Venture Conference Day 2


12.3.2020 9:00AM - 4:00PM


Zoom – Register Below

12/3/20 – BuiltWorlds Venture Conference brings together the most credible, sophisticated, and engaged investors in the built industry. Whether you’re an early- to later-stage start-up looking to meet investors interested in advancing our industry or a corporate investor looking to engage with some of the most promising technology solutions, our Venture Conference is the place to be. Enjoy two days of panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and intimate networking opportunities.



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Guillaume Bazouin

Head of Open Innovation and Startups, Leonard by Vinci

Matt Daly

Cofounder and CEO, StructionSite

Kaushal Diwan

National Director of Innovation, DPR Construction

Vivin Hegde

Director, Technology Office, Hilti

Chad Hollingsworth

Principal, On Target Consulting LLC

Josh Kanner

Founder & CEO,

Yogev Katzir

CEO, InfraLab

Ray Levitt

Operating Partner, Blackhorn Ventures

Will Longsworth

Director of Finance, Barton Malow

Bob Mazer

Founder, Smart City Works

Grant McCullagh

Thornton Tomasetti

Meg Paulus

Partner, HOLT Ventures

James Roche

CEO, Helix

Zach Scheel

CEO, Rhumbix

Weston Tanner

Director, Construction Technology & Innovation, Graycor

Felipe Valencia

Partner - CIO, Veronorte


Day 1 Schedule

9:00 – 9:45am

State of Corporate Strategic Investing

Grant McCullagh, Director, Thornton Tomasetti | Guillaume Bazouin, Head of Open Innovation & Startups, Leonard by Vinci | Vivin Hegde, Director Technology Office, Hilti | Will Longsworth, Director of Finance, Barton Malow |

Industry players are increasingly dipping their toes into the world of “Corporate Venture Capital” to gain direct access to new technologies while driving wider innovation adoption. How has the role of the CVC investor shifted in the past year and where is it headed?

10:00 – 10:45am

Keys to Running Successful Pilot Programs

Weston Tanner, Director Construction Technology & Innovation, Graycor | Matt Daly, Co-Founder & CEO, StructionSite |

There is no standard and little to benchmark off of when determining how to run pilot programs. Hear from industry leaders on their experiences and best practices when working through a pilot program.

11:00 – 11:45am

Lessons from Veteran Entrepreneurs

Zach Scheel, CEO, Rhumbix | Jamie Roche, CEO, Helix | Chad Hollingsworth, Principal, On Target Consulting | Josh Kanner, Founder & CEO, |

It pays to have experience when leading early stage technology startups, especially in such a specialized sector as Construction. In this session we’ll gain insights from successful & seasoned entrepreneurs. They’ll share their successes, struggles, and key lessons learned from their time in the sector.

1:00 – 1:45pm

Fireside Chat/Interview: Technologists’ Perspective on the Current ConTech Landscape

Kaushal Diwan, National Director of Innovation, DPR Construction |

Industry interest in technology adoption and implementation has seen a significant uptick in the past decade. Along with that the new role of “Director of Technology/Innovation” has become much more important & relevant. These individuals are constantly faced with the questions of what solution to use, and how to implement it in order to address business challenges. We’ll chat directly with Innovation leaders on the applicability and depth of solutions available to the market today.

2:00 – 2:45pm

Fostering the New Generation of Seed Startups

Yogev Katzir, CEO, Infralab | Bob Mazer, Founder, Smart City Works |

With the increased interest in ConTech and PropTech adoption and investment activity, there continues to be an influx of early stage solutions. Hear from Accelerators & University Entrepreneurship programs on how they aim to foster growth and provide their support to these seed stage startups.

3:00 – 3:45pm

Corporate & Traditional Investment Strategies: Benefits of Partnership & Co-Investment

Felipe Valencia, Partner - CIO, Veronorte | Meg Paulus, Partner, HOLT Ventures | Ray Levitt, Operating Partner, Blackhorn Ventures |

Corporate players and their investment arms are key parties in providing use cases, validating, and expanding market reach to technology startups. Traditional Venture Capital firms are able to act quickly and provide ample capital to early stage tech companies on the verge of breaking through to the next level. These two parties working together in an investment effort can often be a mutually beneficial experience. We’ll explore this and be joined by two companies (A CVC, & VC) who have recently invested alongside one another.

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