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BuiltWorlds 2021 Venture East Conference


11.11.2021 - 11.12.2021


W Miami Beach 2201 Collins Ave Miami Beach, 33139

11/11 2021 9am CT. Since 2017, BuiltWorlds Venture Conference has been the world’s premier conference focused on venture investing in construction-related emerging technology. Construction tech including planning and design, pre-construction services, construction, modularization, building products and materials, advanced tools, equipment, and robotics, logistics and supply chain, and building and infrastructure operations and management are among the topics we cover. Leading fund investors, strategic investors, and startups gather each year to take the pulse of the industry’s startup ecosystem at the BuiltWorlds Venture Conference.

2021 Speakers

Bernardo Gamboa

Partner, BuildTech Ventures

Darren Bechtel

Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Ben Price

NOVA External Ventures, Saint-Gobain

Eveart Foster

Director of Technology Adoption, BuiltWorlds

Parker Mundt

Vice President of Platform, Suffolk Technologies

Patrick Murphy

CEO, Togal

Jack Forde

Vice President, BuiltWorlds

Badri Hiriyur

Founder and CEO, T2D2

Antonio Luck

Managing Partner, Matterscale

Albert Bou Fadel

CEO, SmartBarrel

Jairo Fernandez

CEO, Binnops

Aaron Priest

Co-Founder and CEO, Vertical

René Morkos

Founder, CEO, ALICE Technologies

Mallorie Brodie

CEO, Bridgit

Johnny Maghzal

Head of Product Development, Togal

Dina Routhier

President, Stanley Black and Decker

Joseph Angotti

Principal, Grouse Ridge Capital

Johannes Paefgen

Director, Boston Technology Office, Hilti

Jay Snyder

President, Big Blue Innovations

Kristopher Lengieza

VP, Global Technology Evangelist, Procore

Murali Joshi

Investor, Iconiq Capital

Matt Ohlman

Chief Technology Officer, Shadow Ventures

Neftaly Ramirez

CEO, Hometuls

Fernando Olloqui

Co-Founder & CEO, Licify

Martin Schrimpff

Founder and CEO, Kocomo

Mauricio Weiss

Investment Manager, Cemex Ventures

Antonia Elisa Soler Blasco

Director of Hilti Technology Office, Hilti

Guillaume Bazouin

Partner EMEA, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Cutler Knupp

Director - Strategy and Technology Investment, Haskell

Ciro Acedo

Head of Open Innovation Ecosystem, Ferrovial

Taco Engelaar

Chief Commercial Officer, AI Clearing

Josh Levy

CEO & Co-Founder, Document Crunch

Riggs Kubiak

Entrepreneur In Residence, Procore

Richard Wood

Partner, Construct AI

Zain Mahmood

Founder and COO, Casata

Lionel Foster

Senior Associate, Camber Creek

Nils Klose

Chief Revenue Officer, Schuttflix

Gabriel Canadas

Business Development Manager, RatedPower

Stefan Klanner

CEO, wastebox.biz

Alastair Blenkin

Founder and CEO, ProcurePro

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Day 1 Schedule

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcoming Address

Day 1 of the Venture East Conference opens up with a rundown of the sessions key focuses we will be discussing throughout the conference agenda.

Presented by:
Matt Gray, Founder & Chairman, Builtworlds

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Redefining the Built World – Unlocking Innovation and Investment

While the construction industry has typically been slower to innovate than most other industries, leading contractors and technology startups see opportunities for innovation during this era of inefficiency and disruption. The most forward-thinking organizations are partnering and investing in tech startups that are developing state-of-the-art technology solutions to transform the built world and redefine what it means to be a builder. Join Suffolk Technologies operating director Parker Mundt as he discusses his organization’s innovation ecosystem, “Boost” accelerator program successes, and the role specific technologies (such as robotics, data and AI) are going to play in the industry’s future.

Presented by:
Parker Mundt, Operating Director, Suffolk Construction

9:50 AM – 11:15 AM

Venture East Startup Challenge

Badri Hiriyur, Founder and CEO, T2D2
Albert Bou Fadel, CEO, SmartBarrel
Jairo Fernandez, CEO, Binnops
Johnny Maghzal, Head of Product Development, Togal
Neftaly Ramirez, CEO, Hometuls
Fernando Olloqui, Co-Founder & CEO, Licify

Dina Routhier, President, Stanley Black and Decker
Joseph Angotti, Principal, Grouse Ridge Capital
Johannes Paefgen, Director, Boston Technology Office, Hilti
Jay Snyder, President, Big Blue Innovations

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The LATAM AEC Venture Landscape

Latam is closing gaps in many industries with the help of technology and many entrepreneurs disrupting in the region. Startups are changing the venture landscape in Latam. AEC, real estate, and Infrastructure are part of this rapid change.

