Seven New PropTech Hacks Awarded at #REBNYTech Hackathon Weekend.
October 13-15, 2017
Urban Tech Hub at Grand Central Tech
A total of 17 teams competed and presented proposals for new PropTech hacks at the Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY) first #REBNYTech Hackathon--hosted by its REBNYTech Committee and sponsored by Real Capital Analytics, RealConnex, and Samsung Internet--over three days during #NYCRETechWeek. Seven teams and their innovative proposals to create cutting-edge solutions to real-world challenges faced by real estate companies across the world, were selected as the winners of their respective challenge categories--Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) & Development; Brokerage; Cybersecurity; Geospatial Intelligence; Sustainable Maintenance and Operations; and Open Hack. The winning teams were awarded $2,500 each and free office space for the next three-month incubator phase to compete in the Gauntlet Challenge for a chance to win an additional $35,000 in cash and prizes sponsored by Fisher Brothers, Gust, Knotel, Newmark Knight Frank, Related Companies, Rudin Management Company, Silverstein Properties, and Vornado Realty Trust. Speakers and mentors from Camber Creek, Core Studio at Thornton Tomasetti, D LA Piper, Lotik Labs, Prescriptive Data, Radiator Labs, Rudin Management Company, TOTEM, and Waltz; in addition to representatives from the #REBNYTech Hackathon's 29 partner organizations were among the industry leaders and innovators in attendance throughout the weekend.
Caption: Geospatial / Location Intelligence challenge category winner Rescue allows citizens to harness their phones' geolocation abilities and open source NYC building data to make reporting emergencies as easy and fast as possible. Rescue also provides a dashboard for emergency dispatchers to easily manage present incidents and view a record of past ones. L-R: REBNY's Stefan Martinovic; Rescue team members Will Jacobson, Andrew Gonzalez, Kin Tsang, and Matt Stetson of Prescriptive Data; REBNY's Ryan Baxter
Caption: Judge Damon Hernandez, of AEC Hackathon and Samsung Electronics, with Brokerage challenge category winner Brian Yang who presented Get 3D Tours: access to 3D tours for brokers and agents, democratizing virtual tours.
Caption: PropNotes team L-R: Dorothy Young, Rakin Ishraq (front), Niraj Patel, and Stephen Graves. PropNotes is a mobile app that simplifies due-diligence for brokers & investors.
Caption: Prescriptive Data teams with John Gilbert, Rudin Management Company
Caption: Participants hacking
Caption: Cybersecurity challenge category winner David Bren (center) who presented mapd.
Caption: REBNYTech Hackathon speakers L-R: Tucker Reed, TOTEM; Jeff Berman, Camber Creek; Marshall Cox, Radiator Labs; John Gilbert, Rudin Management Company; Matt Kopel, Waltz; Shane Eten, Lotik Lab
Caption: Contract Connect team with Josh Panknin, Columbia GSAPP
Caption: AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) & Development challenge category winner Avvir: automated quality assessments using LiDAR. L-R: REBNY's Stefan Martinovic; Avvir team members Raffi Holzer, Vamsi Kalasapudi, Jonathan Kyi, and Tira Odhner; REBNY's Ryan Baxter
Caption: Sustainable Maintenance and Operations challenge category winners (a tie) Augmented Estate and Enertiv. Augmented Estate is a mobile app (React Native) that uses Augmented Reality (AR-kit) to display a building's sensor and factual data in real time while walking around a space. Enertiv uses a point and shoot analog meter scanner for cloud-enabled tenant invoicing and analytics. L-R: REBNY's Stefan Martinovic; Augmented Estate's Evan Torkos, Christopher Demoli, and Adam Reid of Prescriptive Data; Enertiv's Sharad Shankar, Connell McGill, Felix Lipov, and Eric Blum; REBNY's Ryan Baxter
Caption: REBNYTech Hackathon award winners
Caption: Open Hack challenge category winner Cherre, a tool to identify actual closing prices (net of taxes) from ACRIS sales prices. L-R: Cherre team members Ben Hizak, L.D. Salmanson, Steve Kalifowitz, and Wayne Tvedt; REBNY's Ryan Baxter
Caption: REBNYTech Hackathon Judges & Partners. L-R: Josh Panknin, Columbia GSAPP; Ryan Baxter, REBNY; Sandy Jacolow, Silverstein Properties; Valerie Rosenberg, Fund for Public Housing; Leila Collins, MetaProp NYC; Duke Long, REX; Stefan Martinovic, REBNY; Damon Hernandez, AEC Hackathon and Samsung Electronics
Caption: Many of the 17 REBNYTech Hackathon teams Photos by Conrad Stojak
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|Publication:||Real Estate Weekly|
|Date:||Oct 18, 2017|
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