Q&A with Viktor Broberg
CEO and Co-Founder @ BuildSafe
What are your plans for the future?
Our vision is to create a global industry standard for safety management in construction - meaning we focus fully on preparing for growth and testing other markets. Did you know the industry is expected to grow by another 70% before 2025?
Why did you become an entrepreneur?
In general to have an impact and the challenge of growing from an idea to being a global player - but the reason I left employment was because of the opportunity to work with this team!
Aside from achieving commercial success, what do you see as your startup’s mission?
The construction industry suffers from challenges with safety and productivity - by supporting the workers on site with user-friendliness tools we save them time and reduce risk, while in parallel providing other stakeholders with new data. This provides an opportunity to measure and rate safety and quality in completely new ways, making them a competitive advantage over price. That's something to be very proud of!
Describe your perfect day at work.
Working at BuildSafe we get to work in many different environments, supporting customers at the most amazing projects in e.g. housing and infrastructure. If you're lucky you get to see unique spots way before they open to the public - one of those moments was standing on Tak at Urban Escape watching the view a year before it opened!
What is your best advice for entrepreneurs who are just starting out?
Involve the thought leaders in your industry as early as possible - is there a way where you can collaborate to start something great together? If your concept will bring value to their industry they will help you independent of being potential customers or not!