Mon 5 Jun 2017 4:00PM

6/5/17: #RETech Debriefing postponed, refocusing on designing disruptive business models

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By group decision, the event below has been postponed to focus on three events this week to help innovators develop, sharpen or reposition their disruptive business models. Let’s use the MeetUp tonight to launch a new subsection of #RE2020 that focuses on developing disruptive moneysaving business models:

Business Model Generation MeetUp
Value Proposition Design Workshop: Who is your ideal customer?

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#RETech update: Call for coverage, debriefing & collaboration

There are at least three events worth attending this week in #RETech:

5/15-5/20/17: NAR MidYear Legislative & Trade Expo #MARMidYear

5/17/17: MIT's #DesignX Pitch Night -- Follow #Design#

5/18-19/17: -- Follow #MITWorldREForum

If anyone from #RE2020 or three related MeetUps in Boston -- #BosRETech, #RECALL or #DefendREBuyers -- is attending, would you like to debrief afterwards to develop a better understanding of trends and opportunities?


The National Association of Realtors hosts two major conferences annually: (1) A mid-year meeting in Washington, DC so they can exercise their political clout with legislative visits, and (2) A major convention in November that rotates in various locations (including the first time ever in Boston in November 2018.)

Because relatively few real estate professionals from Boston attend either event and local real estate press rarely attend, Real Estate Cafe has hosted post-event technology debriefings on and off over the past two decades. In the past, our audience was made up primarily of real estate agents, predominantly fellow buyer agents. Here's a sample of a roundtable we hosted at Harvard's Berkman Center during the first year of the Obama presidency in 2009:



With over 150 members, #BosRETech represents a broader mix of stakeholders and innovators both from would be disrupters and incumbents. If a handful of us attend one or more of the events above, iwhat would you like to know -- are there specific trends, use cases, or new technologies you'd like us to look for at NAR's Trade Expo, committee meetings, or networking privately with innovators? As in the past, @RealEstateCafe will be looking for new money saving applications and updating our existing best of breed list as #RE2020's goal is to deliver billions in Consumer savings annually.


Would anyone be willing to help crowdfund our costs, both travel and registration fees?


We've already missed two events important events, the Consumer a Federation of America's annual Consumer Assembly and a weekend with Ralph Nader. Still, the headline below suggests that the Sleeping Giant if the Consumer Movement is waking up. Here's what we've called to the attention of regulators locally: