AT CIC, WE BELIEVE IN THE ENTREPRENEUR
We recognize that invention propels innovation, density spurs collaboration, and a shared purpose drives a thriving community. As we race forward into an age of exponential growth and transformation, CIC provides a home from which to work, allowing innovators to easily access resources and create substantive, positive global impact.
CIC works with powerful, local partners to develop the critical networks that entrepreneurs need to grow effectively. For almost two decades, we have focused on strengthening vibrant communities, building collaborative work environments, and creating impactful programming to attract and support the very best entrepreneurs and their teams. Our clients provide tomorrow’s answers to today’s problems. They renew our economies, create gainful and rewarding employment opportunities, and frequently crack tough problems facing humanity.
At CIC, you focus on growing your business while we take care of the rest. We provide high-quality, flexible office and coworking spaces, as well as stocked community kitchens, unmetered access to conference rooms, enterprise-grade internet services, printing and copying, phones, high-end furniture, operational and technical support, concierge services, perks and wellness offerings, and much more. Clients have access to hundreds of diverse entrepreneurs, service providers, investors, and mentors, while CIC-supported events draw thousands of innovators from across the global startup community to CIC.
In 1999, “coworking” wasn’t a household term, let alone a standard office option. That year, CIC became the first provider of shared office space in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, now known as the most innovative square mile on the planet. The mission was the same then as it is now: to support entrepreneurs in fixing the world through innovation. As of 2018, over 5,000 companies had chosen CIC as their platform for growth, and we’ve grown along the way, too. Since 2014, we have expanded to six cities with several more campuses under development. Whether looking at our own growth or that of our clients, we find it most meaningful to examine the bigger picture: how our work improves our communities.
We believe that an intentional focus on equity and inclusion is essential to the strongest possible success of our organization. Drawing from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives fosters innovation and allows us to be highly creative as we tackle challenges and problems. CIC values the breadth and depth of humanity, and aims to welcome, support, and learn from all people. The ongoing work of reflecting these values benefits our staff and clients, the communities around us, and the vision we hold as an organization.