DIRK PAELINCK is a serial entrepreneur in innovative real estate concepts and in Property/Construction Technology, the Chairman of the European PropTech Association and
Partner in a new 100 Mio EUR Climate Impact Investment Fund called SimpliCity.
He is the co-founder and Chairman of the European PropTech Association, composed of 24 national PropTech associations in Europe with a total of 3000+ startups/scale-ups as members,
as well as all the largest European real estate corporates. The mission of the European PropTech Association is to standardize the fragmented European Property & Construction Technology market,
to create a legal framework adapated to PropTech/Contech in Europe, to scale up cross border collaboration, to produce unique market insights and to facilitate access to funding.
He organizes, with Prof. Revuelta of Finnova EU, the PropTech StartUp Europe Awards, supported and promoted by the European Commission and the European Parliament.
He created, together with partners, a 100 Million Euro Climate Impact VC Fund with a focus on sustainable cities and investing at the crossroads of the verticals of PropTech/Contech, Mobility Tech and Energy Tech.
He is convinced that Europe is taking the leading role in Impact Investing.
He is also the founder and CEO of the Belgian independent coworking space operator Interoffices and CEO of the international PropTech scale-up Workero, which has received the Seal of Excellence & funding from the European Commission. Dirk is also a Board Member of Imoya Real Estate Developer. He previously was the Area Sales Director of multiple EMEA countries for Regus, and Manager at Mercedes-Benz Belgium-Luxembourg HQ.