Leaders in real estate and PropTech gather for Make It in Brooklyn Real Estate Breakfast
A morning of speed dating for real estate professionals, startup founders, and venture capitalists in the airy confines of New Lab.
November 26, 2019
What happens when you bring together 70 of the city’s leaders in real estate and technology? A lot of exciting connections, as it turns out. Last week, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership hosted its annual Make It in Brooklyn Real Estate Tech Breakfast at New Lab, the advanced manufacturing and design hub at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. A total of 18 of the most cutting-edge real estate startup companies attended, giving the borough’s biggest real estate firms an early look at the PropTech technology on the horizon.
The 2019 Make It in Brooklyn Real Estate Tech Breakfast, held at New Lab
DBP President Regina Myer welcomed the guests, making the point that the Real Estate Tech Breakfast, by getting people who might not otherwise know about each other at the same table, is exactly the kind of work the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is proud to do. Real estate professionals heard about some of the newest technologies coming from the PropTech industry, and startup founders were able to create relationships with the leaders in the real estate world who are looking for new ideas.
DBP President Regina Myer
The event kept its “speed dating” format in which guests switch tables every 15 minutes, so that all attendees could connect with one another. The startup companies that attended had a remarkable range of products: from using artificial intelligence to recognize when vacancies might open up in buildings, to machine learning software that gets residents their packages more easily and efficiently, to imaging 10x more powerful than Google Maps from hot air balloons at the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Isaiah Thomas, of TerraCRG
Three startups were able to demo their products for the room. Blueprint Power enables renewable power-generating capacity access to buildings, Prescriptive Data is a building operating system, monitoring and recommending adjustments for building managers, and Jones aims to radically simplify the arcane process of getting insurance and being insurance compliant.
Robyn Beavers, co-founder of Blueprint Power, pitching to the crowd.
Many exciting conversations came out of the morning, and we are excited to have created the opportunity. We sincerely thank the sponsors who made this event possible: NYU Tandon School of Engineering and JP Morgan Chase, both of whom have been Make It in Brooklyn sponsors from its inception, and to New Lab, for graciously hosting.
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