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10 start-ups won the semi-finals of the PropTech StartUp Europe Awards

Be Park, Sensorberg, Halio Glass, Sensoneo, Realiz3d, Mapple, CAD42, Build Safe, Access Green and HomeBeat.Live are the selected start-ups that will participate at the Finals of the PropTech Startup Europe Awards at MIPIM Europe in Paris.

  • The PropTech category was managed by Juanma Revuelta from  Finnova, by Idriss  Goossens  and  the EU PropTech House (www.proptechhouse.eu) board members, and Dirk Paelinck, Workero’s CEO & co-founder of PropTech House.
  • StartUp Europe Awards is an initiative of the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative and the Finnova Foundation
  • The finalists will go to the 1st and 2nd of July to the MIPIM PropTech Europe in Paris, the first leg of the MIPIM StartUp Competition

On Monday 6th May took place the semi-final of the 1st edition of the PropTech Start-up Europe Awards, event where more than 50 promising start-ups in innovation in real state from all over Europe competed to be within the 10 chosen ones to go the finals of the awards at MIPIM PropTech 2019  in July 2019. After a strong competition, the jury selected the Belgians Be Park and Halio Glass, the GermansSensorberg and HomeBeat.Live, the Slovakian Sensoneo, the Frenches Realiz3d and CAD42, the Finnish Mapple, the Swedish Build Safe, and the Irish Access Green as the finalist ones.

The PropTech category was managed by Juanma Revuelta from  Finnova, by Idriss  Goossens  and  the EU PropTech House (www.proptechhouse.eu) board members, and Dirk Paelinck, Workero’s CEO and  co-founder of the EU PropTech House, the Alliance of National PropTech  Associations which are dedicated to promote a sustainable European PropTech market, stimulating innovation and supporting new entrepreneurs.

It is the first European initiative to give visibility and support to the most promising start-ups in innovation in Real Estate. The mission of the EU PropTech House is to support a sustainable European PropTech market and to create a positive impact on the European living environment and beyond. The objectives will be to facilitate access to EU Funding, scale-up cross-border collaborations, to standardize and uniformize  the European PropTech markets, and to create a legal framework adapted to the PropTech, and fostering innovations in Real Estate.

It is also a brand new category within the StartUp Europe Awards’ framework (22 categories), promoted by the European Commission in collaboration with Finnova Foundation, which presents a prize methodology for start-ups at local, regional and national level, fostering the open innovation and the collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystems, through the private-public partnership supporting new entrepreneurs.

During the event, the start-ups in the categories of Manage&Operate, Market, Invest, Plan&Build and Smart City&Live, presented a private elevator pitch in front of an international jury in real time. This jury was composed by CEOs, CFOs, Directors  and other distinguished members from the Real Estate and Digital transformation world. Among them there were also representatives of renowned companies, such as JLL, PWC, Innogy, BNP Paribas Real Estate, AG Real Estate, Deloite, Bexis or RICS.

In addition to the pitching session, the day featured authorized spaces for networking and workshops of the StartUp Europe Accelerator from the Finnova Foundation. These workshops addressed legal barriers in the European Union, EU funding programs such as SME Instrument from Horizon 2020, financial opportunities like the open LIFE and tips for building a successful proposal.

The finalists will go to the 1st and 2nd of July to MIPIM PropTech Europe in Paris, where the winner of the PropTech Europe Awards will be chosen from the final top ten. At the same time, around 2.000 participants and 1.000 companies from more than 50 countries will compete to see which are the most innovative start-ups that tackle the biggest urban challenges around the world.