Our Mission

We’re here for the long shots, the unimaginable, and the unbelievable.

We ensure this potential doesn’t slip through the cracks by bridging the gaps. We work hard to move hard tech from the lab into the light.

We bridge the gap between discovery and commercialization by empowering disruptive technologies with the long-term capital, knowledge, and specialized equipment and labs they need to thrive.

This is how we are helping founders build the next generation of world-changing companies.

The Engine’s mission is to help founders bring their scientific discoveries in tough technologies into the world and commercialize them at scale. We provide funding, facilities, services, and partner networks to build the next generation of Tough Tech companies.

Everything we do is in the service of our founders and their work. We empower them with the skills and resources they need to move their groundbreaking technology forward. We support breakthrough ideas by providing long-term capital to these startups. The Engine is a home for these Tough Tech founders to create maximum impact.

Tough Tech companies have historically been underserved and underfunded, leaving many breakthrough inventions stuck inside the lab. The Engine is a first-of-its-kind organization with a mission to focus exclusively on founders working on these big problems. The Engine aims to transform the status quo venture ecosystem in order to make Boston the heart of the tough tech ecosystem.