Pitchfest Finalists Announced

The Housing Innovation Summit has always been a forum for startups and industry to connect, share ideas, and explore business opportunities. Up-and-comers have secured strategic advisors + advocates, demonstration partners, and multimillion-dollar investors and have even been acquired after meeting through the Alliance.

We’re proud of the matches we’ve made so far and will get more attendees involved in the action at this year’s event through Pitchfest – a competition where we’ll explore opportunities for innovation across three categories.

On Day 2 (April 26, 2023) of the Housing Innovation Summit, attendees will have the ability to change their scenery and their mindset by choosing their program: Innovation in Action Tours or Pitchfest.

Drumroll please. The Pitchfest finalists are… 

Follow the companies on LinkedIn via the links below.

AMATEC - molded, high-density gypsum construction   
Aris Hydronics – next-gen modular heat pump w/ energy management 
Arx City – AI-driven real estate analytics + underwriting 
FwdSlash - connecting services + shelter for the housing insecure 
JobsToBuild - comprehensive talent development + placement platform 
LumenCache - DC-driven electrical platform for smart connections 
Modulous - outsourced, asset-light off-site construction   
On3 – knowledge transfer + AI-based e-learning  
Soil Connect - marketplace for soil sourcing, tracking + compliance 
StructureBot - BIM-driven robotic construction for attainable housing 
TraceAir Technologies - 3D site work platform w/ survey-level topographic scans 
Up&Up - equity + wealth building app for renters 
Urban Machine - robotics for wood reclamation + reuse 

More than a dozen investors + industry experts selected these top contenders from a competitive group of applications. A big thank you to our judges including leaders from BUILDZ, DR Horton, ECI Software Solutions, GeekEstate, Google, Idea Fund Partners, Ivory Innovations, Man Group, Mighty Buildings, Owens Corning, Saint-Gobain, StartX, Task Rabbit, and Whelan Advisory Capital Markets. They’ve screened each idea in terms of its uniqueness, its potential to impact the industry, scalability + feasibility, and their impressions of the team behind it. Follow along on LinkedIn to hear tips from our judges and get behind the scenes access to various topics we’ll be covering at the Summit.

On April 26, the selected finalists will present their ideas and winners will be announced live, following a Keynote on Investing in Innovation from KP Reddy, Founder and CEO of Shadow Ventures. To learn more about our Summit programming view the agenda below.

We look forward to hearing more about their solutions in Denver! Hope to see you there.

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