iOi Pitch Battle

August 21-22 | Hyatt Regency Seattle | Seattle, WA

Second Century Ventures, NAR’s strategic investment arm, proudly presents the second annual iOi Pitch Battle where a select group of tech startups focused on the real estate industry will pitch their business and have the opportunity to provide a live demonstration in front of venture capitalists, CTOs, CIOs, technology innovators, brokers and real estate professionals. All iOi Summit registrants are welcome to attend the live iOi Pitch Battle held on Wednesday, August 21 in Seattle, Washington. Let the competition begin to see who claims the title as the winner of the NAR 2019 iOi Pitch Battle!

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Important dates

  • July 7:  Deadline for applications (end of day)
  • July 14:  Final list of Judges will be published
  • July 19-23:  Pitch Finalists will be notified
  • Aug 7:  Deadline to complete your 30-minute coaching session and submit a logo, description, and optional handout for the event’s mobile app.
  • Aug 20: Onsite Pitch Battle Prep with Chris Smith, Co-Founder of Curaytor (2 -5 p.m. PDT) (link opens in new window)
  • Aug 21:  Live Pitch Battle at iOi Summit (2:30 - 4:30 p.m. PDT)
  • Aug 22:  Winner announced; prize check presented by Second Century Ventures (9 a.m. PDT)

Winner-Take-All Prize Package

  • $15K Cash.
  • A 10x10 booth at 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, taking place November 8-11, 2019 in San Francisco, California ($3,700 value).
  • A live demonstration from the theater in the NAR Booth at 2019 REALTORS® Conference & Expo .
  • Article post-event featured by REALTOR® Magazine. (online)
  • Article post-event featured by RISMedia.
  • Opportunity to present the prize check during the presentation ceremony to the winner of iOi Pitch Battle 2020.
  • Opportunity to meet with an executive team member from Second Century Ventures.
  • Opportunity to attend an advisory session in September 2019 with iOi Summit's Program Director on “How to Exhibit like a Pro-Converting Leads into Relationships.”

Ready to Apply?*

The premise is simple: make your pitch via the application below and submit an optional short introduction video on how your tech product and/or service can improve the real estate industry; residential or commercial. Share with us why your company is unique and could create change for the real estate industry.

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*By applying you agree to the terms and conditions, and if accepted as a finalist must have the same Presenter in the application attend iOi Summit 2019 beginning on Tuesday, August 20 until Thursday, August 22, 2019 held in Seattle, Washington.

Questions?

All questions should be directed to et@realtors.org.
Please review the Terms and Conditions

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Benefits to Venture Capitalists/Investors at iOi Summit

  • Ability to connect with startups and tech innovators.
  • Position company as one that cares about the future of real estate technology.
  • Early exposure to startups and fund opportunity.
  • Opportunity to raise capital.

Benefits to Selected Startups

  • Press and digital exposure to 1.3 Million National Association of REALTOR® members, and the millions of real estate professionals who follow NAR news.
  • Opportunity to obtain seed capital and investment funds for your new company.
  • A feature in the Summit mobile app, including your company logo, description and an optional PDF handout.
  • One complimentary, all-access pass to iOi Summit 2019 ($425 value), including hosted meals.
  • A 30-minute, personalized coaching session plus admission to an onsite pitch prep workshop prior to the live iOi Pitch Battle lead by Chris Smith, Co-Founder of Curaytor.
  • Valuable feedback on pitch presentation, provided by the Judges Panel.

Legal Action Program

Provides financial assistance to support litigation of significance to the real estate industry and private property rights.