EquipmentShare’s success is thanks to Columbia Startup Weekend

EquipmentShare’s success is thanks to Columbia Startup Weekend

After winning the Columbia Startup Weekend in 2014, Columbia-based EquipmentShare was founded in 2015. Since then, it has developed a technology platform known as T3 to help construction companies track inventories of equipment, people and materials to improve construction workflows.

8 yrs ago, Willy and Jabbok Schlacks attended Columbia Startup Weekend with a approach to make it simpler for construction businesses to accessibility a digital database of available tools to lease or track inner assets. 

Their vision gained and laid the basis for the founding of Columbia-based mostly EquipmentShare a calendar year later on, which now boasts a lot more than 80 destinations during the U.S. and additional than 2,700 employees. 

EquipmentShare is a Startup Weekend success story. 

“We ended up definitely fired up to see that (company) assist occur in the community community,” Willy Schlacks claimed about Startup Weekend, incorporating they now are glad to help the event and foster regional entrepreneurship.

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Willy Schlacks

This year’s Startup Weekend begun Friday and was set to conclude Sunday, with yet another award provided to help raise a different Missouri-primarily based technological innovation agency. 

Startup Weekend returned just after a two-12 months hiatus thanks to Scale, a undertaking funds and business accelerator also co-established by the Schlacks brothers, alongside with Jai Malik, and underneath procedure by Brett Calhoun. 

EquipmentShare served as a significant sponsor of Startup Weekend and provided its Bull Run Drive corporate workplace as the site of the weekend celebration.

Jabbok Schlacks

A vision for EquipmentShare

The Schlacks brothers are very well-versed in the business entire world acquiring begun various companies. They got an early start in the development sector, Willy Schlacks reported. 

“We have been creating firms because we were being in our early teens. They have been in the construction, services-dependent, technologies-primarily based, e-commerce, serious estate, food items assistance. All more than the map,” he stated. 

The StartupWeekend success has led EquipmentShare to be valued at a lot more than $1 billion.