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Venture Conference

When

5.23.2018 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Where

DLA Piper 444 W Lake St #900 Chicago, IL 60606

The Event Covering The New Age of Venture Capital in the Built World.


According to CB Insights research, 2016 and 2017 brought the highest number of “built tech” startup investments by VC funds (a 169% increase since 2012) in history. It appears we’ve entered a new age of investment interest in the space.

The Venture Conference is a full-day premium event that brings together the built world’s leading investors and hottest startups for a deep dive into the trends and themes shaping the new era of Venture in our industry.

25 venture experts. 3+ hours of built-in networking. Exclusive Deal Rooms. One small-group BW Insights Workshop. And more.

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Venture Experts (Aka Our Speakers)

Brandon Dobell

Investment Banking, William Blair

Darren Bechtel

Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures

David Hindley

Senior Director Corporate Development, Autodesk

David Bowcott

Global Director - Growth, Innovation and Insight, Global Construction & Infrastructure, Aon

Gonzalo Galindo

Head of CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX Ventures

Jake Fingert

Partner, Camber Creek

Jacob Olsen

Principal, Linq / DEWALT

Jesse Devitte

Co-Founder & General Partner, Building Ventures

Kevin Lemke

Vice President of Innovation and Commercial Strategy, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Roelof Opperman

Principal, Fifth Wall

Tim Sznewajs

Managing Director, D.A. Davidson

William Akridge

Managing Director, Venture Group, Kiddar Capital

Cleve Adams

CEO, Site 1001

Zach Scheel

CEO and Co-founder, Rhumbix

Isaac Barlow

CEO, busybusy

Dan Burton

CEO & Founder, DroneBase

Dwight Stewart

Founder & CTO, Igor, Inc.

Matt Knight

Managing Director, Shadow Ventures

Prabhu Ramachandran

Founder & CEO, Facilio

Jason Blumberg

CEO & Managing Director, Energy Foundry

Kevin Cheng

Vice President, Sumeru Equity Partners

Lauren Lake

Co-Founder, Bridgit

Brian Lowry

Investment Manager, Cat Ventures

Michael Bechtold

Executive Vice President & Treasurer, TyBot, LLC

Sergey Sundukovskiy

Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer, Raken Inc.

Attendee Demographics

BuiltWorlds Conferences typically see 100-150 senior leaders and decision makers from the built industry. For Venture, we’re targeting:

Startup CEOs:
They’ve got an amazing new technology that will revolutionize the built industry. They have vision, energy, grit, and a great business plan. They’re only missing one thing – cash.

Executives of Venture Firms:
They are taking the pulse of the industry, scanning the room for the next technology that will make it BIG. They know how to get a business off the ground and bring in major cash.

Leaders of Corporate Innovation Programs and Investment Groups:
They see that technology is constantly changing. At any second, a new trend could disrupt their business. They need to stay ahead of the curve and make sure they are in control of industry changes. They know that the best way to dominate the industry is to invest in cutting-edge tech.

 

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Conference Schedule

Day 1 Schedule

8:00 am – 8:40 am

Breakfast & Networking - Opening Remarks

Matt Gray, Co-Founder, BuiltWorlds

8:40 am – 9:10 am

BuiltWorlds Madness Winners

Prabhu Ramachandran, Founder & CEO, Facilio - Zach Scheel, CEO and Co-founder, Rhumbix

9:15 am – 9:45 am

The Industry Players

Mike Bechtold, Executive Vice President & Treasurer, TyBot, LLC - Kevin Lemke, Vice President of Innovation and Commercial Strategy, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. - Jake Fingert, Partner, Camber Creek - William Akridge, Managing Director, Venture Group, Kiddar Capital - Moderator: Tim Sznewajs, Managing Director, D.A. Davidson

9:50 am – 10:15 am

Urban Tech/ Smart Cities/ Planning and Design

Jesse Devitte, Managing Partner, Borealis Ventures

10:20 am -10:45 am

Construction

Darren Bechtel, Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures

10:50 am – 11:20 am

Operations and Maintenance

Cleve Adams, CEO, Site 1001 - Kevin Cheng, Vice President, Sumeru Equity Partners - Dwight Stewart, Founder & CTO, Igor, Inc. - Moderator: Jason Blumberg, CEO & Managing Director, Energy Foundry

11:25 am – 11:50 am

Case Study

Issac Barlow, CEO, busybusy - Brian Lowry, Investment Manager, Cat Ventures

11:55 am – 12:20 pm

CRE Tech

Roeloff Opperman, Principal, Fifth Wall

12:20 pm – 1:10 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Incubators and Early Stages

Jacob Olsen, Principal, Linq / DEWALT - Matt Knight, Managing Director, Shadow Ventures - David Hindley, Senior Director Corporate Development, Autodesk - Moderator: David Bowcott, Global Director - Growth, Innovation and Insight, Global Construction & Infrastructure, Aon

1:50 pm – 2:20 pm

Growth Stage and Unicorns

Dan Burton, CEO & Founder, DroneBase - Lauren Lake, Co-Founder, Bridgit - Sergey Sundukovskiy, Ph. D. – Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer, Raken - Moderator: Suzanne El-Moursi, Uplift

2:25 pm – 2:55 pm

Break & Networking

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

International Venture

Gonzalo Galindo, Head of CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX Ventures

3:35 pm – 4:05 pm

Exits

Brandon Dobell, Investment Banking, William Blair

4:10 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking

Venture Exclusive: Investor Deal Rooms

Are you an investor looking to meet the next big startup? A startup looking to go through a raise? We’ve reserved private deal rooms for investors to host meetings with cutting-edge companies in built world tech.

Leading players like Cat Ventures, Sumeru Equity Partners, Borealis Ventures, and Bonaventure Partners will be among the investors with deal rooms.

Startups interested in meeting with investors should submit decks and apply by reaching out to Cooper.smart@builtworlds.com. Investors can request information about booking last remaining deal room slots.

DLA Piper 444 W Lake St #900 Chicago IL 60606

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FAQs

What’s included in the ticket price?
– Access to all speaker sessions at the conference
– Continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day refreshments
– Access to Speed Networking and post-conference Speaker Meet and Greet
– Access to available white papers, speaker presentations (per speaker consent) and event attendee portal.

Can I buy a ticket to just the networking sessions?
Networking session tickets are not available. If you want to connect with industry executives, thought leaders, and other major decision makers, plan to come the full day!

Are meals provided?
Yes! We provide you with breakfast and lunch, as well as refreshments, which are available all day. Please note that the conference ends at 5pm and that dinner is not included.

What is the refund policy?
Due to the limited ticket availability, there is no refund on ticket purchases.

Which airport should I fly into?
O’Hare and Midway are both great options. Please contact our Events Manager, Kristin Carey, for any logistics questions.

Where can I get more questions answered?
We’re happy to help you – contact kristin.carey@builtworlds.com our Events Manager for all BuiltWorlds related questions.

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