2022 Venture East Conference

When

11.14.2022 at 8:00AM - 11.16.2022 at 12:00PM

Where

InterContinental 100 Chopin Plaza Miami, FL 33131

BuiltWorlds Venture Conference series has been the world’s premier conference focused on venture investing in construction and built environment-related emerging technology. Buildings and Infrastructure 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.

 

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Eveart Foster

Director of Technology Adoption, BuiltWorlds

Omar Ghazzaoui

Co-founder & CEO, VOS Systems

Jay Snyder

President, Big Blue Innovations

Daniel Laboe

Director of Venture Investments, BuiltWorlds

Cliff Fetner

Founder & CEO, Soil Connect

Travis Connors

Co-Founder and General Partner, Building Ventures

Momei Qu

Managing Director, PSP Growth

Ben Price

Investment Director, Orbia

Wouter Devriendt

CEO, AICON

Javier Castaneda

Director, Engineering and Horizontal Construction Technology, BuiltWorlds

Daniel Fetner

General Partner, Alpaca VC

Matthew Hudelson

Founder/CEO, Inertia

Tyler Sewall

Director of Technology Adoption, BuiltWorlds

Chloe Smith

CEO and Co-Founder, Mercator AI

Chris Anderson

Founder & CEO, Vantem Global

Christopher Bone

CEO, Modulous

Paul Cardis

Co-Founder and CEO, On3

KP Reddy

Managing Partner, Shadow Ventures

René Morkos

Founder, CEO, ALICE Technologies

Tigre Wenrich

CEO, LAB Miami Ventures

Adam Bridgman

General Partner, Ironspring Ventures

Hao Li

CEO, Multipliciti

Matthew Shackelford

Senior Associate, Touchdown Ventures

Guy Benromano

CEO, LightYX

Amit Haller

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Veev

Jason Blumberg

Managing Director, Energy Foundry

Henri Lee

CEO & Founder, Xpanner

Andreas Kern

Growth Investor, Thoma Bravo

Gabriela Rodas

Project Manager, Progreso X

Kaustubh Pandya

Partner, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Stephen Forte

CEO, The BuildClub

Heather Towsley

President, FireGuardia

Bernardo Gamboa

Partner, Global Project Strategy

Jeff Ouyang

Director of Innovation, UFP Industries

Adam Jaffe

Senior Engineer, Arup

Joseph Angotti

Principal, Grouse Ridge Capital

Ross Bosn

Corporate Strategy Leader, Owens Corning

Erich Wasserman

Founder & President, Rigor

2022 Agenda

We are pleased to share our official agenda for our 2022 Venture East Conference. All times are in eastern daylight time. 

Day 1 Schedule

8:00AM-9:00AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00AM-9:10AM

Welcome Address

9:10AM-9:45AM

Keynote Address

There is a generational shift occurring in arguably the oldest & longest-standing paper-trailing sector of our economy: construction. Daniel Fetner, General Partner at Alpaca Ventures, has seen this changing of the guard firsthand. Daniel's dad Cliff was a 3rd generation AEC leader, who ended up launching a B2B e-commerce platform for dirt (the goal of being Amazon for dirt) with a little help from his son, called Soil Connect, embracing the digital advantages that our global economy now relies on. Fetner's inherited passion for advancing the built world is unmistakable and supported by his experience-backed knowledge of this nuanced market, his convictions are ones that you won't want to miss.

9:45AM-10:30AM

The Rise of Strategic Funds

This CVC-focused panel will take a deeper dive into a few recently launched strategic investment arms in the building tech space -- corporate motivations & strategies: a hedge against the future, outsourced R&D, competition scouting, future M&A targeting, stages of investments, etc.; Investing themes: areas of focus and why; lessons learned: for companies that are "Venture Curious", do's & don'ts of launching a CVC.

10:30AM-10:45AM

Networking Break

10:45AM-11:20AM

Need for Speed

How has the a typical project delivery lifecycle been affected by the utilization of real time data and solutions previously unavailable to the built world? The availability of current and historical project data across multiple platforms during the planning and execution stages of project delivery is disrupting the speed and efficiency of builders. This panel will highlight cutting edge solutions that are leading this transformation.

11:20AM-12:00PM

The State of the Built World in Latin America

As investments in construction technology continue to accelerate, the quantity of technology solutions available to builders continues to grow. In this panel, innovation specific to the LATAM region will be considered as we dive into the market and needs of the builders specific to this area.

12:00PM-1:00PM

Lunch

1:00PM-1:10PM

BuiltWorlds Venture Presentation

Dan Laboe, Director of Venture Investments at BuiltWorlds, will present research data developed by BuiltWorlds shedding light on market trends, key sectors, and what the future may hold.

1:10PM-2:00PM

Near Term Supply-Issues Inciting Long-term Digitization

As global factors continue to put pressure on the supply chain, industries like construction are increasingly looking to technology solutions to mitigate key project risks. In this session, we will hear from a diverse group of technology solutions disrupting the way we manage procurement in the AEC space.

2:00PM-2:35PM

Infrastructure Investments

Washington's $550B addition to the now $1.2T infrastructure package ($550 from IIJA) is providing well positioned infrastructure players with a secular tailwind as we enter a period of economic unpredictability. This panel will discuss how infrastructure technology is being leveraged to propel industry leaders into Industry 4.0

2:35PM-2:50PM

Networking Break

2:50PM-3:30PM

Learn from Formworks

This panel will showcase both mentors and startups who participated in the Formwork Labs Accelerator program.

3:30PM-5:00PM

Demo Day Competition

A series of construction tech startups will demo their companies and products to a table of judges.

5:00PM-7:00PM

Reception

Day 2 Schedule

8:00AM-9:00AM

Breakfast & Networking

9:00AM-9:40AM

Disrupting Construction Through Technology

Day 2 will be kicked off by a diverse group of investment professionals in the building-tech ecosystem, who together will provide a full-coverage look at this still nascent venture space

9:40AM-10:15AM

New Materials for the Future

Building Materials account for 10% of the global CO2 emissions, but pressures from throttled supply-chains and regulatory bodies have forced the AEC space to look for alternatives. This panel will dig into how leaders in the space are viewing innovation in materials, and how new expectations have accelerated the need for newer, better materials.

10:15AM-10:30AM

Networking Break

10:30AM-11:10AM

When Sustainability & Profitability Collide

As the world looks to become more sustainable in the face of a changing climate, the built environment must join in the contribution. This panel will discuss what it is like starting a company with a sustainability focus, investing in the circular economy, and understanding how to navigate the challenges, regulations, and benefits all while attaining profitability and returns.

11:10AM-12:00PM

What it Takes to be a Built World Unicorn

No matter what industry you look at, growing a company into a unicorn is an achievement all entrepreneurs and investors seek to attain. In this final panel of the conference, investors in the AEC space will discuss their experiences with incubating startups that achieved this lofty status.

12:00PM-1:00PM

Lunch

1:00PM-2:30PM

Building Tech Forum Kickoff

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