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12-Week Accelerator for Startups That Could Impact Social Housing Sector
by Startacus Admin
If you are an entrepreneur with a tech or digital innovation that could impact the housing sector, then this new opportunity could be for you!
Leading provider of Social Housing Data HouseMark, have teamed up with our colleagues at Innovation Specialists LMarks, and 13 leading UK housing providers to create HouseMark Evolve - an accelerator programme designed to help tech and digital startups looking to break into the social housing market.
Central to the aim of the 12-week programme will be helping entrepreneurs to understand the business opportunities that exist within the sector, as well as supporting the development of new and necessary products and services.
Startups who are awarded a place on the accelerator will be given access to senior leaders in the housing sector.
The providers in the programme have hundreds-of-thousands of owned and managed homes between them, as well as plans to build thousands more in the coming years. At a time when digital technology focused innovations are revolutionising the housing sector this is a great opportunity to break into a market with huge potential.
Arturo Dell, Product Development Director at HouseMark said,
“We are very excited by HouseMark Evolve because it is the first sector-wide programme of its kind. We know there is a need and we know there are bright minds and new ideas and we are looking forward to seeing what happens when we bring them together.”
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What’s on Offer?
The startups chosen to take part in HouseMark Evolve will get;
Free office space in premium London offices.
Access to industry leaders from HouseMark and the pioneer organisations
Tailored external mentors to help develop their business
Potential product validation through pilot schemes with pioneer organisations
Access to investors at L Marks and expert advice for those seeking funding.
Stuart Marks, Chairman at L Marks and serial entrepreneur explained the benefits of the programme:
“HouseMark Evolve is a fantastic opportunity for startups to get to know the opportunities that exist in this exciting and essential market. Not only will the startups involved gain access to superb mentorship and potential investment, they will be helping to improve thousands of lives by addressing real issues within the UK social housing market. We are excited to help the sector move towards a more innovative way of working and ensure that the sector’s first ever programme is a success.”
Who Should Apply?
The team at HouseMark Evolve are interested in hearing from Startups at all stages of development who have an innovation, or innovative idea that could make waves in the social housing sector.
If you want to apply your innovation should fit into one of the following categories-
• House building
• Supporting older and vulnerable people
• Repairs and maintenance
• Data management, use and analysis
• Behavioural insights and engagement to help understand customers and colleagues.
• Digital channels which help to connect tenants and providers in fast and easy ways.
How to apply
Applications for HouseMark Evolve are being accepted until midnight on 9th October.
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