About the Programme

HouseMark Evolve is the startup accelerator from HouseMark and L Marks. It allows early stage businesses to engage with the social housing sector in order grow their business and open doors to new clients and investment. Our 12 week programme offers startups access to senior leaders in HouseMark and leading social housing providers with hundreds of thousands of owned and managed homes between them, as well as plans to build thousands more in the coming years.

HouseMark is the leading provider of social housing data and insight to the social housing sector. More than 950 housing organisations are HouseMark members, a number of whom are directly involved in the programme as Pioneers – offering access to mentoring, product validation, piloting and business leaders.

Innovation specialists L Marks are on board to ensure that we build a fantastic programme for startups who are looking for senior mentorship, product validation and potential investment.

If you would like a unique opportunity to collaborate with the social housing sector on an unprecedented scale get in touch.

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The Cohort

We have six participating startups in this Cohort, in the categories of Use of Data, Digital Channels, Repairs and Maintenance and Wildcard

  • Coheat

    Coheat is an energy technology company. They help deliver smart heat networks for retrofit and new building housing, which are simpler, more reliable, more efficient, and more affordable than installing individual boilers in every home.

  • Illumr

    Illumr helps organisations leverage big data, by revealing patterns and insights hidden in data that other methodologies have missed. It enables data and rules visualisation in a self-organising 3D space and it bridges the gap between data scientists and decision-makers.

  • Plentific is an innovative home services marketplace, which is free for homebuyers and homeowners. It deals with the difficulties of finding home services professionals with the right qualifications and project history.

  • Rapid Information Systems

    Rapid offers a lean and agile approach to software development, where apps can be created without code. It is an open source, drag and drop builder for web applications, offline mobile applications, forms, and web-service APIs.

  • Skenario Labs

    Skenarios digitalise the real estate business and replaces spreadsheets with one beautiful web service. Their service automatically combines relevant data sources to provide unique building insights. Because of their analytics they can provide performance indicators without asking any data.

  • Standard Access

    Standard Access provides secure, reliable and hassle free system for commercial real estate management. Landlords can issue keys to tenants and users via the cloud, removing the need for physical keys.

Who We Are

  • About HouseMark
  • About Pioneers
  • About L Marks

Dedicated to improving housing standards. HouseMark is the leading provider of social housing data and insight.

More than 950 housing organisations are HouseMark members and we are jointly owned by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the National Housing Federation – two not-for-profit organisations that reinvest their surpluses into the sector.

Our ambition is to drive improvement in social housing by providing the data and insight our members need to respond to change.


Our pioneer housing providers represent some of the most innovative and forward thinking organisations in the sector. Together they provide hundreds of thousands of homes across the country.

L Marks is a corporate innovation specialist and technology investment fund. L Marks builds bridges between large corporates seeking to innovate more quickly with young companies with disruptive technologies, products and services. Founded by serial entrepreneur Stuart Marks, the company has worked with some of the UK’s biggest brands to create start-up partnership programmes that encourage innovation.


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