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Follow us around: Eine Woche unterwegs mit dem Booster

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MONTAG in Frankfurt

Besuch der IREBS Core Studenten

Am Montag haben wir Besuch von den Immo-Studenten der IREBS Uni bekommen, die sich auf ihrem Kurztrip nach Frankfurt verschiedene Arbeitgeber angeschaut haben. Kurze Pitches über den Accelerator, das Techquartier, sowie unser Alumni-Team ROOMHERO sollten den Studenten einen Einblick in die PropTech-Welt verschaffen. Ein Indikator für ihre Begeisterung war die Fülle an Fragen die Alex gestellt wurden. Ein Beispiel war hier: "Muss man in einem Konzern gearbeitet haben um ein Start-Up zu gründen?" Um diese und viele ihrer anderen Fragen zu beantworten bedarf es seinen eigenen Beitrag, also stay tuned!

WIr haben uns sehr über das Engagement und Interesse der Studenten gefreut und wünschen alles Gute bei der Jobsuche nach dem Studium!

MONTAG in Berlin

Parlamentarischer Abend

Gleicher Abend, andere Location. Unser Program Manager Jakob war bereits mittags nach Berlin gereist um am Parlamentarischen Abend des Wirtschaftsrats Hessen teilzunehmen. Dort sprach, unter anderem, Helge Braun, der Chef des Kanzleramtes. Er ging dort unter anderem auf die Problemstellung ein, wie man den deutschen, sehr starken und wichtigen, Mittelstand in einer Zeit erhalte, in der große Betreiber von Plattformen immer mehr Macht bekommen, und kleine Unternehmen untergeordnet werden.

DIENSTAG in Berlin

Wirtschaftstag 2018

Direkt am nächsten Tag wartete auf Jakob der Wirtschaftstag 2018, der dieses Jahr unter dem Motto „Wachstum, Wettbewerbsfähigkeit, Währungsunion – Zukunftsthemen anpacken, Marktkräfte stärken" stand. Anwesend waren ca. 3500 Gäste sowie Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel, EU-Kommissar Günther Oettinger und weitere wichtige Mitglieder der neuen Bundesregierung. Bundeskanzlerin Merkel, die die Abschlussrede hielt, machte dort einen wichtigen Hinweis, der sich an die Gedanken von Helge Braun am Vortag anschloss: Die Umstellung auf Industrie 4.0 sei in Deutschland gut angegangen worden und daher weit fortgeschritten. Im digitalen Zeitalter sei jedoch die Gestaltung der Kundenbeziehung essentiell, um nicht den direkten Kontakt zu verlieren. Hier stünden noch große Herausforderungen für die deutschen Unternehmer an, insbesondere aufgrund der geringen Konzentration von Marktanteilen in vielen Bereichen.

MITTWOCH in Berlin

ZIA - Tag der Immobilienwirtschaft

Am Mittwoch ging es dann zur ZIA zum Tag der Immobilienwirtschaft 2018. An diesem Tag kommen die relevanten Akteure aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft zusammen, um aktuelle Herausforderungen in unterschiedlichen Themenbereichen zu diskutieren. Hier wurde außerdem der ZIA Innovationsbericht vorgestellt, bei dem u.a. unsere Alumnis Teams Roomhero, wohnungshelden und Simplifa als Best Practice Innovationen ausgezeichnet wurden. Gegen Abend war Alex Teil des Panels "Financing Future - PropTech-Investoren und -Inkubatoren" gemeinsam mit Claudia Nagel von High Rise Ventures und Niko Samio von PropTech1.

ZIA Innovationsbericht 2018
MITTWOCH in Frankfurt

FuckUpNight Frankfurt

Gemeinsam mit Steven von Roomhero war Rame in Frankfurt auf der Veranstaltung "FuckUp Nights" bei denen es um Unternehmer und nicht nur deren größten geschäftlichen Reinfälle sondern auch die Paralellen im Privatleben geht. Die Speaker gaben spannende Einblicke und erklären beispielweise anhand des Begriffs "shit-gap" wie sie es erlebt haben mit ihrem Unternehmen bankrott zu gehen. "Hast Du Scheiße am Schuh, hast Du Scheiße am Schuh. So ist das mit dem shitgap - Das Scheißerle gehört dazu." Sie betonten, dass es in Ordnung sei zu scheitern solange man sich nicht hängen lässt und wieder auf die Beine findet.

"Niemals wird euch ein Konkurrent kaputt machen, denn die sind mit sich selbst beschäftigt. Der ärgste Konkurrent sind die Hemmungen in Deinem Kopf!" - inspiriert nach Hause gegangen, vielen herzlichen Dank für dieses tolle Event!

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DONNERSTAG in Hamburg

Deutscher Immobilientag 2018

Am Donnerstag ging es nach Hamburg zum Deutschen Immobilientag 2018, auf dem Alex ein Panel zum Thema "Kooperation statt Disruption. Zwei Welten, eine Vision." leitete, bei dem auch Booster-Alumni Daniel Valles Valls von den wohnungshelden an der Podiumsdiskussion teilnahm. In diesem Panel stellten PropTechs neue Geschäftsmodelle für Immobilienmakler, Sachverständige und Verwalter vor. „Viele PropTech-Unternehmen haben clevere und sehr effiziente Lösungen für die Immobilienbranche entwickelt", Zitat von Alex. Woraufhin die IVD-Bundesgeschäftsführerin ergänzt: „Viele Immobilienunternehmer erkennen zunehmend, dass PropTechs und Start-Ups keine Gefahr für sie sind, sondern eher eine ergänzende Chance bieten. Unsere Branche ist aufgeschlossen ihnen gegenüber.

FREITAG in Frankfurt

NAI Soccer Cup

Abgerundet hat diese spannende Woche das NAI Soccercup Turnier, welches im Sportleistungszentrum der Eintracht Frankfurt stattfand. An dem Benefizturnier nahmen 20 Mannschaften verschiedener Unternehmen aus der Immobilienwirtschaft teil. Unser Team bestand aus Jakob, Sebastian, Gabriela & Rame vom Booster sowie Daniel, Arthur, Norbert und Josip von ROOMHERO, Martin von den wohnungshelden, Tim von VRNow und Philip von Stoneset Partners. Trotz extremer Motivation und herausragendem Ehrgeiz hat unser Team es nicht über die Vorrunde hinaus geschafft.

Wir danken NAI Apollo für die hervorragende Organisation und die Fairness auf dem Platz. Es war ein toller Tag!

Introducing the Team

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ALEX

The head of it all. Alexander Ubach-Utermoehl founded the PropTech Booster together with Marc Stilke from Immobilien Scout in 2016. He built the program with the basis of his deep knowledge and broad network in the real estate industry. Next to the guidance of the teams he regularly moderates panels and travels all around the globe to spread the word about proptech aswell as to uphold partnerships in the community and aquire new international relations. Alex is a brilliant strategist who is always thriving, which his coworkers really cherish in him. When he actually has some free time, he loves to spend time with his family and riding his motorcycle.

Fun Fact: After hours he secretly works as a tour guide for techquartier.

SEBASTIAN

Sebastian Schmidt joined the team in September 2017 as second Managing Director. His tasks in the Booster include the guidance of the teams through the accelerator program, investment management of funds, coordination of the workshops, fostering partnerships between universities and conceptualizing of new formats. In his freetime he loves to spend time with his family and his dogs being out and about in nature.

Fun Fact: On a rare occasion and just if you are in luck, you can find him in a karaoke bar in Frankfurt as an Elvis Presley impersonator.

JAKOB

Jakob knows it all! He is the secret genius of the booster-team and is here since April 2016. Nobody could imagine the team without him. His tasks include the acquisition of new teams and their guidance in the program, which also contains the organization of the workshops and coaches, as well as the sector human resources and maintenance of the homepage and its infrastructure. In his freetime he loves to live the more analogue lifestyle by playing piano and engaging in the volunteer fire department.

Fun Fact: He loves the beverage Ayran.

JILL

That’s me 🙂 I am part of the team since January 2018 and responsible for the sector content marketing and social media. Next to the boosters social media accounts, I write these wonderful (right? :D) blogpostings and am involved in everything surrouding the online marketing field. In my freetime, I am active as a volunteer dance teacher and lead zumba fitness classes in gyms and sports clubs. I love my little dachshund called “muffin” and reading crime novels.

Fun Fact: When I was 9 years old, I was selected as “kamerakind” for the German kids show “1,2 oder 3”.

RAME

Rame joined the team in March 2018 to do his obligatory internship for his study in real estate industry, which in October turned into a working student position. He is originally from Winterbach near Stuttgart. He supports the team by his work in research and supporting Jakob with the companies database. He loves to go on walks to really calm down and think about anything.

Fun Fact: He already watched over 60 anime series.

FELIX

The newest addition to the team. Felix joined the team as a working student in June of 2018 to support us in the section graphic design in addition to his study program “time-based media” at Hochschule Mainz. He enjoys photography, specifically animals and nature, this is also where he likes to spend most of his time. In German you would say he is a “Naturbursche”! His last adventure was his trip to Australia from June 2017 to February 2018, where he not only studied “graphic design” in Melbourne but travelled all over the country.

