It’s Hip to Be Fab

Alan Fein, COO of CIC, welcomes the community to Fab@CIC. Thirty years ago, the great musical innovator Huey Lewis loudly proclaimed that it was hip to be square. Lewis (and the News, of course) invented music that took audiences from 1985 to 1955, and...

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New Startup Institute Perks for CIC Members

In addition to pretty sweet office space, CIC members have access to more avocados and orange juice than they know what to do with. However, we’ve come to know that CIC’s biggest asset is the broad network of innovators and creators that call CIC...

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Hello from the other side…of 50 Milk

The ‘Swoop’ on 11 at CIC Boston. In case you haven’t heard, CIC Boston has opened two new floors! As we expand to slowly take more floors on the lower elevator bank at 50 Milk, there are definitely a few road bumps as we grow, but there...

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Investors in Rotterdam open their doors for 100+ cycling startups

Rotterdam is bursting with energy and new innovation initiatives. These include the first port accelerator program called Port XL, the Cambridge Innovation Center which opened in September to help scale ups, the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, and...

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Industry Overview: Immigration Attorneys

This week will be our first (of hopefully many) Industry Overview! We will be highlighting specific fields and the CIC members that represent them. As of February 2017, about 14% of CICers are in the Professional Services sector. Below is a listing of...

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Nominate your peers for the New England Innovation Awards

CIC is proud to have been at the center of the innovation community in Boston and Cambridge for more than 15 years. In understanding that great innovation is one of the keys to a successful business ecosystem, we have also come to learn the value of...

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Beating the Winter Blues

Winter is long. Living in New England means our winters are even longer. It’s bad; long nights, short days and freezing temperatures. It’s easy to get the winter blues, especially when you are spending those few short hours of daylight in...

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Innovation and Travel/Immigration to the U.S.

CIC Worldwide Community, Echoing the voices of many others in the innovation community, I wanted to share that we at CIC are, and have always been, supportive of international immigration for honest and law-abiding individuals.  We have both a moral...

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Civic Engagement: Space, Place and Unity at the Women’s March

On an overcast Saturday in January, my mother and I walked the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with close to 500,000 people, in awe of the of the sheer diversity of opinion and unabashed advocacy that makes America great. An eight-year-old yelled,...

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CIC Client Spotlight: Betaspring

We’ve been away for a few weeks enjoying the season and prepping for the new year ahead! As we think ahead, we think of how to get the most our of our year. For the first Spotlight of 2017, we chatted with CIC member, Melissa Withers of Betaspring,...

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