Cemex Ventures announced the launch of its Construction Startup Competition 2019 to identify startups with the ambition to lead the transformation of the construction industry. Under the slogan “Apply. Grow. Make Your Mark.,” Cemex’s open innovation and corporate venture capital unit presents its third call, open from February 19 through April 21, 2019, to participants from around the world.
The competition challenges entrepreneurs and startups to set their mark in the construction ecosystem, to grow, and to position their solution in the industry. Winners will be evaluated for their relationship with the six areas of opportunity set by Cemex Ventures: intelligent buildings and cities; optimization of supply chain management; construction with innovative materials and construction methods; and optimization of the productivity, efficiency, and quality of the daily management of work on site, among others.
Those interested in participating can apply through Cemex Ventures’ website, www.cemexventures.com. The winning startups will be invited to Monterrey, Mexico, to present their projects to an audience made up of world leaders in innovation, investment and construction on July 18. In addition to the introduction to new investors and companies focused on innovation, Cemex Ventures will work with the startups that best fit its needs.
“We have a large offering for startups that enter our portfolio, through which we commit to build together a tailor-made path to achieve the best results,” said Gonzalo Galindo, CEO of Cemex Ventures. “Beyond pure investment, we offer smart money to understand the needs of the entrepreneur and take advantage of our resources to enable them to lead the construction revolution.”