HabiSmart is the accelerator for startups that develop services dedicated to the proptech sector, through the application of real estate technological and digital solutions. The programme is part of the CDP National Accelerators Network, a network operating throughout the territory to help foster the growth of young companies specialised in high-potential markets.
HabiSmart originates from an initiative of CDP Venture Capital Sgr, with a total budget of 5.75 million euro destined for investments in the acceleration and post-acceleration phase, 3.75 million euro of which is allocated by CDP Venture Capital Sgr's Accelerators Fund.
The COIMA Group, specialised in the investment, development and management of Italian real estate assets on behalf of institutional investors, the Ariston Group, one of the global leaders in thermal comfort for homes and sanitary water, and Novacapital, are also promoters and partners of the programme.
The accelerator aims to support the development of start-ups operating in the field of innovative services for the building sector, with special focus on the development of sustainability related technologies, as well as financial services for the real estate sector, digital platforms to broaden the activation of urban neighborhoods, the management of real estate transactions and services, the management of the domestic consumption network through artificial intelligence and big data, energy efficiency solutions, local energy systems, smart districts and the management of energy communities.
HabiSmart will select up to 10 seed and pre-seed start-ups each year for 3 years.
The selected start-ups will receive a 115.000 euro “pre-seed” investment and will participate in a 4-month acceleration programme focused on growht for market access.
Thanks to the collaboration with the partners involved, the start-ups will be able to meet directly with industry experts and have the opportunity to test their solution in real environments. Finally, the best projects will have access to additional investments already allocated by the initiative's Promoters.
The startups selected for the 1° batch of HabiSmart are: Allo Energy, Houseplus, Domethics, Sunspeker, Newark, Homsai, Ekore, Data Arrows e Sensgreen.
Startupcall for the 2° batch is opened until June 7th 2023 on https://www.habismart-italia.com/it/