SVB Guest Speaker Series” Revealed for 2016 Accelerator Program

NEW YORK - Dec. 2, 2015 - PRLog -- MetaProp NYC, the New York real estate technology startup accelerator, added Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) as its latest corporate partner.  As part of the agreement, Silicon Valley Bank will lead a new SVB Guest Speaker Series in 2016.

“We have been early supporters of the real estate technology community and we bank many of the top start-up firms in this space,” said Shai Goldman, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank in New York. “Partnering with MetaProp NYC allows us to help the best startups in the real estate space grow faster by taking advantage of SVB’s leading banking services as well as our deep relationships in the venture capital community on both coasts.”

“The SVB Guest Speaker Series is a natural evolution of our RE301 startup education program that has seen industry leaders like Susan Daimler (Zillow Group), Kent Tarrach (Brookfield Property Partners), and Michael Rudin (Rudin Management) share their valuable experiences,”said Aaron Block, Co-Founder and Managing Director of MetaProp NYC. “Going forward, the exclusive dinner programs will feature catering from top Chelsea/Flatiron restaurants paired with wines from the best California vineyards like Harlan Estate and Scarecrow.  Needless to say, our startup participants and guest speakers are thrilled!”


MetaProp NYC is a NYC-based real estate tech accelerator that brings together the brightest minds in real estate and technology to help quickly build the industry's most promising young companies. Each year, the eight best technology-driven real estate industry startups are selected to participate in the 16 to 22 week intensive growth program based in New York City. The program culminates in a Demo Day to partners, investors, VCs and media.

Interested entrepreneurs can apply for future programs with MetaProp NYC online at


For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Forbes named SVB one of America’s best banks (2015) and one of America’s best-managed companies (2014). Learn more at

Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB), and a member of the FDIC. Silicon Valley Bank and SVB Financial Group are members of the Federal Reserve System.

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