Venture East 2024

November 6-7, 2024 | Boston, MA


11.6.2024 at 8:00AM - 11.7.2024 at 5:00PM


Convene at One Boston Place 201 Washington St. Boston, MA 02108

BuiltWorlds Venture Conference series has become the world’s premier symposium for innovators and investors driving the development of emerging technologies across construction and the built ecosystem. Buildings, Infrastructure, and 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 venture fund managers, corporate executives, strategic investors, and founders gather each year to take the pulse of the industry’s startup ecosystem at the BuiltWorlds Venture Conference.


Another staple of the BuiltWorlds Venture East conference is the opportunity to review  BuiltWorlds' Top Investors Lists, identifying the most active investors in the built environment, with a dedicated panel recognizing the top early-stage built-world investors of the past year and also to meet recipients of BuiltWorlds Top Investors Awards, recognizing Built World Investors in six different categories.


Every month, BuiltWorlds features a new crop of startups in front of its Venture Forum. At Venture East and other BuiltWorlds Conferences, we also feature live Pitch Competitions for promising Startups in this space. If you're a Founder looking for critical industry exposure apply below for Pitch Day consideration at Venture East.

Jesse Devitte

Co-Founder & General Partner, Building Ventures

Jeremy Suard

CEO, reAlpha

Saman Farid

CEO, Formic

Brad Ruffkess

CEO, BoxLock

Cameron Harris

Co-Founder, CoFi

Sureet Pabbi

Associate Vice President : M & A, reAlpha

Bryan Kuhn

Co-Founder, Partner

Julian Nash

Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Michael LaCrosse

CEO, Medford Wellington

Evan Haug

CEO, Leaf Automation

Nils Wagner

CEO, REHAU New Ventures

Dealmaker's Alley Investor Participants

Dealmaker’s Alley, which was first conceptualized at the 2023 Venture West Conference, is a unique opportunity for solution providers to schedule one-on-one meetings in a quiet space with some of the leading investors in the sector. 

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Venture East Pre-Event & General Sessions

Day 1 Schedule

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

E&C Forum Meeting

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Venture Forum Meeting

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
65 Allerton St, Roxbury, MA 02119

Suffolk Technologies BOOST Demo Day

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
65 Allerton St, Roxbury, MA 02119

Suffolk Technologies Reception

Day 2 Schedule

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Convene at One Boston Place

Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM

Welcome Address & Investor Awards Announcement

9:10 AM – 9:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

Jesse Devitte, Building Ventures Co-Founder & General Partner

9:45AM – 10:25 AM

Early-Stage Panel: 2024's Big Four Themes of Early-Stage Built World Investing

Startups and investors from the four hottest early-stage built world tech categories discuss the 2024 fundraising environment. The year has experienced a tremendous shift towards technologies used on infrastructure projects (roads, waterways, renewable energy, data centers, etc.), AI/ML, sustainable jobsite tech and fleet management. This panel seeks to explore what it's like to raise capital in these spaces and what the future of the built environment looks like with the progression of these technologies.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Early Stage Demo Day

Five early stage startups will pitch a panel of active investor judges.

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

BuiltWorlds Venture & Investments: State of the Built World Research Presentation

Cameron Mabley

BuiltWorlds Venture & Investments Analyst Cameron Mabley will deliver a research presentation on the state of the built world venture investing markets.

1:45 PM – 2:25 PM

Panel: Alternatives to Venture Capital - Crafting the Optimal Capital Structure

Depending on the business model, venture capital may not be the best form of financing. There are a myriad of ways outside of traditional VC that startups can achieve the capital they need to scale. This panel will discuss the role venture debt, equipment financing, grants and other sources of capital that AEC startups can utilize. This panel will compare/contrast different capital structures and how to craft a capital structure that works best for your company.

2:25 PM – 3:05 PM

Growth Stage Panel: Investor Perspectives on Growth Stage Venture Investing

As many built world startups are hitting their maturation phase, what do successful growth stage startups look like from the eye of the investor? As a startup, how should you prepare your company for the growth stage? How do you effectively use growth equity to get your company to the next stage? This panel will address all of this and more from the perspective of a growth investor.

3:35 PM – 4:15 PM

Later Stage Tech Showcase

This panel will highlight five later-stage built world startups as they share their roadmap of how they've navigated the industry to wind up where they are now.

4:15 PM – 4:55 PM

Later-Stage Panel: Meet the Buyers - How Do Acquirers View Built World Startups?

As a built world startup, how do you prepare yourself for the exit? This panel will weigh different perspectives from the acquisition process for crafting successful exits in the built world. This panel will have representatives from private equity, M&A advisory, enterprise acquirers and small and mid-sized acquirers in the industry.

Convene at One Boston Place 201 Washington St. Boston MA 02108

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