WAKECAP WINS THE START-UP CITY COMPETITION AT THE BIG 5

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

25 - 28 November 2019, Dubai World Trade Centre

The Big 5 is the region’s largest and most influential event for the construction industry.

Since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of the Middle East and African markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the region.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the event is set to support construction companies through a shifting economic landscape, boost business, launch the latest building solutions, educate industry professionals, and foster best practices championing technological innovation. 

For the first time, The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle. Not only does it showcase products across six dedicated product sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, Construction Technology & Innovation, and the all new Offsite & Modular Construction.

It also runs alongside six specialised events enabling industry professionals to source products from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo.

Beyond bringing to Dubai over 20,000 innovative building solutions to over 68,000 expected visitors, the seven co-located events provide more than 220 complimentary high-level summits, practical seminars, and CPD-certified workshops to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

In order to promote technological innovation in the construction sector, the event also features The Big 5’s Start-Up City, the Live Innovation Zone, and the FutureTech Construction Summit, among others.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. Free online registration closes on 24 November 2019; 200 AED entrance fee will be charged to non-registered visitors.

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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.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.