Pitch Battle

The ultimate real estate startup throwdown. Propping up Real Estate Innovation

What You Need To Know About The 2024 iOi Pitch Battle

Become one of the select real estate startups who present their innovative and leading-edge projects at the 2024 Pitch Battle, presented by Second Century Ventures!

Agenda & Timeline

  • Monday, May 13, 2024: Applications Open
  • Friday, June 21, 2024: Deadline to submit applications
  • Monday, July 8, 2024: Selected companies notified by email
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2024: Live Pitch Battle
  • Thursday, August 29, 2024: Pitch Battle Winner Announced

2024 Pitch Battle Contestants


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What is the Pitch Battle?

PropTech startups submit their breakthrough, innovative ideas to be selected as one of the few lucky companies to battle it out during 2024 Pitch Battle—Live at iOi Summit on August 28.

The contestants take center stage in front of a captive audience and gain valuable exposure along with equally valuable feedback.

Every Pitch Battler gets a four-minute pitch, four-minute Q&A and tons of excitement.

Winner takes all—$15,000 cash prize, major publicity and other priceless perks. Don’t miss the ultimate entrepreneur competition!

Winner Takes All

The Pitch Battle winner wins the following:

Pitch Battle Prize Money


(US Dollars)

REALTOR® Magazine

Featured Magazine Articles

An article feature about the Pitch Battle winner in RISMedia and REALTOR® Magazine

Second Century Ventures

Meet with a Second Century Ventures executive

The most active global real estate technology fund

There’s no question, do it. The battle challenges you to know your product and how it’s relevant to the people using it then also explain it succinctly. Submit your pitch and be in it to win it.

–  Mel Myers, CEO & Co-Founder, BoxBrownie.com –

Marki Lemons Ryhal


One of 100 speakers selected out of over 1,300 speakers to speak at NAR NXT, the REALTOR® Experience nine times (face-to-face and virtually) with high program evaluations and an INMAN Closing Keynote Speaker. Marki Lemons Ryhal is a licensed Managing Broker, REALTOR®, avid volunteer, Major Donor, and 6X International Best-Selling Author. Marki Lemons-Ryhal is dedicated to all things real estate. With 30+ years of marketing experience, Marki has taught over 500,000 people (face-toface and virtually) how to earn up to a 2682% return on their marketing dollars.

Marki holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Chicago State University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Xavier University, and sixty-four real estate-related licenses, certifications, and designations.

Pitch Battle Emcee
Marki Lemons Ryhal

Interested in the iOi Pitch Battle?

Organized by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

NAR will select a limited number of companies to compete as Pitch Battle contestants live in front of the iOi Summit 2024 conference attendees (agents, brokers, VCs, tech gurus, and more).

Terms & Conditions 

Join in on the Excitement

All iOi attendees are welcome to attend the fifth annual Pitch Battle. Watch forward thinking start-ups pitch their innovative solutions, in front of a veteran panel of judges, addressing the biggest issues and opportunities in real estate. Join in the excitement to see who goes home with the prize. Winner takes all! Not just the money, but major exposure, meetings with VCs, and more!

It’s easy to write a long story about a product and the benefits it can offer, but to compress it down to a few minutes—takes work. But it’s not impossible. Don’t be intimidated. Just go for it and apply.

–  Rick Rudman, CEO, Curbio –


August 28–29, 2024 Chicago, IL

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