REACH Commercial

Accelerating the top technology
companies into the commercial
real estate industry.


 
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REACH Commercial

Accelerating the top technology
companies into the commercial
real estate industry.


 

ABOUT

REACH leverages 100 worldwide bilateral partnerships in 85 countries and an unparalleled network of executives within the commercial and residential real estate marketplaces. Second Century Ventures’ REACH Accelerator manages a portfolio of over 82 technology companies.


REACH Commercial will help launch and accelerate the most promising new technology companies in commercial real estate and adjacent industries through an intensive event-based program. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, REACH Commercial will leverage an exceptional community of real estate industry executives, investors, developers, mentors, and entrepreneurs along with the global REACH Accelerator network.


Learn more about the program, our team and how to apply below!



 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

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TIMELINE

 
  • TUESDAY, DEC 18

    SCV Acquires Assets of Elmspring Accelerator, Expands REACH Program.

  • TUESDAY, FEB 19

    SCV Launches REACH Commercial Accelerator.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 18

    Inaugural REACH Commercial class announced.

  • NOVEMBER 2019

    2019 Demo Day & Graduation.


 

WHY JOIN REACH Commercial?

 




 

MEET THE TEAM

 
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Bob Gillespie

Executive Director

 
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Duke Long

Entrepreneur in Residence



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FAQs

 
ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Why do we have an Accelerator focused on Commercial Real Estate?
The commercial real estate market is huge and is ready for innovation. Companies approach us requesting to access and navigate the landscape. Practitioners in the marketplace ask us to weed through the noise and to help them find the best solutions that will allow them to conduct their business faster and more efficiently.

We are in a unique position to leverage our expertise to identify best-in-class solutions and provide a bridge between those that are looking for help with those that can provide it.

Who should apply?
If you would agree with one or more of the following statements, you should apply:

  • You are interested in tapping into a multi-trillion dollar market
  • You are interested in leveraging a $5 billion brand to tap into that market
  • You have a technology that is bringing innovation, efficiencies and value to marketplace
  • You could use a group of your target customers to beta test your product
  • You could use the input from your target customers to refine your product
  • You are ready to work relentlessly with us with the aim to increase the value of your business multi-fold in 6 short months

How is REACH Commercial different from other Accelerator or Incubator programs?
REACH is looking to catapult you into a defined marketplace. We will use our connections to guide you in all things Real Estate while helping you to define a well rounded business.

We work closely with other accelerators and incubators and welcome anyone who has graduated from Excelerate, TechStars, DreamIt, YCombinator, RealTechX, Startmate, muruD, BlueChilli, Antler, Entrepreneur First, Startupbootcamp and other great programs to apply to NAR REACH for targeted outreach, ongoing coaching and support.

We have already been through an Incubator/Accelerator program. Does it make sense to do this too?
Yes, if you are looking to take advantage of the opportunities this industry vertical can provide. While other Accelerator programs provide some similar functions and many significant benefits, REACH’s differentiating factor is a focus on education, mentorship and international market exposure to the trillion dollar real estate market and the strategic expertise NAR can bring. We are looking for companies that we can help go global, fast.

We already have investors. Can we still apply?
Please do! We accept companies at all stages of investment from an early idea to a company with existing revenues and investors. We have had a number of companies who have investors and/or were part of other Accelerator Programs applying to REACH. If you have a product or service that could be applicable in the real estate vertical, we hope you consider applying.

Should I apply if this idea/company is a part time gig?
No. We expect founders and teams to be committed to their companies 100%

PROGRAM BENEFITS + COST

What benefits can I expect from this program?
REACH will accept six to 10 companies per year and will provide access to one of the world’s largest industries as well as access to NAR, one of the most powerful forces in the industry. Participating companies will interact with some of the most highly regarded executives, developers, digital entrepreneurs, and practitioners in the industry who run, manage or have sold companies with a combined multi-billion dollars of revenues in real estate alone.

REACH makes a small investment in each company that is accepted into the program. See the program structure and schedule for details.

The value you should expect from REACH Commercial

Association with NAR and its $5B brand

  • The opportunity to penetrate the market exponentially faster than you could on your own
  • A vast network within the industry
  • Guidance to develop a defined strategy for your company within the Real Estate Market – the methods used to get there can be used for other markets
  • Exposure to 1.3M REALTORS® through the National Association of REALTORS®’ National and Global network

Is this a turnkey marketing program?
No. We work with NAR to offer a campaign to communicate and educate the industry about the REACH Program and its chosen class of companies. We will recommend that you coordinate your own marketing campaign alongside ours to achieve the best results. We can help you identify tools most effective for suiting this purpose within the constraints of your budget and stage of business.

APPLICATION PROCESS

What benefits can I expect from this program?
REACH will accept six to 10 companies per year and will provide access to one of the world’s largest industries as well as access to NAR, one of the most powerful forces in that industry. Participating companies will interact with some of the most highly regarded executives, digital entrepreneurs, and practitioners in the industry who run, manage or have sold companies with a combined multi-billion dollars of revenues in real estate alone.

Schedule for details
The value you should expect from partnering with REACH Australia

Association with NAR and its $5B brand

  • The opportunity to penetrate the market exponentially faster than you could on your own
  • A vast network within the industry
  • Guidance to develop a defined strategy for your company within the Real Estate Market – the methods used to get there can be used for other markets
  • Exposure to 1.3M REALTORS® through the National Association of REALTORS®’ National and Global network

Is this a turnkey marketing program?
No. We will work with NAR to offer a campaign to communicate and educate the industry about the REACH Program and its chosen class of companies. We will recommend that you coordinate your own marketing campaign alongside ours to achieve the best results. We can help you identify tools most effective for suiting this purpose within the constraints of your budget and stage of business.

SELECTION + CRITERIA

What type of companies do you look for?
The following are some of the criteria we will use when assessing your application:

  • We are most excited about technology companies with a passion for the commercial real estate industry.
  • All qualifying applicants will have applicability in the commercial real estate vertical, and in particular can help provide value to our constituency.
  • Teams will consist of entrepreneurs with the potential to build companies that are leaders in their market.
  • Those companies with a shipping product are the most likely to be accepted but we welcome all applications that are highly scalable with huge potential.


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APPLICATION PROCESS

 
The 2019 application process is currently closed. If you would like to be notified about news and events from the REACH Commercial team, including the 2020 application process — please sign up to be included in our mailing list.


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