DOZR Named 2018 VentureClash Finalist

DOZR Named 2018 VentureClash Finalist

DOZR advances to October 18 finals pitch event for Connecticut’s $5 million global venture challenge.

Kitchener, ON, Canada., September 7, 2018 – DOZR, North America’s trusted marketplace for the online rental of heavy equipment, today announced the company has been named a finalist in the 2018 VentureClash competition. VentureClash, managed by Connecticut Innovations, is a $5 million global venture challenge for early-stage companies in digital health, financial technology, insurance technology and the Internet of Things.

This year’s VentureClash competition attracted nearly 300 applications from more than 20 countries around the world. After advancing to the semifinal round along with 33 other companies, DOZR will now compete in the final pitch event as one of nine startups vying for a share of the $5 million prize. 

“This year’s VentureClash competition has been both intense and exciting, as it has attracted so many impressive early-stage companies from around the world,” said Matt McCooe, CEO of Connecticut Innovations. “The selection of DOZR as a finalist reflects the positive impression the company has made during the process. We look forward to seeing their final pitch presentation next month at Yale.”

DOZR is North America’s trusted source for heavy equipment rentals – users can search for the equipment they need and book it in minutes. Those seeking equipment can submit a rental request on and start receiving quotes from equipment suppliers instantly. Contractors who own equipment can list their idle machines and become DOZR rental partners, creating additional stream of revenue in the off season. Founded by experienced construction veterans, DOZR connects owners of high quality equipment with trusted buyers and renters in our network.

To be named a VentureClash Finalist is very exciting. DOZR was built by contractors for contractors and we’re on a mission to change the world of heavy equipment for the better.
— Kevin Forestell, DOZR Founder & CEO

VentureClash 2018 finalists will compete in front of a panel of expert judges at a one-day pitch event to be held on October 18, 2018, at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut.

About DOZR

DOZR is a marketplace for the online rental of heavy equipment. DOZR is North America’s trusted source for heavy equipment rentals and is revolutionizing the way the construction industry rents equipment. Contractors can request rentals anywhere, anytime, and can instantly compare quotes online from thousands of equipment suppliers across North America. Founded by experienced construction veterans, DOZR connects contractors with high quality equipment suppliers making the rental process easier than ever before. Rent with confidence. Rent with DOZR.

About VentureClash

Managed by Connecticut Innovations, VentureClash is Connecticut’s global venture challenge focused on early-stage companies. The challenge identifies high-potential companies in digital health, fintech, insurtech and the Internet of Things that will receive investments from a $5 million investment award pool. Learn more at

DOZR is working to revolutionize the way people rent heavy equipment. Founded by Erin Stephenson, Kevin Forestell and Tim Forestell, DOZR allows anyone to search for available rental equipment anywhere in North America.

We collect equipment rental prices for your chosen location and list them, allowing you to see all the prices in one place and from one account. We strive to simplify the rental experience through transparency and the power of the internet.

We are merging the incredible world of heavy equipment with the power of technology to help bring heavy equipment within reach from anyone, anywhere, anytime. We aim to provide an unmatched user experience in the equipment rental industry though state-of-the-art technology. We are customer obsessed, and value trust, honesty, authenticity and teamwork above all else.