Undivided Workshops is a program developed in conjunction with operators, investors, developers, and managers in the real estate industry to deliver significant value around sustainability goals to their organisations.
Transcending our fundamental mission as a venture firm, investing into businesses that address sustainability challenges in the built environment, our Undivided Workshops platform builds a conduit between innovative startups and industry partners.
The Workshop program not only gives our partners exposure to the latest sustainable solutions in our industry but allows them to support these often early stage companies by providing them a platform for mentorship and growth as we collectively build toward a sustainable future.
1st September 2022
Workshop 1 Cohort
We are really excited to announce the five emerging companies selected out of an incredible number of high quality applicants to join our Undivided Workshops program:
Each one of these companies is helping to solve for a variety of different sustainability challenges in the built environment and through their exposure to our mentors and our workshops we hope to give them a platform to make a greater impact on the industry.
Many thanks to our mentors who come from some forward thinking developers, architects and RE investors and include: Andrew Moore (Schroders), Tor Burrows (Grosvenor), Anthony Liu (Goodman), Meredith Balenske (GLP), Craig Miller (Heatherwick Studio), Chewy Chang (Dexus), Ben Wong (Eureka Nova | New World Group), Alastair Mant, Tess Pula (Macquarie Group) & Stephanie Lo (Shui On Land)
June - October 2022
Workshop 1: Journey to Deep Green
It seems that everyone operating in the built environment and beyond is talking about sustainability and ESG, but what does it actually mean?
This virtual workshop is designed as a way for early-stage companies, operating in the built environment, to understand some of the important technical and commercial considerations when pitching themselves and their companies as sustainable.
We are linking early-stage companies addressing sustainability challenges in a commercial context with industry and sustainable leaders in a one-to-one format.
Five companies will be selected to participate in our workshop with one-to-one and group interactions with our mentors who are leaders from developers, real estate funds, proptech and architects.
We will also be running workshops with our in-house sustainability experts Dr. Tim Forman and Amie Shuttleworth, open to all applicants. The workshops are designed to take the companies through a detailed look at sustainability trends and issues within the built environment. This will include a better understanding of whole life impacts of property assets and how they are measured and tracked, what credible NZC pathways include, emerging frameworks around social value and biodiversity and an appreciation of how the sustainability agenda is evolving.
At the end of the program the selected companies will receive feedback on sustainability and commercial concerns, as well as the chance to be considered for investment or a POC.
Benefits to the companies:
- Receive advice on your business and gain insight into your customers and their pain points
- Hear from experts in the built environment with commercial and sustainability perspectives
- Take part in two workshops with Undivided’s sustainability experts
- Unlock potential for a POC and investment opportunities from Undivided and its affiliates
We are opening applications for this workshop from 1st of June to 14th of August 2022. Successful companies will be contacted on 19th of August 2022 with the program taking place between the 1st of September to the 20th of October 2022.
** Application deadline has been extended to 14th of August, 2022 **
- Meredith Balenske
- Tor Burrows
- Chewy Chang
- Anthony Liu
- Stephanie Lo
- Alastair Mant
- Craig Miller
- Andrew Moore
- Tess Pula
- Ben Wong
This workshop is free to enter and participate, and there is no obligation to accept investment.