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When5.23.2018 7:30AM - 4:00PM
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.
Venture Experts (Aka Our Speakers)
Global Director - Growth, Innovation and Insight, Global Construction & Infrastructure, Aon
BuiltWorlds Conferences typically see 100-150 senior leaders and decision makers from the built industry. For Venture, we’re targeting:
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.
Day 1 Schedule
Breakfast & Networking - Opening Remarks
Matt Gray, Co-Founder, BuiltWorlds
BuiltWorlds Madness Winners
Prabhu Ramachandran, Founder & CEO, Facilio - Zach Scheel, CEO and Co-founder, Rhumbix
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
Urban Tech/ Smart Cities/ Planning and Design
Jesse Devitte, Managing Partner, Borealis Ventures
Darren Bechtel, Founder & Managing Director, Brick & Mortar Ventures
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
Issac Barlow, CEO, busybusy - Brian Lowry, Investment Manager, Cat Ventures
Roeloff Opperman, Principal, Fifth Wall
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
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
Break & Networking
Gonzalo Galindo, Head of CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX Ventures
Brandon Dobell, Investment Banking, William Blair
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.email@example.com. Investors can request information about booking last remaining deal room slots.
This is a members-only event
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org our Events Manager for all BuiltWorlds related questions.