Apply for the Opportunity to Receive up to €415K of Investment.

We’re launching the third edition of HabiSmart!

Building on its success, with great benefits for all participants, HabiSmart is back with a 2024-25 edition.

  • A unique accelerator for the growth of startups that develop innovative solutions or services for the real estate sector
  • The selected startups in the pre-seed and seed phase will receive an initial investment of at least €115K

  • 4-month acceleration programme, with constant support throughout all stages of the journey from the accelerator’s partners, in a process that will help them identify and consolidate their business models

  • The best startups will have access to additional investments, potential collaborations and projects with the program promoters and corporate partners.

  • 8-10 startups selected every year for 3 years



We are looking for early-stage startups with solutions and technologies that enable breakthroughs in the PropTech Sector.


PropTech & Sustainable Buildings

Construction Tech



Smart City





Professional Services



Smart Building & Digital Twin








Property & Facility Management



Sharing Economy






Since the program was set up in January 2022



First Batch


Second Batch






The value of HabiSmart in 6 pillars.

First Investment

€115K combination of cash and services

Follow On

Up to €300K cash for selected graduates of the Program

Market Access

Strategic deep dive round table with Program Partners (e.g., POCProject Milestones)


E2E support on product, business, investment, mentors, and more


10+ Additional services sponsored by Program Partners


20+ workstations in the heart of Milan


TIMELINE 2024-25

Open Call: 6/5/2023

Bootcamps & Selection: 9/9/2024 – 15/10/2024

Discovery Phase: 21/10/2024 – 27/11/2024

Selection Day: 27/11/2024

Validation Phase: 02/12/2024 – 06/03/2025

Demo Day: 06/03/2025





This program is an initiative of CDP Venture Capital and is part of the CDP National Accelerators Network. It is promoted by Zest, Nova Capital, Ariston, COIMA, and MassChallenge Switzerland.

MassChallenge is managing the application process for HabiSmart.

  • You should click on this link and create an account;
  • Go to My Companies on the left tab;
  • Create a new startup;
  • Click Apply Now to the HabiSmart programme;
  • Proceed with the application form.

All early-stage startups operating in one of the key sectors of interest in PropTech. It is possible to apply even with just an idea and/or if your company has not yet been established, provided that you commit to establishing a company in Italy if selected in order to benefit from the investment and program activities.

Foreign startups or teams can apply and must meet at least one of the following criteria: 1. At least one Italian founder in the share capital 2. The company is established in Italy 3. Willingness to establish an Italian subsidiary.

Yes, we will invest in 8-10 startups that reach the final phase of the program. An initial investment of at least 115,000 euros will be made immediately after the Selection Day, which opens the Validation phase. HabiSmart will acquire up to 10% of the share capital based on the startup's stage of development.

Subsequently, HabiSmart may make an additional investment of up to 300,000 euros in the program startups, bringing the total potential investment to over 415,000 euros.

A group of experts will review your application, and the Zest team will contact you for feedback and a follow-up call. Selected startups will then be invited to participate in one of the bootcamps held in Milan between September 9th and October 1st, 2024, where they will have the opportunity to present their solutions and personally meet all the promoters and partners of HabiSmart. Startups selected for the bootcamps will begin the Discovery phase.

Contact MassChallenge Switzerland per email: switzerland@masschallenge.org

The program activities are organized to engage teams for approximately 6-8 hours per week. Most activities will be available both in-person and remotely.

Absolutely. Our involvement can be even more critical at this stage, accelerating the business development of your startup. During the programme, you will have the opportunity to get in touch and explore commercial or industrial opportunities with the programme's corporate partners.

Yes, the startups invited to attend the Selection Day will receive the contractual terms (term sheet and, subsequently, investment agreement) which govern the terms and conditions of their participation in the Programme, the subscription of which is a prerequisite for accessing the acceleration programme and be qualified as a participating startup. Before the Selection Day, signing the contracts or the essential elements of the same is a requirement to participate in the event.

The following will be evaluated: the fit with the program's verticals of interest, the innovation and originality of the idea or approach, the vision and skills of the team, the potential and size of the target market, the ability to present the company and clarity of exposition, the traction achieved, and growth strategies.

The program includes meetings (both one-to-one and one-to-many) between selected startups and program partners to create an opportunity for discussion about innovation needs and the solutions proposed by the startups.

The Sustainable Buildings & PropTech Accelerator oLa Rete Nazionale Acceleratori CDP