CEMEX Ventures, Partners Open Construction Startup Competition

CEMEX Ventures, the corporate venture capital and innovation unit of CEMEX, invites participants in the sixth edition of the Construction Startup Competition. 

The global challenge is open to businesses in their early stages up to their commercialization phase, who have developed innovative solutions that help solve the industry´s main challenges and wish to knock on the doors of potential business partners. All participants will be able to apply under four categories: Green Construction, Enhanced Productivity, Construction´s Supply Chain, and Construction Future is Now.

The 2022 edition reunites CEMEX Ventures and previous partners Dysruptek by Haskell, Ferrovial, GS Futures, Hilti, Vinci Group’s Leonard, and Nova by Saint-Gobain. Joining them this year are Black & Veatch, a global engineering, construction, and consulting firm; Procore Technologies, leading cloud-based construction software provider; and, Zacua Ventures, a construction sector-focused fund. 

“Participants can expect to engage with any of the host companies even before the competition comes to an end, going as far as receiving investment or setting up agreements in the months following their application,” said CEMEX Ventures Head Gonzalo Galindo. “This competition has served as a shortcut for many startups to connect with top industry investors and begin their successful collaborations, and this year’s lineup guarantees it will be no exception.”

CEMEX Ventures and its partners will evaluate applications before choosing the finalists in a November Pitchday event. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions for competition jurors, as well as leading companies and investors from the construction and technology industry.

The application phase of the competition will remain open until Sept. 4. Companies can apply here.

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