Fun Fact: Despite the fact that his friend told him that he does not have to worry about sharks he ended up involuntarily touching a shark while swimming in the ocean in Australia. Scary!

A few snapshots of the team 🙂

8 Reasons why YOU should apply for the Booster program

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1. Investment! – Who would turn down 50,000 Euro for equity?

2. Carrying out pilot projects within our broad real estate network – we partnered up with the leading real estate companies in Germany. You will profit from this!

3. Coachings in all relevant areas concerning your startup! You will participate in valuable workshops in the following fields: company positioning, law and tax, pricing, sales, insurance, naming, pitch content, pitch presentation and more.

4. Access to VC-capital on our demo day. This event takes place at the end of our batch, where you will present your pitch and achievements as well as what you still need to grow your business.

5. Office Space at Frankfurts Techquartier – Bring your laptop, get infinite amounts of coffee and a comfortable desk at our office space in downtown Frankfurt!

6. Connections are everything! Get access to digital and real estate mentors from the industry!

7. Our passion for proptech and motivation to kickstart your baby!

8. Support in social media – no time to post, tweet or write press releases, because your team is busy working on your product? Get active support and guidance in the social media sector from our social media expert.

 

So what are you waiting for?

Demo Day #2 – A Lookback

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Past Thursday the day had finally come.

Our second Batch came to an end and was celebrated appropriately with our Demo Day. Up until 3:15 pm our guests poured into techquartier and the official program could start. CEO Dr. Sebastian Schmidt welcomed the teams as well as partners, investors and techies from the proptech-scene. He invited our founder and CEO Alex Ubach-Utermoehl on stage, who also welcomed the guests and directed a few introducing words to the crowd.

“Our goal is to digitize the Real Estate Industry.”

He summarized the Booster’s mission with these few words. Next to the Booster’s Cooperation with the teams, our company lets them make use of our immense network of leading players in the industry. Next to that, they get to participate in a valuable range of coaching’s and workshop’s concerning their startup’s growth. The result of this journey will be presented today, Alexander Ubach-Utermoehl says.

However, before the teams took their turn, it was time to welcome Alexander Weihe from Vonovia. He gave a quick Impulse speech to talk about the cooperation with our PropTech Teams. He emphasized that he values the immense motivation as well as their acquired skillset in their field.

When Alexander Weihe went back to his seat it was time, to ask the first team to present. CEO Boris Goldshteyn from ALLVR entered the stage and explained how his company created a platform for visualization, communication, and collaboration to ease the process of working together with architects and project-developers. A virtual viewing of the construction site, as well as the possibility to leave comments simplifies not only the planning but accelerates the whole construction. With their tool, ALLVR resolve a huge problem of the construction industry: building projects get delayed regularly which results in increasing amounts of cost. ALLVR offers an immense improvement in efficiency as well as an easy tool for the construction planning.

Boris answered some questions from the crowd and then switched places with the next presenter. Ludwig von Busse from S!mplifa entered the stage. Ludwig presented their business model, which promises to extend the lifetime of an elevator. With the help of a short video, he demonstrated through which functions the elevator-manager eases nerve-racking subject areas like maintenance and reparation. All important documents can be digitally collected and analyzed. Through S!mplifa’s technical know-how, they recognize requirements of the elevators and optimize their processes through this.

Following him, the CEO of VRNow Tim Meger-Guinkamp was up next. Their program visualizes every aspect of physical construction-design as well as already existing design from Real Estate in a time frame of only 10 minutes. It recognizes doors and windows without any problems. Next to this, they also offer the Making of a 360° interactive Video, which can be used for marketing or in presentations. He emphasizes the amount of their incoming orders, which they acquired in the last couple of months, so he is rather confident about the future of the company and its upcoming business year.

CEO Daniel Vallés Valls presented the pitch deck of his and Co-Founder Martin Staudacher’s company wohnungshelden. He explained that their business, through the digitization of tenant change, eases the whole process. Hereby they focus on homogenous processes and customer-oriented working, through which the marketing of new building projects and following-rent is made easier.

After the team’s pitches we welcomed our international guests: Anna Walkowskaja from Poland with her company propergate and Ivan Nokhrin from Russia with exquance, which presented their pitches and enriched us with a valuable insight to the international proptech-scene.

After this Alex thanked us, the Booster-Team, for our work preparing the demo day and the proptech yearbook (Get yours here). He then asked the PropTech Teams individually on stage to hand them their personalized tombstones as memory for the booster-program and appreciation for the great time together. They obviously were happy about this little present. As you can see on the left 😉

It was a great day filled with insightful presentations and good conversations. We are excited to see what our teams will achieve from now on!

Now, we are looking forward to our new Teams!

 

If you’re a PropTech and want to work with us, apply NOW!

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