The Next Big Thing

One  of  the  highlights  of  IGI  2018 was  the  Industrial  Grade  Accelerator  --  like  ABC’s  Shark  Tank but with a construction technology twist. Four construction tech startups were each given six minutes to pitch their products to a panel of four judges, all venture capitalists.


The winner was StructionSite, which specializes in “reality capture hardware” for construction sites. By linking 360-degree photos of the jobsite to your actual plans, StructionSite allows you to “walk the jobsite” (virtually speaking) from anywhere, using a phone, browser or even VR headset.


StructionSite’s Chief Product Officer Philip Lorenzo is shown here with his winner’s check for $5,000, courtesy of Diamond Sponsor Barton Malow. This year’s top prize will be $20,000, again courtesy of Diamond Sponsor Barton Malow.


2019 Accelerator Rules

Round 1A and 1B

Round 1A and 1B will each last 30 minutes in duration.  Four start-ups will compete in each round, and have five (5) minutes to pitch the audience on why their technology/innovation is unique and will have a positive impact on the construction and maintenance industry. 

The Finale

The top two from rounds 1A and 1B will then move on to the Finale which will have a panel of VC and contractor judges who will ultimately decide this year’s winner.

The Prize

The winner will receive a check for $20,000 generously provided by IGI Diamond Sponsor Barton Malow, and the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc.