Accelerator for built world tech

Our flagship program gives built world tech startups the foundations to succeed at the intersection of industry and technology.

About the BOOST accelerator program

An intensive 8-week program designed to ignite growth and equip pioneering built world startups with the right tools to transform the industry.

For the industry, by the industry.

 

BOOST surrounds founders with design, engineering, and construction experts, successful built world entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and leading academics. Startups will be launched into the built environment with direct access to jobsites, unparalleled operational knowledge, and an influential network of industry leaders. Join the BOOST ecosystem and reimagine the way we design, build, and operate buildings.

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Apply to the world’s best built world accelerator program

To provide participants with the best possible support, BOOST will offer a limited number of spots in this program. Outstanding applicant teams will show early signs of outlier potential, including one or more of the characteristics below.​

What we’re looking for

Early stage company in construction, architecture, engineering or real estate tech

Initiatives underway to solve big problems in sustainability, design, planning, marketplaces, robotics, advanced data analytics, automation, fintech, modularization and offsite construction, smart building, supply chain, and any new technology or business model innovation that could bring more efficiency and productivity to the built environment

A vital need to access industry expertise and the Suffolk Technologies ecosystem to solve a particular business challenge

An outstanding team that wants to see change in the built environment

Applications

Applications for BOOST 5 are now closed. Be the first to hear when we open applications for BOOST 6 by filling out the form below.
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  1. May 8

    Applications launch

  2. June 15

    Applications close

  3. September 5

    Cohort announced

  4. September 16

    Program launch

  5. November 6

    Demo day

What founders are saying

With direct access to Suffolk jobsites for data collection, we got so much out of BOOST.

Paul Huelskamp,
Moxion Power

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I kicked off fundraising in the middle of BOOST, and we secured a $20 million term sheet from a connection through this program.

Dallas Hogensen,
Felux

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BOOST was instrumental to our growth plans. I recommend this program to other founders in the construction tech space who want to make their dream for an innovative solution a reality.

Alon Geva,
WINT

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What makes the BOOST program so unique and valuable is how closely cohort participants work with the Suffolk operational team, as well as how quickly Suffolk Technologies allows startups to stress test their product in a jobsite environment.

Brittany Harris,
QFlow

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The Suffolk Technologies team has been instrumental in helping us understand what the space looks like, the applicability of our product, and ultimately where the market is going in digital transformation. You don’t get many opportunities like this one to engage with operational teams on this level.

Jade Cohen,
QFlow

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BOOST Team and Mentors

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply to BOOST?

Founders who want intentional capital and unparalleled industry expertise to build transformative built world solutions. Startups join BOOST at all different stages – some have a product that is ready to scale on Day 1 while others leverage the program to pressure test prototypes, develop, and launch new products in real time with guidance from those who will actually buy and use them in the future.

Must the company be incorporated?

The company must be incorporated by the program’s start date.

How long is the program?

The program will take place over eight weeks, starting September 16, 2024.

Does the program take equity?

The BOOST program is designed to be the start of a company-building relationship. To align interests for long-term success, Suffolk Technologies will invest $100,000 on a post-money safe in return for 3% of your company and the right to invest in your next qualified financing round up to 20% of securities offered.

How big must the team be?

The team must have at least one full-time founder.

How developed does the product need to be?

BOOST is best suited for startups that have at least a prototype of their product, as the program provides many opportunities to pilot technology in the field.

What specific areas is BOOST looking to attract?

While we are excited about any solutions that bring efficiency to the built environment, we are particularly thrilled by startups working to solve challenges in design, planning, supply chain, fintech, automation, data and analytics, ESG, modularization and offsite construction, robotics, and smart buildings.

What is the expected time commitment during BOOST?

The average time commitment per week will vary, but we anticipate at least three hours per week. BOOST will have ~1.5 hours of regularly scheduled programming every Tuesday at 12 PM, EST plus weekly meetings with your teams scheduled at a time of your choosing. In addition, all accepted startups will be required to attend the BOOST “Pre-Launch Program” on September 4 and 5 and Demo Day on September 6 in person, both in Boston.

What are the BOOST assessment criteria?

We will use standard venture criteria to assess each company. Further, we will consider your ability to disrupt and transform the built world and the power of Suffolk Technologies and our Operating Partners to add value, given the problem you present.

Is the BOOST program in-person or virtual?

The BOOST program primarily runs virtually with two in-person events. The program will kick off with our “Pre-Launch Program” in Boston on September 4 and 5. We will culminate the program with our Demo Day in Boston on November 6.

Why does BOOST take 3% equity when most accelerators take 5-10%?

Unlike many accelerators tailored for early-stage startups with a founder or two and a pitch deck, BOOST is geared towards startups with at least a working prototype. Our approach acknowledges that companies entering BOOST are further along and have likely already secured external capital. Our goal is to honor the progress and stakeholder interests of your company while fostering a partnership aligned for long-term success.

Worldwide interest

Applications Received

The BOOST effect

$505 M

raised since BOOST Cohort 1

580

applications in 4 years

25

companies supported since 2020

85%

of companies successfully fundraise within 18 months

51+

pilots launched by 25 alumni companies alongside Suffolk and our Operating Partners

200+

industry advisors accessible for advice

Get Ready for BOOST

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