MIPIM UK TO HOST EUROPEAN PRE-SELECTION ROUND OF THE MIPIM STARTUP COMPETITION
Entries for European Round Now Open

London, 15 September 2016 – MIPIM today announces that MIPIM UK will host the European pre-selection round of the 2nd annual MIPIM Startup Competition: the global real estate & urban management startup competition, in partnership with MetaProp NYC.

The competition recognises the most dynamic international startups offering real estate and urban management solutions, and will bring the finest startups to MIPIM in March 2017 to compete in the finals.

Pre-selection for the MIPIM Startup Competition 2017, in partnership with MetaProp NYC -the world’s premier real estate technology nexus and RETech accelerator- will be hosted in three major international hubs for property tech: New York (October 5 at the MIPIM Proptech Summit), London (October 21, at MIPIM UK) and Hong Kong (November 30 at the 11th edition of MIPIM Asia).

The first-ever MIPIM Startup Competition was a resounding success last year. We intend to significantly strengthen the presence of real estate technology at our MIPIM events, with the launch of the first-ever Innovation Forum at MIPIM UK, as well as an inaugural Hackathon, co-organised by Future Proptech. We are also hosting our first-ever MIPIM event in North America in October – the MIPIM Proptech Summit, a day-long conference summit,- which will be exclusively focused on innovation and technology, in partnership with MetaProp”  Filippo Rean, Head of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division explains.

Startups will have the opportunity to submit their application under 3 categories:
• BUILDING: Facility management, services, design, architecture, occupancy management, energy efficiency, material. 
 CITY: Transport, energy, construction, urban planning, architecture. 
• TRANSACTION: Crowdfunding, investment management, marketplace.

A selecting committee will review all online applications from New York, London and Hong Kong and for each category, and will pre-select 9 startups (3 per category in each city). 

The pre-selected startups will then pitch their projects in front of an audience and a local jury, who will select 1 finalist per category in each country. Selected finalists in each category and in each city will receive professional mentoring before pitching their projects to an international jury during the MIPIM Startup Competition finals on March 15, 2017 during MIPIM in Cannes, sponsored by BNP Paribas.

Members of the selection committee for the 2017 MIPIM Startup Competition include: Prof. Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT Senseable City Lab; Zach Aarons, Co-Founder of MetaProp NYC and Project Manager at Millennium Partners; Samuli Siren, Managing Partner, Redstone Digital GmbH and Filippo Rean, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Real Estate Division. 

Entries for the European Pre-Selection round are now open. The deadline for applications is September 26 and the pre-selected candidates will be announced on October 3 before pitching their projects to the local jury on October 21 at MIPIM UK. 

MIPIM UK will take place on 19th-21st October 2016 at Olympia, London. 
The MIPIM Startup Competition entry details are here

Note to editors:

MIPIM – the world’s property market is the leading and largest global property event.  The four day event takes place annually in Cannes every March. 23,500 delegates attended in 2016 with 4,800 investors, and 90 different countries being represented.

Reed MIDEM
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