The Schulich School of Business at York University announced recently that Jimmy Chan and Sahil Jaggi, the winners of Schulich’s 2016 Start-Up Day, have launched their winning real estate services start-up, Odyssey3D.
Chan, a fourth-year Schulich undergraduate student, and Jaggi, a Toronto real estate investor and builder, won the 2016 Start-Up Day competition for emerging entrepreneurs in late November, qualifying them for 12 months of business mentorship from Schulich Entrepreneur-in-Residence Chris Carder, co-founder of Kinetic Café.
Since May 2016, Chan and Jaggi have been working on the start-up in the BEST Lab, a technology startup incubator at the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University.
Chan said he conceived the idea of Odyssey3D during his time studying technology entrepreneurship in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel last summer. The Technion field study was made possible through a field study elective course he was taking with York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering.
“I realized how inefficient traditional real estate marketing was last year when I was purchasing my first apartment. Photo galleries, 360-degree panoramas, and fly-through videos lack the perspective and feel that millennial first-time home buyers crave,” said Chan. “At Odyssey3D, we use the most cutting-edge technology to create virtual reality, open house immersive experiences that make you feel like you’re actually there. You can virtually tour properties using any device, including your iPhone, iPad, android, or the web. This new technology has the potential to rapidly disrupt the commercial and residential real estate sector.”
“Our team has interviewed hundreds of agents in RE/MAX Canada, Century 21 Canadian Real Estate, and Homelife Real Estate Canada in order to find the best solution to solve their everyday pains. With an amassing 40,000 real estate agents in the GTA and growing, realtors are craving for a way to stand out,” added Chan.
To experience a demo of the Odyssey3D Showcase, click on this link: http://www.odyssey3d.ca/3d-model/demo-property-real-estate/skinned/.
Schulich Start-Up Day judges were Michael Donahue, vice-president, Toronto Business Development Centre; Daniel Graham, Business Development manager, Futurepreneur; Derek Szeto, co-founder, Wirkin; and Ilan Kogan, a recent Schulich graduate, founder of Atom and Eat and the winner of Schulich’s 2015 Start-Up Day.
Schulich Start-Up Day sponsors were Kinetic Café, the Schulich Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club, TELUS, Aluvion Law, Futurpreneur, TBDC, and Lassonde School of Engineering at York University.
More information about Odyssey3Dis available on the company website at http://www.odyssey3d.ca/.