May 16 2016 - Web4Realty invited to Mississauga Mayor Crombie's second annual angel investor networking event
MISSISSAUGA: Web4Realty, one of Canada’s fastest growing web providers for real estate professionals, has been invited by the City of Mississauga and Mayor Bonnie Crombie, to participate in the second annual First Look – an angel investor networking event.
This is an exciting collaboration between five regional innovation centres and five angel investment groups. This event will bring job creators and investors together to better explore ways to take entrepreneurial success to the next level.
“We’re excited to be participating in this event for the second year in a row. It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the city of Mississauga and Mayor Bonnie Crombie for our growth,” said Kosta Panagoulias, co-founder at Web4Realty.
The event will take place on Wednesday May 18th 2016, at Mississauga City Hall.
Jan 8 2016 - Web4Realty becomes first company in its industry to accept Bitcoin
MISSISSAUGA, ON: Web4Realty, a SaaS company that provides web marketing tools to real estate professionals, has announced that it will be the first company in its industry to accept Bitcoin as payment for its online subscription service. Starting in January 2016, Web4Realty will use BitPay to allow real estate agents from around the world, to pay with the popular cryptocurrency.
“As we continue to grow and scale into other markets across North America, we want to make it easy for people all over the world to connect and collaborate, and be able to accommodate our users to alternative forms of payment, which includes Bitcoin”, said Kosta Panagoulias, co-founder at Web4Realty.
Bitcoin, created in 2009, is a decentralized form of digital currency, created and held electronically, which can be used to buy things digitally. Credit card merchants generally charge around 2-3% on a transaction, where Bitcoin would cost less than 1%, according to Web4Realty. The company believes Bitcoin will save its business a great deal of money, which are savings that it can then pass on to its customers.
“We tend to attract clients who are young, tech-savvy and financially cautious, and several of them have brought up Bitcoin in conversation. Being a forward-thinking company, and knowing the importance of listening to client feedback, we can see Bitcoin as a significant payment option in the years to come. We just want to be ready for when that time finally comes”, said Panagoulias.
Web4Realty joins several other technology brands who are already accepting Bitcoin, including Microsoft, Dell, Amazon and Tesla, to name a few.
Nov 4 2015 - Web4Realty Selects Schedulock to Join Incubator
MISSISSAUGA, ON: Schedulock, a startup that provides a booking service platform for Realtors, has been selected to join Web4Realty’s first in-house incubator.
Eight startups from across Ontario, specializing in providing applications for Real Estate Agents, applied to participate in the incubator.
“We are very eager to work with Alex and the Schedulock team. They’ve solved a massive problem that thousands of Agents and Brokers across North America could benefit from,” said Kosta Panagoulias, Co-Founder at Web4Realty.
Schedulock joins the incubator, after having recently been named as Canon’s Small Business Get Started winner. In just a few months into their pilot, Schedulock has already secured contracts with brokerages, and has garnered interest from several others, who are currently using out-of-date booking systems.
“We have ambitious goals to get Schedulock into the hands of all Realtors in Canada. We want to change the way real estate showings are currently arranged and managed by providing Realtors with the tools needed to increase the efficiency and security of this process. With the experience and the success that Web4Realty has had in the industry, their mentorship and connections would help accelerate our growth into the Canadian real estate industry,” said Alexander Poon, Schedulock CEO and Co-Founder.
Schedulock will have access to to resources including guidance and mentorship from the founders at Web4Realty, free office space for six months, and connections to industry experts.
Applications to Web4Realty’s second Incubator Session will open in June 2016.
Aug 31 2015 - Mississauga Software Company launches one-of-a-kind incubator to help local startups
MISSISSAUGA, ON: Web4Realty, one of the fastest growing software providers for REALTORS® in Canada, has opened up applications for its first in-house incubator to help local startup companies grow their businesses.
“Our aim is to provide young startup software companies specializing in the real estate market, the resources and mentorship to grow, commercialize, and scale their businesses,” said Kosta Panagoulias, 28, one of the co-founders at Web4Realty.
Web4Realty aims to foster relationships with other companies in their industry, an initiative they feel will be positive for all parties, in an ever competitive landscape.
“We’re passionate about helping entrepreneurs in our community, and very excited to work with the brightest young minds in the industry,”, said Panagoulias.
In addition to offering free office space for 6 months, the Web4Realty incubator will also provide companies with:
- Extensive hands-on mentorship from their co-founders and industry experts
- Shared business resources and discounts
- Weekly sessions to help design, challenge, test and validate the business/concept
- Access to seed funding and venture capitalists
Earlier this year, Web4Realty was invited to be part of the first annual Angel Investor Networking Event, hosted by Mississauga’s Mayor Bonnie Crombie, and the Research Innovation Commercialization Centre (RIC). This event was an initiative to get thriving businesses in the community in front of several angel investors and support their growth.
In only four years, Kosta Panagoulias and his co-founder, Raza Khan, have grown Web4Realty into 12 full-time team members, with offices in two countries – all with no funding or access to capital. “Having access to industry experts with real experience is the most valuable and influential asset, which we now know is priceless. It’s something we want to pass on,” said Panagoulias.
Applications for the incubator are open until October 31st. You can learn more here.
Apr 15 2015 - Web4Realty to participate in first ever, First Look Investor Event, hosted by the Mayor of Mississauga, Angel One Investment Network, and RIC Centre
MISSISSAUGA, ON: Web4Realty, one of Canada’s fastest growing web marketing providers for real estate professionals, has been invited to participate in the first ever, First Look Investor Event, hosted by the Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie, Angel One Investment Network, and RIC Centre.
I am delighted that thriving new companies including Web4Realty will be participating. Kosta Panagoulias, co-founder of Web4Realty, said “The First Look Angel Investor Event is a tremendous initiative by Mayor Crombie to support growing local businesses. We look forward for the opportunity to network with professional investors and other thriving businesses in the community,”