Moderated by:
Bernardo Gamboa, Partner, Global Project Strategy

Antonio Luck, Managing Partner, MatterScale Ventures
Neftaly Pallares, Founder, Hometuls
Jairo Fernandez, Founder, Binnops
Martin Schrimpff, Founder and CEO, Kocomo

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Analyst Luncheon

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

CEMEX Ventures Pitchday, Construction Startup Competition 2021

The biggest construction startup challenge will conclude with the final pitchday event, where the 10 selected winners will have the chance to present their solutions and companies to a selected jury and the audience. This jury team will be composed of the representatives of the 7 corporations that promoted one of the largest challenges in the Contech ecosystem: CEMEX Ventures, Ferrovial, Hilti, Leonard Vinci, NOVA Saint Gobain, Dysruptek Haskell and GS Futures.

Taco Engelaar, CCO, AI Clearing
Jeremy Hammond, Co-CEO, hyperTunnel
Greg Lawton, Co-Founder, Nodes & Links
Kieran MacKenzie, Founder, Presien
Alastair Blenkin, Founder & CEO, ProcurePro
Gabriel Canadas, Business Developer, RatedPower
Nils Klose, Managing Director, Schüttflix
Wenke Wensing, Communication Manager, Schüttflix
Emiliano Pinto, CEO & Founder, Obralink
Stefan Klanner, Managing Director, Wastebox
Josh Levy, CEO & Co-Founder, Document Crunch

Mauricio Weiss, Investment Manager, CEMEX Ventures
Ciro Acedo, Head of Open Innovation Ecosytem, Ferrovial
Antonia Soler, Director of Hilti Technology Office, Hilti
Guillaume Bazouin, Head of Startup and Intrapreneurship Programs, Leonard Vinci
Benjamin Price, Corporate Venture Capital, NOVA Saint Gobain
Cutler Knup, Director, Dysruptek Haskell
TBC, GS Futures

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Investing in ESG

Moderated by:
Ben Price, NOVA External Ventures Manager, Saint Gobain

Matt Ohlman, Chief Technology Officer, Shadow Ventures
Zain Mahmood, COO and Co-Founder, Casata
Lionel Foster, Senior Associate, Camber Creek

Winners of Venture East Startup Challenge & CEMEX Ventures Pitchday, Construction Startup Competition 2021 Announced

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Closing Remarks

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Networking Reception

Day 2 Schedule

8:00 – 9:00

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Welcoming Address

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

The State of Venture in the AEC Industry

Presented by:
Darren Bechtel, Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures

9:50 AM- 10:20 AM

GC turned VC

This panel will examine how the construction/ design/ real estate market is generally lagging behind most industries for tech adoption. Some of the best construction/ design tech ideas are coming from within - not from outside tech shops in Silicon Valley. We will explore how and why construction/ design firms are investing in industry related tech and discuss the future of construction/ design technology and where we will be 5- 10 years hence.

Presented by:
Patrick Murphy, CEO, Togal.AI (Coastal Construction)
Richard Wood, Partner, Construct AI

10:20 AM – 10:35 AM

Networking Break

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Fireside Chat: Growth Stage Startups

Exploring the landscape of navigating the MVP roadmap and scaling a startup in the construction technology space. From Pitch to Pilot: understanding the life cycle of emerging technology implementation and expansion. How funding has been secured, when to say no to funding, what happens after receiving funding. What determines the direction of the product roadmap...

Eveart Foster, Director of Technology Adoption, Builtworlds

Mallorie Brodie, CEO, Bridgit
Aaron Priest, CEO & Co-Founder, Vertical Made
Rene Morkos, CEO and Founder, Alice Technologies

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

The Lifecycle of a Startup: From Series A to IPO

Ever wonder what the journey of a startup from Series A to IPO and beyond looks like in Construction Technology? Well join us as we discuss the Procore Journey from early days to IPO and beyond. Hear from key stakeholders who provide different perspectives including our investors, acquisitions, and partnerships team members on how Procore has evolved and gone from early stage startup to Publicly Traded company and is now investing back into the construction technology ecosystem. No matter what stage or your role at your company there will be something here for everyone.

Moderated by:
Kris Lengieza, Global Partnerships & Alliances, Procore

Riggs Kubiak, Entrepreneur In Residence, Procore (Former Honest Buildings CEO - acquired by Procore)
Murali Joshi, Investor, ICONIQ Capital

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Closing Remarks

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