Join leaders from across the construction ecosystem to shape the future of construction finance.

The Builders + Innovators Conference is the only event focused solely on the most pressing concerns and modern solutions impacting the construction industry.

Designed to connect and inspire innovation, this first-of-its-kind event will bring together the top bank and non-bank lenders along with other leading technology providers, regulators, experts, and developers to help move the industry forward.


Nima Ghamsari

Founder & CEO
Nima Ghamsari

Nima is CEO and co-founder of Blend, a Silicon Valley technology company propelling consumer lending into the digital age. He leads the company’s corporate and product strategy toward the vision of a more frictionless, compliant, and accessible consumer finance ecosystem. Nima in currently focused on expanding the Blend platform both in breadth and depth, bringing a seamless process to more consumers across more of their financial lives.

Built Technologies
Chase Gilbert

Chase Gilbert co-founded Built Technologies after discovering the frustrations, challenges and pitfalls associated with construction lending. Along with his founding partners, Gilbert saw opportunity in solving a critical problem for the trillion-dollar construction industry by simplifying the complex lending process through technology.

The Builders + Innovators Conference powered by Built is a collective.

Commercial and consumer lenders, borrowers, builders, developers, and inspectors have the opportunity to join forces alongside the people and companies that will power new growth.


The state of the construction finance industry and economy

Major issues and regulations impacting lenders, developers, and builders

Innovative technology solutions aimed at enacting industry-wide change


Sunday, April 26
  • 6:00 Pm

    Kickoff Event at Built Headquarters 

Monday, April 27
  • 7:30 – 8:45 am

    Breakfast at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

  • 8:45 – 9:00 am

    Welcome and Opening RemarksAndrew Sohr, Co-Founder of Built

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am

    The Vision for Built: The Journey from Lender to Vendor, Chase Gilbert, CEO, Built

  • 10:00 – 10:30 am

    Networking Break

  • 10:30 – 11:30 am

    Keynote – 2020 Vision: The Market Now and Ahead, Jim Deitch, Co-Founder & CEO, Teraverde Management Advisors

  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Lunch and Work Break

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm

    Consumer Track: Simple Tips for Optimizing the Way You Use Built

    Commercial Track: Commercial Construction Loan Administration: How Built is Changing the Game

  • 2:00 – 2:15 pm

    Networking Break

  • 2:15 – 3:15 pm

    Consumer Fireside Chat: The Current Opportunities Within Housing, and How Technology Can Help Capture Them

    Commercial Fireside Chat: What Inning Are We In + What Risks To Look For

  • 3:15 – 3:45 pm

    Networking Break

  • 3:45 – 4:45 pm

    General Session – All
    The Future of Real Estate Tech in Banking, Nima Ghamsari, Founder + CEO, Blend

  • 7:00 pm

    Rooftop Honky Tonk Party


Tuesday, April 28
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am

    Breakfast + General Session: Built for Contractors, Geoff Arnold, General Manager, Built for Contractors

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am

    Keynote: The Ever-changing World of FinTech

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am

    Consumer Panel: Built Lender Services: How Built is Helping Make Progress Inspections Simpler

    Commercial Contractor and Developer Panel: What’s important to the Borrower?

  • 11:00 – 1:00 pm

    Residential Q+A: Interactive Product Demos

    Commercial Q+A: Interactive Product Demos

  • 1:00 pm



The Westin Nashville

807 Clark Place, Nashville, TN 37203

Group Room Rate: 
$279 per night

*Please book your room as soon as possible. Group rate availability is limited.

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What is the B+I Conference?

The Builders + Innovators Conference powered by Built is a first-of-its-kind three-day executive event for the construction finance industry. It will include keynote speeches, breakout sessions, informative panels, and networking opportunities.

When is the conference taking place?

April 26-28, 2020

Where is the conference?

Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201

What am I responsible for?

Each Builders + Innovators attendee will attend this year’s conference as a distinguished Built guest. With that said, there are some costs that attendees will be responsible for covering.

What Built covers:

There is no conference registration fee. Your meals and activities will be taken care of.

What you’ll cover:

You will be responsible for covering your own transportation to and from the area, as well as your lodging at The Westin Nashville. We ask that you book your hotel accommodations immediately upon registering for the event as rooms are limited.  You will be responsible for any additional purchases.

When do I need to book my hotel?

We ask that all Builders + Innovators attendees make their hotel reservations as soon as possible. Built has a limited number of rooms available at The Westin Nashville at a group rate. The deadline to make your reservation at the discounted group rate is April 3, 2020.

Please book your room via our dedicated link or contact with any questions.


What if I can’t make it?

The Builders + Innovators Conference 2020 is by invitation only. Invitations are non-transferable. However, if you would like to nominate another executive from your organization, please contact

How do I get there?

Each Builders + Innovators attendee will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

For the Sunday evening event, Built will provide transportation to and from the Built headquarters from the Downtown Westin.

What is the dress code?

The dress code for Builders + Innovators is business casual. Keep in mind the weather will likely be warm with temperatures ranging from the upper 60’s to mid-to-upper 70’s.

How will breakout sessions work?

In order to ensure each Builders + Innovators attendee receives the most pertinent information to them, portions of the conference will be divided into two separate tracks (consumer construction and commercial construction). More details to come.

Additional questions?

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding Builders + Innovators 2020, please contact