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.

10 Minutes with Grier Allen, President, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown

Grier Allen is a mentor for the REach accelerator program and the President, CEO, and Co­-Founder of BoomTown, one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies in the nation for three consecutive years.

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Five Articles of Interest

A brief round up of stories in the news surrounding venture capital, startups, and technology that we’re reading.
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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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Next Week: Join Us in New Orleans for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo

NAR Annual - NOLA
It’s nearly November, and we have New Orleans on our minds as we get jazzed up for the annual REALTOR(R) Conference & Expo, which will mark the conclusion of our 9-month program for our second REach® Class of companies.  If you plan to attend the conference November 7-10, we have an action-packed agenda with several opportunities to meet and greet our 2014 Class.
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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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