Pitchfest, Big Ideas for Innovation in Housing

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.

We’re excited to announce our first-ever competition, where we’ll explore innovation across three categories.

Through Pitchfest, you can:


Do you have an idea to drive advancements in Design + Build, ESG or Tech + Data? Apply for a chance to pitch your solution live at the Housing Innovation Summit on Wednesday, April 26, in Denver. Compete for cash prizes and recognition. Startups and students are eligible. Learn more + apply by March 21, 2023.


Learn about solutions designed to solve your (or your client’s) business pains. Meet the creators and cast your vote live for “People’s Choice” in each category. Pitchfest is one of two programs you can choose for day two of the Summit and is included in registration. Those who attend Innovation in Action Tours can catch up as we announce the winners Wednesday afternoon and gather everyone for cocktails + connections at our evening mixer. Registrants will receive a follow-up survey to pick their program prior to the event.


More than a dozen investors + industry experts will evaluate this year’s applications, 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 Group. They’ll screen each idea in terms of its uniqueness, its potential to impact the industry, scalability + feasibility, and their impressions of the team behind it. 15 or so of the best solutions will be showcased and winners will be selected live at the event.

Visit the Housing Innovation Summit event page to learn more about what we’re doing in partnership with the University of Denver from April 25-27th. Take a look at the 3-day agenda and register to attend.