CEO, Charrette Venture Group
Matt Ostanik, AIA, is a successful entrepreneur and founder of the Charrette Venture Group, focused on developing a knowledge base of best practices, innovations and successful tactics, and applying this knowledge to help entrepreneurial architects start and grow their firms. In 2014, the company launched its Business Plan Competition for architects in the U.S. and Canada who are considering starting a design firm, or who have started a firm in the past ten years. Matt previously founded and led construction software company Submittal Exchange. In five years, the firm grew to more than 100 employees and 100,000 users. He sold Submittal Exchange to Textura Corporation and served on the executive team when the company completed a successful IPO. He recently decided to re-focus his energies on new entrepreneurial ventures, and is now working on his next several ideas.