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Elmspring Accelerator is a comprehensive venture accelerator that invests in technology start-ups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry. Our 3-month program provides start-ups with access to an exclusive network of mentors, premiere office space at 1871 Chicago, and seed funding. Participants leverage the resources of the Elmspring network to validate, beta test, and refine their sales strategies in preparation for the crucial Demo Day event—an opportunity to pitch their products to serious investors and take their business to the next level.

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Elmspring Accelerator opens doors to unprecedented real estate industry resources for tech teams who bring disruptive or innovative ideas to the table.

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Our Mentors

Mentors to Elmspring’s participants are top industry professionals who share expertise in launching, funding, marketing, and managing business goals.

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Our Team

Founded by Chicago’s leading real estate professionals, our team’s experience spans over 30 years and offers unparalleled knowledge in entrepreneurship, investment, and real estate.

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The pace of technological change in most industries is mind-numbingly fast. For one reason or another, real estate has been left in innovation’s wake. We believe it’s time for real estate to catch up.

We started Elmspring, the first seed stage real estate technology accelerator in the country, because we recognize that change is not only inevitable but extremely exciting. Huge opportunities are going to arise in our industry and in ways nobody has seen before. We at Elmspring are here to embrace, invest in, and assist the talented and aggressive start-up teams in Chicago, and across the country, who will lead the charge in disrupting real estate technology.