The RENT2016 Start-up Award

Highlighting start-ups that innovate for real estate

The RENT Start-up Award was created to honor young companies that come up with the most promising innovations for the real estate industry and give them a means to present their ideas to business angels and other investors.

The winner

The award ceremony will be held at the RENT show in Paris on November 8th. The winner will be selected by a panel of investors, after the eight finalists have presented their innovations before an audience. The award will be presented by a well-known celebrity, in the presence of the press and leading industry professionals.

Contest rules and procedure

The contest rules are available from Realnewtech upon request.

Contest procedure:

  1. Applications are received – Companies that wish to enter the contest must send their application to the Selection Committee. This document, which must not exceed one page, must be received before 30 September 2016.
  2. Finalists are selected – The Selection Committee reviews the applications and selects the eight finalists by 15 October.
  3. Innovations are presented to the public – On 8 November,  the finalists will explain their innovations in less than five minutes and will answer questions from the judges panel for three minutes.
  4. The winner is selected – When all presentations have been made, the judges panel will convene and select the winner. The awards ceremony will be held during the VIP Diner.

The finalists and the winner will be entitled to use the contest logo on their communication materials.

Contestants and finalists will be issued two badges that will enable them to enter the RENT show. Finalists will be given a place at a dedicated stand at the contest.

Who can participate?

All French and foreign companies that wish to compete must have been founded after 1 January 2015.

Innovations must be operational when the contest application is sent in (step 1).

The innovation must be a service that is intended for real estate professionals (i.e. estate agent, property manager, developer or commercial property specialist) and involve the marketing or management of real estate.

The decisions of the Selection Committee and judges panel cannot be contested.

Start-up registration


Contest begins at

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am

Registering for the RENT2016 Start-up Award contest

Send in your application to before 30 September 2016

Registration Start-up

RENT partners and sponsors

RENT plays a key role in bringing together the various communities of real estate professionals. This is why major players in the real estate industry have seized the opportunity to participate and promote their brands at RENT, as lead partners, media partners, presenters and awards sponsors.

Main Partner