top of page

Ghent Proptech Start-UP!

May 6-7 / Watt The Firms

Bring your start-up ideas to life and kick-start your business with the help of our industry coaches, and have lasting impact on the built world. 

  • Grow your network 

  • Learn from industry leaders

  • Meet real estate professionals

  • Practical workshops

  • The winner gets access to a follow-up program

  • Pitching opportunity with StarApps & Pitchdrive

You will end the weekend with a professional start-up pitch-deck ready to pitch for early-stage funding!


How Does it work?

GPSW Visual Steps.png

For one weekend, we get together in an inspiring setting to work on solutions focused on an innovative and sustainable future with a link to real estate.

On Friday, ideas are presented and grouped together around the most promising concepts. Each group is matched with an industry expert coach.


On Saturday, the groups tackle the concept together with the coach. Here we refine our initial idea on the business and technical challenges together with the industry experts. 

At the end of Saturday, we present the solutions we came up with and the jury selects one team as the winner.


Find out the preliminary program here

Why join? 

Why join?

Do you want to build a startup and have an impact on society, but don’t know where or how to start?

We’re not just looking for people with great ideas, but also people that want to join an innovative start-up concept. Let's create a team that can turn them into reality.

To make this event a success, we will need a lot of enthusiastic attendees from a diverse background. Whether you like to tinker with technology, have an outspoken vision on how a city should work or just have an interest in real estate, everyone can attend GPSW and acquire new skills and have an unforgettable experience. 

Participation is totally free thanks to our sponsors! 


About GPSW

Although the potential for innovation is huge, real-estate is one of the least innovative sectors in our economy. Through this startup weekend, we aspire to celebrate entrepreneurship and inspire the next generation of innovators and business leaders to focus on proptech as a way to build a more sustainable future.

We need you to bring innovative new ideas to the built environment and will support you to realise a joint vision.

Meet our coaches



Image by Avery Evans

To spark your imagination we will soon publish some more specific proptech challenges, but for now you can already start to brainstorm around the following topics.

  • Decarbonisation 

  • Future of work 

  • Smart mobility

  • Social inclusion 

  • Affordable living 

  • Healthy living 

  • Waste management 

  • Sustainability

  • and many more 

Partners supporting this event

RecAp Logo
PropTech Lab
Stad Gent Logo
Watt The Firms Logo
Mollie Logo
Vicinity Logo
StarApps Logo
logo (3).png

Ready to innovate with us?

bottom of page