At Demo Day, the seven BOOST startups had the opportunity to showcase their companies, products, and built world solutions to investors, fellow construction technology founders, customers, and technology enthusiasts. The event, hosted by Suffolk Technologies at its Roxbury, Massachusetts headquarters, is designed to inspire founders, increase brand exposure, facilitate industry connections, and unlock new resources for the startups as they complete the BOOST program.
“Suffolk Technologies is tremendously excited by the caliber, drive, creativity, and technical excellence exhibited by this year’s BOOST cohort,” said Parker Mundt, Vice President of Platform, Suffolk Technologies. “This year’s Demo Day was a successful demonstration of each startup’s ability to solve industry challenges, rethink the construction process, and propel the built environment forward."
Over the last six weeks of BOOST programming, the seven startups attended growth workshops, developed partnerships with Suffolk Construction Solution Directors and operational personnel who helped participants fine-tune their products for the jobsite, and discussed industry innovation trends with Suffolk Technologies portfolio company founders.
This year’s BOOST program drew one of the most highly competitive applicant fields to date; the program received 185 applications from 32 countries. Applications for this year’s BOOST program focused on sustainability, design, planning, robotics, advanced data analytics, and smart building, among others, and the following seven finalists were chosen from the group of applicants to participate in the program.
BuildClub: The late delivery of construction materials to a jobsite can negatively impact project schedules and costs. BuildClub provides contractors a solution allowing them to order sought-after building materials on demand for delivery in as little as one hour.
CalcTree: Critical and complex engineering calculations have historically been derived from offline, fragmented calculation tools. CalcTree brings together engineering teams, designs, and calculations onto one cloud-based management platform, where calculations can be shared and translated.
Carbon Title: The real estate industry is responsible for 38 percent of carbon emissions. Carbon Title provides an end-to-end software platform designed to empower the real estate industry to calculate carbon impact and reach carbon neutrality goals.
Constrafor: Cashflow for trade partners is a major cause of default in construction, and on average trade partners wait 83 days to be paid for work completed. Constrafor is setting new standards of productivity and cost-efficiency regarding how general contractors and subcontractors procure and cashflow their projects.
PLOT: Jobsite coordination can be chaotic, with many trade partners at work, an ever-changing jobsite, and unstructured communication. PLOT's Delivery Calendar, Logistics Map, and Structured Messenger ensure constant alignment within project teams.
Qualis Flow (Qflow): Tracking materials on a jobsite with paper tickets can lead to incorrect or missing information. Qflow is a digital platform enabling construction teams to collect and make decisions based on real-time materials and waste data at the source.
TrustLayer: Tracking insurance certificates is critical to mitigate jobsite risk. TrustLayer offers a collaborative risk management platform helping to reduce friction between stakeholders by automating the verification of insurance, licenses, and compliance documents that contractors receive from their business partners.