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Chile and the ecosystem of proptech and startups

By Silvia Castro Betancourt 0 Comments NEWS, Regional News

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

On May 10th, "The ecosystem of the PropTech and Startups" - organized by MKTre and held at the offices of NXTP Labs in Santiago, Chile - was held at breakfast.

The theme of the event was about the impact of technology on real estate, how it is transforming the real estate industry forever, what's happening in the property world, and how we are facing these changes as startups within the innovative ecosystem of the region and as accelerators and investors.

More than 15 companies gathered at the event, including several startups, banks such as BCI with its Innovation area, Banco Estado, UDD Ventures, lawyers and communication companies, an interesting mix at the time of the debate.

Andrea Rodríguez Valdez, director of Mktre, carried out the presentation by introducing how the proptech industry is in the world and in the region, and also presented the first PropTech Latam Summit event that will be held on June 7 at the Centro de Conventions of Titanium Park in Santiago de Chile.

The meeting had 3 special guests: Leandro Pirovano, representative of NXTP Labs, who are also sponsoring the June PropTech Summit. Felipe Acevedo, one of the directors of JLL Chile, a very active professional in the field of technology for this industry, who will also be one of the speakers of the event on June 7. Regarding the proptech, Felipe Acevedo, said that "What we are discussing today and that is increasingly being discussed more strongly, both at the startup, investment, venture capital and global companies level, is the importance of the transformation and efficiency that bring to the processes.

Today, companies are understanding that human experience is the most important thing, and technology is accompanying that, offering to improve the experience of people and have a better quality of life."

Another of the guests was Mauricio Benítez Cordova, International Director of BDO, who shared his vision as a global firm, and some anecdotes of his recent experience of some years in the Asian market: "We are very interested and we strongly value initiatives such as the proptech and the Summit that will be held on June 7 in Chile because in the world proptech is a reality, in the United States and Asia there is already talk of proptech more than four years ago and in Chile only since last year. Having a Summit and organizing ourselves as an industry is very important for those startups that are developing in this last time."

For his part, Sebastian Acevedo, founder of Approp, one of the startups present at the event, said that "A new ecosystem is being developed in the region, called PropTech, in which collaboratively we who are part of this chain must act in a participatory manner so that we can provide solutions to the real estate sector through innovation and technology."

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

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