The Canadian arm of the REACH real estate technology scale-up program is now accepting applications for its 2023 cohort. The award-winning REACH program was developed and is operated by Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors.
The mission of NAR’s global REACH program is to select and accelerate the most promising new technology companies in real estate and adjacent industries – including banking, insurance and home services – by offering premier access to mentorship, education, and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs, including more than 180 REACH portfolio companies and curated program sponsors.
On the heels of two successful cohorts, REACH Canada has established itself as an industry standout and will once again offer a select group of entrepreneurs access to a worldwide network of peers, mentors and investors in conjunction with its sister programs in the U.S., Australia and the U.K.
“Our organization has seen many exciting technology developments in the real estate space during the past few years,” said SCV President and NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. “The REACH Canada scale-up program is an asset to aspiring entrepreneurs and offers a vital boost to help propel their business to the next level.”
Among the participants in last year’s REACH Canada growth accelerator was Toronto’s Perch. Created in 2018, Perch provides personalized financial insights that optimize a buyer’s path to homeownership.
“With two successful cohorts under our belt, we are even more committed and prepared to work with companies that provide immense value to the home buying experience, and bring empowering solutions to market,” said Lynette Keyowski, REACH Canada Managing Partner.
“We welcome companies and founders that are focused on offering new solutions, perspectives and expertise to address some of our biggest social and economic challenges, including housing affordability, accessibility and sustainability.”
Applications for REACH Canada will be accepted through July 31, 2022. The 2023 program, which runs from October 2022 through May 2023, includes a combination of virtual and in-person events.