The elmspring accelerator is a comprehensive venture accelerator that invests in technology start-ups who aim to disrupt the real estate industry.
Our 3-month program provides start-ups with access to an exclusive network of mentors, premiere office space at 1871 Chicago, and seed funding. Participants leverage the resources of the elmspring network to validate, beta test, and refine their sales strategies in preparation for the crucial “demo day” event—an opportunity to pitch their products to serious investors and take their business to the next level.
The elmspring accelerator opens the door to unprecedented real estate industry resources for tech teams who bring disruptive or innovative ideas to the table.
Top industry professionals serve as mentors to elmspring participants, sharing their expertise in launching, raising investment dollars, marketing, scaling for growth, management and beyond.
Our founders are Chicago’s leading real estate professionals, offering each participant unparalleled access to a depth of knowledge spanning over 30 years in entrepreneurship, investment, and real estate.
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’s time for real estate to catch up.
We started elmspring, the first seed stage real estate 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 start-up teams in Chicago, and across the country, who will lead the charge in disrupting real estate technology.