Start-Up Pitch Battle, Hosted by Second Century Ventures


On August 29, Second Century Ventures, NAR’s Strategic Investment Arm, will host a start-up pitch battle where a select group of tech startups focused on real estate will compete with live demos in front of venture capitalists, CTOs, CIOs, technology innovators, brokers and real estate professionals to help define the future of real estate. The top 15 companies will continue on to compete in the final round during the iOi Summit on August 29. The winner of the competition will receive thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

How it Works

It's a simple premise: your company's mission is to help real estate companies, agents or consumers. The venture capitalists, executives and brokers in the audience are seeking solutions. Come to our event, demo your product or service and share your vision. A panel of judges will ask you questions and give you feedback. One company will be crowned the Start-up Pitch Battle winner during the iOi Summit.


Do you already have a product or service for the real estate and mortgage industry? Have you recently created a new start-up in these verticals? Do you have an idea that would bring something extraordinary to the market? If you're an innovator with a product that's unique and valuable for real estate, we want to hear from you. This is your shot to get your product or service in front of the people who matter.

This application is to participate in the start-up pitch battle the morning of Wednesday, August 29. If you're selected to compete in the start-up pitch battle, you'll also receive complimentary access to the iOi business sessions and networking events on August 29 and 30.

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 Key dates for the Start-up Pitch Battle

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 Application Deadline: August 1

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 Participants Announced: August 8

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 Day of event – Winner announced: August 29


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