NAR Announces First-Ever Strategic Technology Accelerator, REach(TM)

The National Association of REALTORS® is announcing REach™, a new type of Accelerator program developed to introduce innovative technology companies to the real estate marketplace. REach™ is being developed through NAR’s strategic venture arm, Second Century Ventures.

Companies across the United States and internationally can apply online beginning today through January 10, 2013. REach™ accepts companies at all stages of growth and will be particularly useful to those just now turning a focus to the real estate ecosystem. REach™ will accept six to 10 companies per year and will provide access to one of the world’s largest industries as well as access to NAR, one of the most powerful forces in that industry.

Participating companies will interact with some of the most highly regarded executives, digital entrepreneurs, and practitioners in the industry who run, manage, or have sold companies with multiple billions of dollars of revenues in real estate alone. While other Accelerator programs provide some similar functions and many significant benefits, REach™’s differentiating factor is a focus on education, mentorship, and market exposure around access to the trillion-dollar real estate market and the strategic expertise NAR can bring. In the process, NAR will also bring added value to its membership and continue to fulfill its core mission by identifying those technologies, resources, and companies that will most benefit the industry……read more

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