Inman News announced today that applications for Inman Incubator, a real estate startup accelerator program, are now open.

The Inman Incubator program is a yearlong mentorship, advisory and promotional program to help up to 25 new companies in the real estate industry succeed. The program is open to technology startups, brokerages, agents, service providers, and others in the real estate industry with new, innovative products and business models.

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Inman News founder and Publisher Brad Inman explains the Inman Incubator program.

The program is a launchpad for companies that will define innovation in the real estate industry in the next decade, by providing mentorship, promotion, access to specialized resources, business-building connections and ongoing support.

“We are in the unique position of being able to do more than just talk about change. Inman News can champion innovation in a way that no other organization can,” said Inman News Publisher Brad Inman. “With our mentors, connections and resources, Inman Incubator will support game-changing companies that will define innovation in the real estate industry for the coming decade.”

Participating startups will receive mentoring by the top minds in the real estate and technology space; $100,000 in promotional consideration from Inman News; referrals to specialized startup accountants, banks, lawyers, technical groups and other service providers; a business plan review; ongoing support; and two founder meetups per year in San Francisco and New York City.

Inman Incubator mentors include leaders who have built their own businesses from the ground up: Lockhart Steele, founder, Curbed; Pete Flint, CEO, Trulia; Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow; Teresa Boardman, Realtor and Inman News columnist; Austin Allison, founder, dotloop; Sherry Chris, CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate; and Michele Serro, founder, Doorsteps. More mentors will be announced soon.

Applications will be accepted April 1st through May 15th. More information and answers to frequently asked questions are available at Selected startups will be announced at the Real Estate Connect conference, July 10-12, in San Francisco.

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