

☑   Two (2) free passes to MIPIM 2021

☑   Brand exposure : visibility in MIPIM 2021 communication tools*

☑   Coaching before and during MIPIM 2021

☑   Global access to the VIPs of the Real Estate industry via the MIPIM Online Database

3rd place

☑   One (1) free pass to Propel by MIPIM 2021, Prope y MIPIM NYC 2021, MIPIM Asia 2021

☑   One (1) free pass to MIPIM 2021

☑   Brand exposure : visibility in MIPIM 2021 communication tools*

☑   Coaching before and during MIPIM 2021

☑   Global access to the VIPs of the Real Estate industry via the MIPIM Online Database

*Media coverage including: Propel by MIPIM website, online programme planner, newsletters, press releases, official printed programme, onsite signage, MIPIM magazines, social media.

Application process

Networking 

Save time and money on customer acquisition, meet potential business partners and connect with investors, incubators, and accelerators.

Business

Get feedback on your business model from established decision-makers and industry leaders.

Local and international exposure

Increase you visibility among the real estate industry & leading media.

Coaching

Receive personalized coaching to prepare your pitch. Get feedback from an international innovation board to close the gap with your potential partners.

To enter the PROPEL BY MIPIM STARTUP COMPETITION categories, startups must :

☑   Provide a solution for the real estate industry: they must demonstrate their capacity to move the real estate ecosystem forward with an innovative business model, technology, service or content experience

☑   Be created after 2014

☑   Already have revenue, less than €2M

☑   Have less than 20 employees

☑   Be business-ready (already launched or in beta)

☑   Be independent

☑   Be genuinely original and innovative, with international viability

☑   Demonstrate a business impact for potential partners & MIPIM attendees

☑   Be able to send representatives to attend each local event (in Paris during Propel by MIPIM Paris 2020, in New York during Propel by MIPIM NYC 2020, in Hong Kong during MIPIM Asia 2020)

☑   Be able to send representatives to attend MIPIM 2021 in Cannes if selected as finalist to pitch at the finals

Guillaume Carlier, Head of Content and Innovation

guilaume.carlier@reedmidem.com

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Submit your application for the NYC stop by October 11 and take your startup to the next level. 

Selecting committee 2020-2021

Congratulations to our 2020 winners!

The 2020 competition finals were tranformed into a highly dynamic online experience.

Finalists from each stop pitched their ideas and business models to a group of experts and industry leaders during a live digital event. 

Enjoy some of the highlights by exploring video clips from all the participating startups.

 

1st place: Mayordomo

2nd place: Enertiv

3rd place: Geopipe

Selecting Committee

Aaron Block

Co-Founder and Managing Director

MetaProp - Master of Ceremonies

Joern Stobbe

CEO

Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Ginny Miller

VP Technology and Innovation

Jamestown

Dan Hughes

Director

Alpha Property Insight

Angelica Krystle Donati

CEO

Donati Immobiliare Group

Jonathan Hannam

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Taronga Group

Sponsors and Partners

Global Partner

Global Real Estate & Tech Partner

Sponsors of New York Stop

Partner of New York Stop