WakeCap, the IoT-based enterprise solution aimed at improving safety and productivity at the construction site, won the Start-up City Pitch Competition at The Big 5 today.

Construction's poor productivity leads to 98% of the construction projects incurring cost overruns or delays due lack of connectivity, slow information sharing and a lack of automation on site. WakeCap enables real-time field reporting via integrated sensors into the existing personal safety equipment & connecting job-sites via wireless mesh network technology. 

Ishita Sood Kochhar, co-founder and CEO of Wakecap, said:

“The Big 5 Start-Up City Competition has been a great experience and I would really like to thank dmg events and the team organizing the Start-Up City initiative.
We are a tech-based construction start-up, trying to improve safety and productivity on work sites. We are based out of Dubai and we are running multiple pilots here to test the market and to promote rapid product development.
This platform has been really encouraging; we have met with many suitable business partners and we have made a wealth of contacts to follow up with after the show.”
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Competing with other 14 start-ups from around the globe, WakeCap was awarded a prize worth USD 25,000 by a panel of experts, including Kavya Aggarwal, Associate at Wamda Capital, Ali Abdel Khalek, Business Analyst/Software Project Manager at Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Hana Barakat, Program Manager at StartAD, Ned Jeroudi, Senior Advisor, Innovation + Future Technology at Expo 2020 Dubai, and Tiberiu Iacomu, Founder of the Improbable Agency. ​

Read more about The Big 5's Start-up City in the below press release:

Organised by dmg events, The Big 5 is the largest event for the construction industry in the Middle East. To know more about the event (26-29 November, Dubai World Trade Centre), visit www.thebig5.ae.

About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

About DMGT

DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1 billion.