After taking part in the three-month program that concluded in the city last month, “we realized (Toronto) was an extremely fertile environment for tech startups,” said Pablo Garnica, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of AREX. “There was a lot of inclusion” in Toronto, he says, which “we hadn’t encountered back in Europe.”
The 2019 version of the Colliers Proptech Accelerator program received hundreds of applications from more than 50 countries. The 10 companies chosen hailed from six countries.
The accelerator program is designed to help proptech companies refine business plans and gain global real estate perspectives through access to more than 120 mentors from Colliers International, startup accelerator Techstars and the broader real estate, technology and investment industries.
AREX’s stated mission is “to fully digitalize the transaction process end-to-end, transforming the real estate market into what the financial market is nowadays, a liquid, efficient and transparent market.”
To that end, AREX has developed DOMUS, a real estate software tool that aims to make the commercial real estate experience much more efficient, so “people can actually focus on doing the best deals possible and not worry about the actual execution,” Garnica said.
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