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The REach® blog postings are written by the REach® team and friends of the program, SCV and NAR. It will give you a sense of what the program is about, topics and technologies we find interesting and some insight into what the real estate market is thinking.

Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Class


As we wind down 2014, we are already looking ahead to the exciting new opportunities in the year to come as a fresh new class of companies will enter into the REach program. The application period is now open, and qualified companies are encouraged to apply. 
 
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REach Demo Day 2014

On November 7th at the NAR Annual convention during the "Strategic Technology Solutions and REach Driving Innovation in Real Estate" the REach companies presented their final demo culminating the program.  

"The [REach] companies are looking at our industry with a fresh set of eyes and challenging us about whether there's a better way to do things.  [Innovation is] the future of our business," said Alex Perriello, CEO of Realogy Franchise Group.

Check out their videos below:

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FundWell CEO Chinwe Onyeagoro To Speak At CCIM Thrive Conference

FundWell, a member of REach’s Class of 2014, has announced that their CEO and Co-Founder Chinwe Onyeagoro will be a panelist at the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Thrive Conference taking place October 21-22 at Los Angeles’s Westin Bonaventure. 
 
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Accelerators give startups a “leg up”: Inc. features Second Century Ventures as a VC hybrid with its own accelerator program

Inc. Magazine
 
We were pleased to be included in Jeremy Quittner’s recent Inc. story on accelerators, "The Biggest Shift to Confront Startups in a Generation (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With Cloud Computing).” Quittner reports that accelerators have become a key part of the landscape for startups looking to get ahead, and selecting the right one that can help a startup find and address its intended customer base is more important than ever.  
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Deductr and zipLogix strike a partnership

Second Century Ventures and REach are pleased to announce a fantastic partnership between Deductr, one of REach’s current member companies, and zipLogix, the standard in electronic real estate forms. The collaboration will enable zipLogix users to automatically capture business expenses, maximize their tax refunds, and generally make their lives a bit easier. Deductr’s secure integration with zipLogix assures simplified tracking of expenses, income, mileage, and time on-the-go, eliminating the pile of receipts that make tax time especially challenging for REALTORS.
 
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Inaugural REach™ Class Graduates from Accelerator

NAR Annual Photo

David Greenberg, CEO of Updater, showcases his company during the REach™ technology panel discussion at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo as moderator Constance Freedman, VP Strategic Investments, National Association of REALTORS®, and panelists (from left to right) Rick Davidson, CEO, CENTURY 21; Budge Huskey, CEO, Coldwell Banker; Pam O’Connor, CEO, LeadingRE; and Errol Samuelson, President, Realtor.com look on.

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Bridging Technology Startups and Real Estate

On Wednesday and Thursday this week I attended a local hackathon where teams were working on building exciting tools for the real estate industry.  It was a great experience once again seeing two industries that I spend a lot of time in come together.  What was extremely surprising to me was the vast difference in understanding between the two industries – real estate and technology.
 
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