Student Business Plan Accelerator
inSPIRE is an on-campus initiative of students, alumni, and faculty with a mission to facilitate real estate innovation in the Stanford ecosystem.
After a successful launch event in Spring 2015, inSPIRE selected four student teams which created business plans to innovate in the real estate ecosystem. inSPIRE mentors supported and provided resources to fuel the further development of the teams’ business ideas. Resources included alumni expertise, connections for office space and industry data, facilitating meetings with angel investors & industry, and several more. Then again in Spring 2016, inSPIRE collected another group of students who brainstormed solutions to challenges faced in real estate, place making and the built environment. These groups formed into three teams, each of which formualted an early prototype of a business which could alleviate whichever challenge they'd chosen. SPIRE brought alumni representatives to the meetings to help the students reflect upon, and iterate upon, their fledging ideas.