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TestFit: Startup Year One In Review

written by
Clifton Harness

TestFit was founded to design buildings in milliseconds--to help architects and developers solve real estate deals with ease. This idea, and our implementation of it, has enabled us to survive our first year as a startup. As we approach October 1st, the one year anniversary of releasing TestFit, we are taking a moment to look back over the past year on all that we have accomplished with our Startup Year One in Review.October 2017

  • Launched Residential Engine - The first out-of-the-box generative design tool
  • Made the first sale of Residential Engine

November 2017

  • Released Residential Engine 1.011 - "Spaces and 3D"
  • First outside of Texas sale (Atlanta, Georgia)

December 2017

  • Released Residential Engine 1.012 - "Tabulation"
  • First out of state trip (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • First annual contract, company-wide sale

January 2018

  • Released Residential Engine 1.013 - "Input"
  • Formalized macro-bim as a possible value proposition
  • Presented Residential Engine at Society for Construction Solutions, Boston
  • First Sale in Florida

February 2018

  • Released Residential Engine 1.014 - "Manual Mode"
  • Presented Residential Engine at Society for Construction Solutions, San Francisco
  • First Sales in California and Massachusetts

March 2018

  • Released Residential Engine 1.015 - "Wrap-Podium"
  • First Sales in Colorado and Wisconsin

April 2018

  • Re-branded to TestFit
  • Released Test Fit 1.0
  • First Sales in Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Virginia
  • Formalized Deal Information Modeling
  • First International Sale to the United Kingdom

May 2018

  • Released TestFit Version 1.001 - "Multiple Sites"
  • Implemented Deal Information Modeling
  • First sales in Indiana and Washington

June 2018

  • Released TestFit Version 1.002 - "Lifts"
  • Drew up some real estate infographics
  • First conference booth at AEC Next
  • Won AEC Hackathon for "Scan Point"
  • First sales in Arizona and France

July 2018

  • Released TestFit Version 1.003 - "Unit Editor"
  • Presented TestFit at USC BIM BOP - Our first academic engagement!
  • First Sales in Maryland and Iowa

August 2018

  • Released TestFit Version 1.004 - "Dynamo"
  • Released Submit-A-Site - A SaaS solution for the test fit process
  • First company to publish an algorithm on Hypar
  • Posted our first job listing!
  • Submitted Generative Noise Abatement to NMHC
  • First Sales in North Carolina

September 2018

  • Working on a secret project to be released sometime in October
  • First BIM model built from TestFit geometry
  • First implementation of automatic free trials for TestFit
  • Accepted to Y Combinator Startup School

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