The enablement of innovation to achieve on-going advancement.
To continue providing best in class advice to our clients in a rapidly evolving environment we understand that adoption and utilisation of the best advancements, technological or otherwise, is essential.
That is why we work alongside the most promising startups to advise them on the development of new products and services for the property industry. We provide a controlled test environment before integrating the new products and services into our existing offer, ultimately enhancing and differentiating our advice and giving our clients the competitive edge.
Our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) Programme is the means by which we achieve market leading levels of innovative advancement. Read below to learn more.
Our Entrepreneurs in Residence
We continue to grow our network of startups and offer support throughout their development, even after the residency period. See below for our past and present startups.
If you are interested in any of the companies below, we would be delighted to put you in touch.
PiPA: PiPA is a personal intelligent property assistant using AI to replicate the role of high end residential buying agents at scale. Commute times, local schools, air pollution and many more, we analyse hundreds of datapoints to find our users the perfect place to live.
Deepfinity: Deepfinity is an industry leader in AI and automation for Prop-tech. Our ethos is to automate day to day tasks with cutting edge technologies to enable businesses to transition their workforce from maintenance to innovative work. Parcel Tracker is our flagship product; it’s an internal parcel tracking software that automatically notifies recipients and captures e-signatures for proof-of-pickup/delivery.
Homyze: Homyze is property maintenance made simple. By offering a powerful platform for residential block and commercial real estate professionals, we ensure that you can spend more time managing relationships and less time managing property.
Blubolt: Retrofittable, user-friendly, smart and secure access system using Bluetooth technology.
Hey Landlord: Improved community management and customer satisfaction through seamless and multi-channel communication utilising machine learning to reduce friction.
Infogrid: Retrofittable smart buildings as a service. Combining the latest in wireless sensor technology with a simple user platform at an affordable price, gathering useful data from your building has never been so easy.
Myo: Enhancing relationships in elderly care through a communication platform between relatives, residents and care homes. Relatives participate and get confidence in care. Caregivers are appreciated and motivated. Residents are involved and cared for. Care home providers ultimately deliver a better service.
Alien Magic: Utilising next-generation scanning technology and gaming platforms to create useful and accessible tools such as stream-able as-built vs BIM comparison and full building replicas (Digital Twins).
How does it work?
Avison Young have worked closely with start ups since 2017 and have tailored the offering to provide best in class support and guidance to maximise the benefit you’ll receive by being an Entrepreneur in Residence.
Here’s what we offer you:
- Desk space in the Innovation area of the Gresham Street office for a period of 6 months, surrounded by 450 industry professionals
- Day-to-day support from the Futureproofing team, including guidance on the nuances of the property industry, with the aim of helping you to find product-market fit
- A global network of domain experts across Avison Young for you to tap into
- Introductions to potential clients (once Proof of Concept project is complete)
- Introductions to potential investors (if requested)
- Opportunity of pitching to Avison Young for investment
- Exposure to the Avison Young client network through a dedicated profile on the Avison Young website
- Introduction to potential mentors in the property or proptech industry
- Tailored programme of sessions introducing you to useful contacts in relation to the running of your business, from marketing to legal matters
- Bookable meeting room facilities
- Standard office offerings such as refreshments and bike storage/showers.
Here’s what we ask of you:
- Provide a Proof of Concept project alongside the Futureproofing team with a relevant client or team within Avison Young at your own cost
- A small percentage equity stake in your business.
Join the EiR programme
Applications are now open for the second cohort of the EiR Programme.
Please send your pitch deck, along with a 200 word summary of why your startup is a good fit for the EiR Programme to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to discuss the opportunity further prior to applying, please contact Rupert Parker on +44 (0)7958 042 137.