Leading industry legends challenge startups to build the future of construction

- April 26, 2023

Innovation is crucial in any industry, and the construction space is no exception.

Although the construction sector has traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies and processes, the industry is expected to grow from $13,570.90 billion in 2021 to $22,873.96 billion in 2026 at a rate of 9.8%. 

As the industry becomes more complex and competitive, there is a growing need for innovative solutions.

Startups are uniquely positioned to bring fresh ideas and disruptive technologies to the construction industry, opening the door to spaces and platforms that showcase new ideas and support founders need to bring their solutions to market. 

With this in mind, Madrid-based Cemex Ventures, the corporate venture capital and open innovation unit of Cemex, Black & Veatch, Dysruptek by Haskell, Ferrovial, Hilti, VINCI Group’s Leonard, NOVA by Saint-Gobain, Trimble, and Zacua Ventures join forces to host the 7th edition of the construction sector’s biggest competition: The Construction Startup Competition 2023

Build to compete

The international, all-inclusive Competition is an instrument to foster collaboration and advance the most promising startup technologies and business models in the construction sector. 

The partners of this event are searching for solutions to make construction more sustainable, productive, agile, and innovative.

The most promising startup in sustainability, enhanced productivity, supply chains, and new construction methods and technologies within the sector will be able to enter to the Competition’s network of more than 3000 startups. 

In addition to this, benefits include networking, capital, piloting, and the opportunity to pitch to top industry investors. 

“The Construction Startup Competition is a mechanism for startups to bring their solutions to a global stage and benefit from the relationships formed with the corporate partners and other outstanding startups,” said Gonzalo Galindo, Head of Cemex Ventures.

Following the closing of the application phase on July 2, 2023, the Competition’s hosting partners will deliberate and decide on the winners who will be invited to the final stage of the Competition, Pitch Day, scheduled for November 2023. 

The selected entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to showcase their solutions to the Competition’s jurors, leading companies, and investors from the construction and technology industry at Trimble’s Dimensions User Conference

With investment stable despite the current macroeconomic forces, the time to act is now.

The Construction Startup Competition 2023 challenges startups in the sector to “Join the Builders of the Future Now” by applying at

The startups interested can apply until the 2nd of July 2023.