MetaProp Announces Applications Are Now Open for 2019-2020 Accelerator Class at Columbia University
Pioneering NYC-based PropTech Accelerator Launches 7th Program
New York, NY (Thursday, May 16, 2019) -- MetaProp announced today the launch of applications for the 2019-2020 MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University, the world's premier PropTech accelerator program based in the heart of New York City.
The 22-week boot camp connects up to eight PropTech startups from around the world to award-winning investors, venture capital and industry mentors and diverse real estate, technology, and institutional partners. Each startup also qualifies for up to $250,000 in financing from MetaProp. Last year, six startups were accepted into the program. This is a clear sign that the MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University is constantly evolving.
MetaProp Co-Founder and Managing Director Aaron Block remarked, “Helping companies grow is core to every venture capital firm’s DNA and leading our New York accelerator program has been particularly rewarding. Since 2015, we’ve graduated 30 companies, selected from thousands of applicants hailing from 40 countries. These once seedling startups have now raised more than $50m in venture funding and hired dozens of employees around the world.”
Exclusive accelerator program features have included executive speakers, real estate education, mentor office hours, presentation workshops, property tours, and international events in cooperation with industry behemoths Blackstone, Brookfield and WeWork, as well as successful later stage PropTech startups VTS, CompStak, Nestio, and Reonomy.
Detailed benefits for PropTech startups participating in the MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University include:
- Up to $250,000 in financing
- 22-week program focused on driving business growth and accelerated market penetration
- Curated access and introductions to industry decision-makers, technology pilots, premier sources of investment capital, and international media
- Participation in exclusive Pilot Days and Demo Days, as well as discounted or free attendance at dozens of local, national and internationalindustry roundtables and networking events
- Pairing with select C-level mentors from MetaProp’sRE200 industry mentor network
- MetaProp VC platform services during the program including strategy, fundraising, media relations and PR, in-house recruiting, business development, sales, and digital marketing
- Access to consortium program partners, as well as free goods and services valued at over $200,000
Evan Petitt, MetaProp’s Director of Community Services said, “Our community partners and network of mentors are the strongest we've had to date. This creates an exciting opportunity for top innovators to build even stronger webs of influence through unprecedented access and introductions." Past partners of the accelerator program include Colonial, Cushman & Wakefield, First Republic Bank, Fox Rothschild, MachineQ, Zillow Group, DLA Piper, New York City Economic Development Corporation, Eisner Amper, Real Estate Board of New York, Millenium Partners, Warburg Realty and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
A committee of industry experts will review all applications and selected participants will be announced by MetaProp by the end of August 2019.
The application deadline for the MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University is August 15, 2019. Click here to apply: https://angel.co/metaprop-nyc-fall-2019-accelerator-columbia-university/apply
MetaProp is a New York-based venture capital firm focused on the real estate technology (“PropTech”) industry. Founded in 2015, MetaProp’s investment team has invested in 100+ technology companies across the real estate value chain. The firm manages multiple investment funds for both financial and strategic real estate investors representing a pilot- and test-ready sandbox of 15+ billion square feet across every real estate asset type and global market. The firm’s investment activities are complemented by pioneering community leadership including the PropTech Place innovation hub, MetaProp Accelerator at Columbia University programs, global events NYC Real Estate Tech Week and MIPIM PropTech NYC, and publications Global PropTech Confidence Index and PropTech 101.