LAB Ventures to Partner With Engel & Völkers to Produce Inaugural Future of Real Estate Summit, Open Call for Entries in Startup Competition

On June 12, the must-attend Future of Real Estate Summit will connect key industry players, corporations, startups and investors in the heart of Miami. Startups from around the world can apply now to compete in the summit's Startup Pitch competition offering exposure and thousands of dollars in prizes.

Fresh off its success with the inaugural Future of Travel Summit in February, Miami’s LAB Ventures is proud to announce the second event in its series: The Future of Real Estate. And with technology changing and driving innovation at an exponential pace, it’s an event not to be missed.

The summit is sponsored by Engel & Völkers Miami, the local arm of the global real estate firm well known for its global high-end network and innovative tools. “Innovation through technology has really accelerated in the real estate world, and we are at the forefront, particularly in South Florida,” said Irving Padron, President of Engel & Völkers Miami and a major supporter of local real estate tech.  “We are proud to partner with The LAB to bring some of the most innovative StartUps in real estate and construction to Miami in June.”

The Future of Real Estate Summit, to be held on June 12, 2018, at The Lightbox and The LAB Miami in Wynwood, will give selected real estate-tech startups from around the world the opportunity to present their products and services to 300 investors and real estate industry and construction executives, including brokers, developers, financiers and architects. In turn, investors and industry executives will have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in technological innovation and digital disruption through keynote talks and panel discussions, as well as make key connections during generous networking opportunities.

Speakers already confirmed include the Zillow’s chief of Corporate Development, the CEO of Cemex Ventures, the founders of RealConnex, Common, Booj, and WellcomeMat, and the Editor in Chief of Inman.  Executives from Watsco Ventures, Plaza Construction, Lionstone Development, Grass River Property, and many others will be in attendance.

For more information about the Future of Real Estate Summit, sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets, visit:

Startups can win the chance to pitch their companies at the Future of Real Estate Summit. The top 10 finalists will be invited to pitch on stage during the summit. The finalists will also receive two free tickets to attend the Summit and will be invited to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors and executives from real estate companies.

The startup selected by a panel of expert judges as the winner will also receive more than $25,000 in prizes and an invitation to present at a major industry event (to be disclosed soon).

Startups can find out more and sign up for the competition here:

LAB Ventures is the venture builder arm of Miami’s first entrepreneurial co-working space The LAB Miami. LAB Ventures focuses on co-building companies and helping them excel in South Florida. Its “Future Of” series connects key corporate players and startups in Miami’s most vibrant industries.

“Miami is one of the most important markets in the world for real estate and construction, industries which are increasingly facing disruption from digital technologies,” said Thomas “Tigre” Wenrich, CEO of The LAB Miami and LAB Ventures. “This event will be an opportunity for industry players to see some of the most promising new innovations first hand, and for StartUps, it will provide an invaluable opportunity to meet potential customers and investors.”

The inaugural Future of Travel Summit was held Feb. 12 in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District and attracted a full house. Because of the strong response, it will become an annual event. Other summits in the series are planned, including one focused on the logistics industry.

About The LAB Miami and LAB Ventures
Located in the heart of the vibrant Wynwood Arts District, the LAB is Miami's original co-working space. Since 2012, Miami's brightest and most forward-thinking entrepreneurial minds have converged here to share their ideas, learn from one another, and build amazing companies. In 2017, The LAB launched LAB Ventures to build new digital businesses in partnership with established corporations, and to help build bridges between large companies and the South Florida startup community.   For more information, please visit

CONTACT: Pamela Granoff Director of Events, LAB Miami Ventures

(401) 524-2388

Source: LabVentures


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