Housing of the Future Venture Day
31 January, 2019

Housing of the Future Venture Day Singapore

With urbanization occurring at a size and scale never before experienced and a global surge in demand for shelter, housing stocks have not expanded quickly enough nor in a way responsive to real needs and demands. This issue affects households in both developing and advanced economies around the world. Rising housing costs cause great financial stress on families and individuals. The cost of housing and rent has increased at a far greater rate than income, especially in large desirable cities where there are significant job opportunities. A recently released McKinsey Global Institute report on housing affordability calls attention to the imbalance in supply and demand revealing the great need for affordable housing.

Supply and affordability are but two areas of concern. Other situations deal with shifting demographics and new patterns of living; the opportunities that technology afford for housing from finances to construction to assisting occupants; and how housing intersects with global warming and issues of resilience.

The ecosystem of housing is complex and includes both public and private stakeholders. In order to respond to the current situation, new and innovative ideas are needed. Therefore, IE Entrepreneurship
& Innovation Center and IE School of Architecture and Design are planning a Venture Day for all start-up initiatives related to the overall theme of housing for the future to be held in Singapore in January 2019.

The Competition

  • Criteria to Apply

     Who can pitch?

    With the broad thematic approach of  “housing for the future”  start-ups may apply that are generally related to housing and respond to any  of the sub-themes:  Environmental responsiveness, Resilience Technology, Finance, Connecting communities, Materials and construction, Services to support appropriate, affordable housing.

    Start-ups must also meet the following criteria:

    • Innovative – product/service, business model, and/or route to market
    • Scalable – international commercial potential & scalable business model
    • Team – relevant skills & experience mix
    • Market – clear & large market opportunity
    • Status – must have full time dedicated team and product/service in the market with early traction (stakeholders and/or users)
  • What's the prize?

    For 2018-2019´s Venture Days, the winner of each Venture Day is given the chance to pitch on IE’s stage in the South Summit in order to win a full Pass to the Event (Access to the investor Den, conferences in all stages, one on one meetings and matchmaking service with investors and big corporations, etc) taking place in beginning of october 2019. 

    What is the South Summit? 

    South Summit is the Leading Event from the South, connecting the most innovative entrepreneurs with the most important investors in the world and the corporations seeking to improve their global competitiveness through innovation. Keynote talks and debates with worldwide innovation leaders, meetings with the largest business angels and VC firms, Startup Competition with the best success stories and Business & Networking opportunities in every corner. Every year, more than 650 investors, 3000 startups and more than 12500 people participate to the South Summit. For more information: https://www.southsummit.co/

    What does that imply for my startup ? 

    The wining startup of Venture Day Singapore will be invited to Madrid on IE Business School’s campus for a 4 days acceleration program in order to prepare their pitch for the South Summit.

    They will then be pitching with the winner of each & every Venture Day organized worldwide.

Join us!

Don’t miss out the opportunity to pitch at the Startup Competition!!

Apply to the Startup Competition

Speakers & Investors

Profile Nacho Mateo

Chief of Investor Relations of IE Business School

Profile Martha Thorne

Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design


Gema Molero / Nacho Mateo

IE Entrepreneurship

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Gema Molero / Nacho Mateo

IE Entrepreneurship