Trimble Ventures and SketchUp Launch Innovation Challenge

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Overview of the SketchUp 0-60 Challenge

Trimble Ventures, in conjunction with Trimble’s industry-leading design software SketchUp, has launched a worldwide initiative to discover the next big idea in design technology and to transform how architects, designers, and construction professionals work.

The SketchUp 0-60 Challenge aims to empower early-stage startups, entrepreneurs and developers to create transformative AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) technology solutions, leveraging SketchUp to solve common industry pain points in the following categories:

  • Design Analysis
  • Design Collaboration
  • Construction Documentation

Throughout the program, chosen participants will closely collaborate with SketchUp product and engineering experts, business mentors, and members of the Trimble Ventures team as they develop their ideas and showcase the value they can bring to our industry.

What Selected Companies Get:

  • Networking: Gain access to Trimble and SketchUp’s large global partner and customer ecosystem.
  • Support: AEC and technology experts will help you transform your innovative ideas into practical solutions.
  • Commercial opportunities: Showcase your solution to an audience of Trimble executives, customers, partners and venture investment professionals.

At the end of the program, finalists will have the opportunity to demo their innovations on the main stage at 3D Basecamp, where winners will be announced and cash prizes awarded.

Application submissions to this selective program are currently open and will be accepted until May 31, 2024.

Key dates

May – Applications Close
June – Finalists Announced & Program Kick-Off
November – Demo Day at 3D Basecamp & Winners Announced

Entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to accept the challenge to turn your game-changing ideas into reality.

Click here to apply now!

About SketchUp
As part of Trimble, an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works, SketchUp helps users realize their design vision. With over 33 million users, SketchUp is the premier design software among creative professionals across architecture, interior design, construction, and more. Creativity, flexibility, and connected workflows are at the core of SketchUp, making it easy to define, refine, and build out those award-winning designs.

The future is yours to build. To learn more about SketchUp and its offerings, please visit

About Trimble Ventures
Launched in 2021, Trimble Ventures is a corporate venture capital fund focused on investing in early and growth-stage companies that align with Trimble’s mission of transforming work in the agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation industries. The fund deploys strategic capital to accelerate the growth of innovative companies and partners that complement Trimble’s products, technology platforms and support its customer’s work. Trimble Ventures targets investing in companies with technologies and solutions related to hardware and software applications; artificial intelligence; augmented, virtual and mixed reality; autonomy and robotics; blockchain; the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics; and sustainability. To learn more about Trimble Ventures, please visit