I am working on a project that will boost my Lipo voltage to 5V. I am looking at trying to use a boost converter like the TPS61235P from TI. Is there a good way to prototype this IC package (9-VFQFN) without having to create a custom breakout board just for this IC?
TI is usually good about listing evaluation modules on the "Tools & software" section of the product page. In this case it has a link to TPS61236EVM-676, available for $49 from TI direct.
Other companies may do something similar; as always examine the appropriate product page.