By Construction Tech Review | Monday, September 14, 2020
Suffolk Capital Technology announces inaugural four-week program to assist tech startups in solving their industry pain points, expand networks and showcase solutions.
FREMONT, CA: Suffolk Capital Technology, the technology investment arm of innovative construction enterprise Suffolk, announces its Boost program for startups in the built environment. Boost is an intense four-week mini-accelerator program that will bring together promising technology startup founders, Suffolk leaders, industry experts, and academics to solve the startups’ proposed industry hurdles, to widen their networks, and to showcase their offerings. Suffolk Tech is announcing Boost in partnership with the MIT Center for Real Estate, Bain Capital Ventures, and a new fund to be released jointly by Romulus Capital and EquipmentShare, to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies in the built environment.
Startups with bold visions for the built environment are encouraged to apply to Boost with their well-defined, industry-specific pain points. Boost invites solutions at any product development stage, and across all subsectors with emphasis on startups focused on design, fintech, supply chain, and the environment.
Startups chosen for the program will have access to Suffolk’s network of industry leaders and experts who will partner with them to address their challenges. Boost has lectures and discussion sessions led by Suffolk leaders, MIT professors, and industry influencers, dedicated time with the Suffolk CoLab Construction Solution Director who will collaborate with startups and potentially test their solutions on Suffolk project sites, and showcases and a Demo Day that will let startups to share their solutions with targeted industry influencers and investors.
Suffolk is committed to innovation in the built environment, and the company is excited to launch this program to bring together entrepreneurs from across the ecosystem to tackle the most challenging problems in the industry. Suffolk is a leading enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. It is an end-to-end business that offers value throughout the project lifecycle by harnessing its core construction management services with vertical service lines that have a design, real estate capital investment, self-perform construction services, technology startup investment, and innovation development.