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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 3-month program provides startups with access to an exclusive network of mentors, 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 Demo Day 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 Century 21 Affiliated, Waterton Associates, Harrison Street, Zillow Group, the National Association of Home Builders and many more.

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Accelerator

Elmspring opens doors to unprecedented real estate industry resources for tech teams who bring disruptive or innovative ideas to the table.

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Our Mentors

Mentors to elmspring are industry professionals ready to offer their expertise in launching, funding, marketing, and managing business goals.

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Our Team

Founded by Chicago’s leading real estate professionals, our experience spans over 30 years and offers unparalleled knowledge in entrepreneurship, investment, and real estate.

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FOUNDER’S PHILOSOPHY

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.