degewo is Berlin's leading housing association with around 1,100 employees, approximately 67,000 flats and apartments in its residential portfolio and more than 6,000 in external real estate portfolios. As a municipal housing association we are present in all of Berlins districts and are proud to bear responsibility for the city and its residents. Together – we can make change happen: that is why we invented the first »degewo Innovation Award: Smart Up the City 2017« for new technologies, services and business models in real estate and real estate management.

Are you a fit?

We are looking for founders and startups who are active in the area of Smart City, Smart Building or PropTech and develop and implement innovative projects in the real estate sector. Apart from your idea, we would also like to know about your business model and why your project is a great fit with the topic.

The Committee - Who's in charge?

The committee will undergo a complex and multi-stage process in order to find the best startups and founders. The Awards Committee, which selects the winners, is made up of many prominent personalities. So far, Mark Hoffmann, Founder and CEO of Vertical Media; Michael Brehm, Partner at Redstone digital; and Sven Gábor Jánszky, Founder and Chairman of the 2b AHEAD ThinkTanks will be joining the team.

What you can gain?

Initially, relationships and insights. You will gain access to potential clients and investors as well as an insight into the work of Berlin´s leading housing association.

Moreover, coaching and mentoring. Finalists receive a full day of coaching with mentors and experts to optimize the pitch and business model.

Finally, some money and great opportunities. The winner will be granted a prize money of 3,000 EUR and a pilot project in cooperation with the degewo.


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