NAR Requires Tech Startups to Apply for Pitch Battle

Chicago, June 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors® introduced on Monday that it’s now accepting functions for the “Pitch Battle” competitors that may happen on the fourth annual Innovation, Alternative & Funding (iOi) Summit on September 28 and 29, in Los Angeles, California.

The iOi Summit permits buyers and innovators to domesticate and champion probably the most impactful concepts that may disrupt the established order and advance the trade. NAR’s enterprise capital arm, Second Century Ventures, will current the Pitch Battle competitors, providing a prestigious alternative for actual property know-how startups to showcase their improvements dwell on stage and thru livestream to hundreds of trade influencers.

 “The iOi summit combines forces of know-how, capital and innovation by bringing collectively firms, buyers and our members to create unprecedented alternatives,” mentioned NAR CEO and SCV President Bob Goldberg. “And our marquee occasion – the Pitch Battle – is the last word startup throwdown. In case you are in search of a technique to make a reputation to your firm in entrance of potential buyers, product integration companions and a whole lot of actual property professionals, I encourage you to use to affix us dwell on stage this September.”

Every entrant within the Pitch Battle will conduct a dwell, 4-minute pitch on their services or products, adopted by a 4-minute rapid-fire question-and-answer session from a panel of judges. Contestants are tasked with making a compelling case about their new tech innovation or service that’s meant to enhance the actual property trade – together with business, residential, or each.

The winner will likely be awarded $15,000, safe a sales space at NAR’s annual convention in November (NAR NXT), have the chance to satisfy with Second Century Ventures’ govt crew, have their firm featured in upcoming RISMedia and REALTOR® Journal articles, and can current the following Pitch Battle winner at iOi 2023.

“Successful the Pitch Battle can catalyze game-changing progress,” Goldberg mentioned. “The winner will likely be seen and acknowledged by numerous VCs, CTOs, CIOs, tech innovators and brokers. It’s a novel, once-in-a-lifetime alternative to go from unknown to ubiquitous within the blink of a watch.”

All entrants will even safe distinguished placement within the iOi Pitchbook, an investor-facing doc that will likely be shared with buyers within the weeks main as much as the iOi Summit. Newly created in 2022, the iOi Pitchbook will present extra publicity and potential networking alternatives for Pitch Battle firms.

Purposes for the Pitch Battle, introduced by Second Century Ventures, will likely be accepted via Friday, July 29, 2022. To be taught extra or apply, go to   

The Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors® is America’s largest commerce affiliation, representing greater than 1.5 million members concerned in all features of the residential and business actual property industries.

Second Century Ventures (SCV) is probably the most energetic world actual property know-how fund. Backed by NAR, SCV leverages the affiliation’s greater than 1.5 million members and an unparalleled community of executives across the globe. SCV helps portfolio firms develop the world over’s largest industries together with actual property, monetary providers, banking, dwelling providers and insurance coverage. SCV additionally operates the award-winning REACH scale-up program within the U.S., Canada, Australia and the UK.

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