Spring Applications are now open until March 22nd!

3 min readFeb 26, 2021


Applications for 2021 Spring programs are now open in Detroit, Kenya, LA, Newcastle, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Vancouver, with brand new programs just launched in South Florida (including Miami)and Washington DC!

Since 2017 Startup Boost globally has had over 3,600 applications to its program with 265 startups selected to attend their programs who have now gone on to raise $56m+ in investment to date and have been selected for the world’s top accelerator programs.

“Startup Boost put us in contact with many great mentors, people we did not have access to before. Getting a warm intro from Startup Boost made a world of difference in our outreach efforts.” — Antony Tran, CEO of Foundry Six. Post program Foundry Six were accepted to the Techstars Korea Accelerator program.

Between six and ten pre-seed/seed stage tech teams will be selected to take part from each city in the Spring 2021 programs which all take place online to support entrepreneurs. Prerequisites include a comprehensive business model, a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and market validation or traction. Working in tandem with keynote speakers, the Startup Boost City Directors offer industry insights alongside hands-on mentorship, guidance, validation and the necessary resources for building traction.

The startups accepted into the program are not charged any fees and have no equity taken.

Co Founding member of Startup Boost Gene Murphy said “The benefit of Startup Boost is that it brings a program to help pre seed investment teams make the next big step in an under supported stage to prepare them for Accelerators, Investment and most importantly Revenue generation.”

Concluding with a global demo day, this year’s Spring 2021 startups’ will gain exposure to potential new sales leads, and the opportunity to pitch and connect directly with investors and accelerator directors. Companies also get promoted to investors globally through the Startup Boost virtual demo day which occurs 6 weeks after their program and allows investors from around the world view their pitches online for a limited two day period. Startup Boost alumni’s will be part of a growing global network across Africa, America, Canada, and Europe.

Applications are now open to all pre-seed/seed stage startups for Startup Boost Spring programs at startupboost.org/apply with entries to the program closing on March 22nd 2021.


Over the past 4 years Startup Boost has had 3,600 applications, grown to 14 chapters in Africa, America, Canada, and Europe with 35 programs thanks to amazing volunteer program leaders who have pre-accelerated 265+ startups with 50% of these companies going on to top tier accelerators and raising over $56m to date.

Startup Boost continues to support founders with the FoundersBoostX online platform that helps any founder anywhere take the best next step in building their company with a unique community, workshops, perks, office hours, and more. If in the meantime you’d like to join the community, request to join here.

Applicants can now access our applications here: http://startupboost.org/apply/

For media inquiries and creative assets please contact:

Gene Murphy Co-Founder Startup Boost

Email: gene@startupboost.org




FoundersBoost is a global pre-accelerator program with a mission to lead pre-seed stage startups towards Accelerators, Investment, and Revenue.