MIPIM 2018: PropTech Takeaways

Photo courtesy of Propmodo

Photo courtesy of Propmodo

MIPIM was, as always, a week of great networking and learning. PropTech is increasingly prominent, but has not yet permeated all industry conversations. Expect that to change in the coming 2-3 years as we see technology become nearly as critical as location to our industry discussions.

Click to read a great PropTech summary of the week from Propmodo and the insightful Twitter insights from the always forward-thinking Dan Hughes.  

In the meantime, we’re pleased to share some of our favorite PropTech highlights:

  • Best startup: Sweden’s Disruptive Technologies taking first place in the Global Startup Competition. Presentation here.

  • Best media moment: EG’s announcement of their new PropTech magazine before a thoughtful international PropTech panel

  • Best presentation: CAA’s Leonard Brody talk during the first PropTech Lab about innovation and how will continue to impact the real estate business

  • Best hair: Magnus Svantegards

  • Most fun party: Lennar International and MetaProp NYC’s annual


We’re all looking forward to MIPIM PropTech Europe in Paris this June.  In the meantime, stay tuned for some major announcements about NYC Real Estate Tech Week 2018 and MIPIM PropTech New York!

Aaron Block  Co-Founder & Managing Director  Email

Aaron Block
Co-Founder & Managing Director

Strongest Class Yet for Startup Competition Finals at MIPIM 2018

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For the third consecutive year, MetaProp is proud to be a global partner for MIPIM’s Startup Competition, unveiling the most innovative PropTech startups on the market. Each startup thrives in tackling some of the largest urban challenges faced throughout the world.

MetaProp has helped lead a fierce semi-final round of pitches and competition which took place in a number of cities around the world including New York City, London, and Hong Kong. The MIPIM Startup Competition Finals, one of the can’t miss events in Cannes, will take place on March 14th starting at 4pm in the Grand Auditorium.

With the upcoming group of finalists being the strongest ever, I’m honored to serve as the Master of Ceremony. I will be accompanied by a superstar jury committee, all of whom are real estate leaders and trailblazers including James Dearsley, Dan Hughes, Sandy Jacolow and Joern Stobbe.

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This year’s top 9 finalists have already survived a round of intense competition and are demonstrating some of the highest potential within the PropTech startup world. Again, this will be an unforgettable and monumental event taking place in Cannes on March 14th from 4:00 - 7:00pm. Following the event will be a Yacht Party co-hosted by MetaProp and Lennar. Additional details can be found here.

Details on the Finalists include:

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Makes setting up a new home a one-click affair, with all of your required services automatically signed up to and trackable.

Disruptive Technologies
Radically accessible and complete solution for sensing the physical world.

Grid Edge
Changing the way that people use energy by putting intelligent control into the hands of commercial energy consumers.

The first and only company to provide completely transparent windows, which generate data by sensing the environment and convert sunlight into electricity, simultaneously.

Changing the construction sector sustainably through optimizing workflow and reducing costs up to 70% through new server optimizing tools.

The first online marketplace for commercial real estate debt financing that connects borrowers with a network of lenders who want solid returns.

An application where you can find your flat (apartment) for rent with an agent without fees as well as get paid 15% of the rent when you move out.

Connecting the service technician and the customer on a simple interface integrating innovative features.

Ensures quality care that is everywhere and helps prevent workplace injury prevention with the industry’s most respected therapists across the country.


Looking forward to unveiling the winner on March 14th!

Aaron Block  Co-Founder & Managing Director  Email

Aaron Block
Co-Founder & Managing Director