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From Accelerator news to award nominations, October, November and December have been filled with milestones. A few highlights:
Moderne Ventures Announced as a 50 on Fire Finalist
In October, Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire announced the finalists for its list of visionary individuals and companies disrupting and innovating Chicago’s top industries. Moderne Ventures was honored to be among them.
First Two Moderne Accelerator Participants Accepted
On November 17, Moderne Ventures announced the first two companies to be accepted into the Moderne Accelerator, which provides resources and guidance to help launch technology companies in to the tech marketplace. This included Growth Geeks, a marketplace that connects businesses to freelance marketing talent, and UrbanBound, a service that helps companies provide new hires with relocation assistance.
Founder Constance Freedman Named to the Inman 101
In December, Constance Freedman was named one of the Inman 101, a selection of what the award calls “rebels, CEOs, power brokers, misfits, deal-makers, newbies and innovators whose ideas and actions will influence the way homes are bought and sold.”
Moderne Accelerator Application Process Closes
December 15 saw the deadline for applications to the Moderne Accelerator. This means that in just one short month, the full class of participants will be announced at Inman Connect, real estate’s premier technology conference. The conference takes place in New York City on January 26–29.