CONSTRUCTION PORTFOLIO OF EVENTS

Accelerate your sales growth
and disrupt the world of construction

Start-up City, powered by Big 5 Global, connects startups with the construction industry, focusing on innovation, sustainability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

It serves as a launchpad for startups to showcase their innovative solutions and strategies to leading construction companies and key stakeholders across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. With over 40 years of traction, it offers a unique opportunity to showcase solutions to industry stakeholders and decision-makers.

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50+

Start-up City
exhibitors

5

Start-up City
sessions

18+

Participating
countries

$1mn+

Average sales
expected*

$0.5mn

Average investment
expected*

*Numbers based on Big 5 Global 2023 survey.

Stay ahead of the competition
with strategic selling opportunities

Meet the biggest buyers
who visit us

Targeted product sectors for the
brand exposure you deserve

Smart cities
& mobility

 

AI, IoT
& robotics


Digital engineering
& BIM


Virtual
reality



Sustainability
& smart grids



Construction
products



New & smart
materials



Modular construction
& 3D printing

Position your start-up
for success

As an exhibitor, you get access to the Start-up City Pitch Competition
— an opportunity to showcase your start-up to stakeholders,
paving the way for impactful connections and collaborations.


Top 10 start-ups will compete on stage at the Start-up City finals on 28 November 2024. The winner announcement will take place during the invite-only FutureTech Summit networking event, where all start-ups will have access to celebrate the winner and connect with C-suite professionals.

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Congratulations to the winners
of 2023 Start-up City Pitch Competition

$25,000 worth of bespoke
marketing package

Winner


provided by

AED 100,000 worth
total cash prizes

Winners


provided by

Pilot
opportunity

Winners


provided by

Start-up Pitch Competition 2023 judges

Start-up City mentors

As an exhibiting start-up, you get exclusive one-on-one time with experts. The reserved time will be your chance to receive valuable guidance, input and feedback to help you accelerate your business growth.

 

Hear from our Start-up City
Pitch Competition 2023 winner

"Start-up City was a great experience for Carbon Limit. Between pitching on stage, booth engagement and crowning our 2023 achievements with the competition win. Start-up City provided us with a well-rounded exposure to renowned manufacturers, sustainability project managers, investors and regional stakeholders/decision-makers who can help us deploy our Capturecrete technology and expand into the Middle East and Southeast Asia."

 

Tim Sperry
Founder & CEO - Carbon Limit

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Are you an investor with a vision, searching for your next big opportunity?

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary journey at Start-up City, where groundbreaking ideas intersect with the evolution of the construction industry.

This exclusive gateway is your opportunity to discover the future of construction and establish connections that will redefine the industry's landscape.

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What others say

Over 100 companies at our booth! The show was a great success, with many attendees interested in and engaged with our booth. Great conference!

 

Deep Chakraborty, CEO, ENACT SYSTEMS INC

"Overwhelmed by the attendance and the opportunities that this show presented. Certainly, this was the best Start-up City to date. Keep it up!"

 

Konstantinos Souvatzoglou, COO, Cocoon Modules PC

"Great event, amazing people, beautiful city. Great support and availability from you. So far, this would be the best start-up event at the fair that we have attended."

 

Slawomir Chelminski, CEO, Innovation Vent

Inspiring tales of exhibitor triumphs

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Togal.AI signs 10 clients and attracts hundreds of leads in the Middle East

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How Innotech secured USD 1.7 million investment and game-changing growth

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