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The elmspring accelerator is a venture accelerator that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry. Our 4-month program provides startups with access to an exclusive network of high-level real estate connections, premiere office space at 1871 Chicago, and unrestricted seed funding. Participants leverage the resources of the elmspring network to validate, beta test, and refine their sales strategies in preparation for the crucial Rush event—an opportunity to pitch their products to serious investors and take their business to the next level.

We are currently looking for innovative concepts in housing, brokerage (commercial & residential), smart home automation, multifamily, hospitality, college housing, place and space making, smart office, planning, construction, and more. Companies accepted into our program have the opportunity to work with major industry players such as partners of CENTURY 21 Affiliated, Waterton, Harrison Street, Zillow Group, the National Association of Home Builders and many more.

Applications for our 2017 Session are now closed. However, we like to keep up-to-date on emerging companies with innovative ideas to disrupt the real estate industry using tech, so please feel free to send us an executive summary at

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The pace of technological change in most industries is mind-numbingly fast. For one reason or another, real estate has been left in innovation’s wake. We believe it is time for real estate to catch up. We started elmspring, the first seed stage real estate and housing technology accelerator in the country, because we recognize that change is not only inevitable but extremely exciting. Huge opportunities are going to arise in our industry and in ways nobody has seen before. We at elmspring are here to embrace, invest in, and assist the talented and aggressive startup teams in the Midwest, and across the country, who will lead the charge in disrupting real estate and housing technology.
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