FEB 25 - 27, 2025 | Las Vegas, NV
FEB 25 - 27, 2025

Exhibit in the IBS Start-Up Zone

Emerging companies with ground-breaking products and technologies are encouraged to apply for the Start-Up Zone.

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The IBS Start-Up Zone is a popular show floor destination at the Builders’ Show, where select companies can launch innovative industry products and service solutions. Each product or service is hand-selected to participate in this exclusive area that’s transforming the industry. Being chosen for the Start-Up Zone is another opportunity for start-ups to participate in the Builders’ Show and gain mass exposure at a reduced rate.

In 2024 over 50 companies applied to be in the zone and only 20 were selected by the Start-Up Zone Advisory Team to exhibit.

Meet the 2025 IBS Start-Up Zone Advisory Team.

What's Included:
  • Templated kiosk with company logo, built-in laptop monitor and two stools
  • 4 exhibitor passes inclusive of IBS Education Pass
  • Basic Wi-Fi and electrical
  • Company listing in IBS Official Show Guide (if signed up by Dec. 15, 2024) and Mobile App
  • Press list
  • Attendee lead retrieval device (badge scanning)
  • Start-Up Zone Happy Hour (press, investors and attendees are invited)
  • Opportunity to be selected by the Advisory Team for the Start-Up Zone Pitch Session 
  • Included in an IBS Know the Show blog featuring all 20 Start-Up Zone companies (pre-show)
  • Included in an IBS Industry Tracker article featuring all 20 Start-Up Zone companies (post-show)

Start-Up Zone Sponsorship Opportunity: $20,000

As a sponsor of the Zone your brand will be prominently displayed in the Zone on the welcome kiosk and signage at the entrance to the 2,000 sq ft booth. Your company will be mentioned as the sponsor in all promotional materials (emails, website, etc.), press releases, social media and Start-Up Zone Pitch Session and Competition as part of the IBS Education program.

How to Participate

You need to apply to be selected to participate in the Start-Up Zone. This year we are asking for a pitch deck and 30 to 60 second video with a description of your production or service.

Apply Now

Applications are reviewed and participants are selected every few weeks by an advisory board consisting of VCs, Innovation Experts, Builders and NAHB staff. Advisory Team members may contact you directly for additional information. 

For more information, please contact Robert Pallace at 202-266-8427 or [email protected].

  • Must be a start-up company with a product/service available for commercialization or imminent launch
  • Have not previously exhibited/sponsored at the International Builders’ Show
  • All physical products, samples, giveaways or signage must fit on provided kiosk desktop
  • Staff your kiosk during show hours (February 25 - 27, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Selected companies must accept their offer to participate in the Start-Up Zone, complete forms online and pay package/sponsor fees

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