Tim Rowe is the Founder and CEO of CIC. In addition to his role with CIC, Tim is a Venture Partner and member of the investment committee of New Atlantic Ventures. Mr. Rowe is particularly interested in consumer-facing technology products with mass-market potential companies. Previously, Tim has served as a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Manager with the Boston Consulting Group and an analyst with the Mitsubishi Research Institute. Tim speaks Spanish and Japanese fluently. Tim holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BA from Amherst College.
Brian Dacey is an experienced real estate executive and entrepreneur. He has overseen a wide range of commercial, hospitality, retail , and residential projects during his career. Brian also has an extensive history of involvement in government, not for profits, and charitable organizations. He is currently President of CIC. Brian began his career in the public sector working in Massachusetts state government and serving as the City of Boston’s Director of Federal Relations and then CEO of the city’s Economic Development agency. He has been a senior executive and partner with several regional real estate development firms including the Boston based Drew Company and New York based Twining Properties. He oversaw the real estate operations of the World Trade Center Boston and was the project executive managing the master planning, environmental reviews, and permitting of the 2 million square foot Seaport World Trade Center Boston mixed use project. For several years he was responsible for the management and development of Watermark Cambridge, a residential and retail property constructed in Cambridge. Brian also created and led several real estate ventures that managed and/or developed various projects including the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. and the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts. Also, a firm he founded is the owner and developer of a 204 unit, luxury residential property in Downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. Brian has served on numerous civic boards and committees and is currently Chairman of the Board of Boston Harbor Now and was formerly Chairman of the Board at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. He was a founding member of the Board for the Kendall Square Association and serves as a member of A Better City, and the Kendall Square Masterplan Committee and the Transit Advisory Committee for the City of Cambridge . Brian has his B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
Geoff has been Managing Director of CIC since 2000. In addition to his role with CIC, Geoff is Founder/President of Impact Hub Boston. From 2003 to 2015, he was also a Principal with New Atlantic Ventures. Prior to joining CIC, he was CTO and co-founder of E-Travel, Inc., a leading provider of Internet corporate travel management systems. E-Travel is now a division of Amadeus. Geoff began his career as a software engineer with a variety of startups in the networking and telecommunications industry. He has a B.A. from Williams College.
Dougan Sherwood is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of CIC St. Louis. Prior to his work at CIC, Dougan spent several years working in experiential education throughout the United States with a particular focus on leadership development for high achieving students. This work led him to found his own youth program in the American West that aimed to serve rising college freshmen. Dougan has also interned for the late Senator Edward Kennedy and served on the board of a non-profit helping children with HIV/AIDS. Currently, he organizes an annual bicycle fundraiser for injured service men and women and sits on the Board of Directors for Youth CITIES, a program that introduces students to social entrepreneurship. He is a graduate of the University of Utah.
Stas Gayshan recently joined CIC as Managing Director and Founder of CIC Boston. Previously, Stas was the Founder & CEO of Space with a Soul, a 20,000 square foot coworking space in Boston’s Innovation District. Stas is an entrepreneur and an attorney, and he worked in Democratic political campaigns at various levels prior to starting Space with a Soul. In his political work, Stas focused on the intersection of collaboration, technology and activism. Stas has been recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the Most Innovative People in Massachusetts Business and by CJP as one of Boston’s most influential young leaders. He holds leadership positions in several philanthropic and nonprofit organizations active in the Greater Boston area. Stas has a B.A. and a J.D. from Boston College.
Holly Flesh is Chief of Operations at CIC. Prior to this, she was Principal with Cleantech Catalyst Advisors, a consulting firm. Previously, she was President of Innovente USA, a biomass-to-energy company. Ms. Flesh co-founded Greenfuel Technologies, one of the first algae-to-biofuels companies, and led the company’s business operations from inception to exit. She has an MPH and a BA from UCLA.
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C3 is a large and vibrant coworking center located at CIC Cambridge. With well over 300 members, it is the largest coworking center in the Boston area, and is home to some of Boston’s most promising early-stage entrepreneurs.Learn More
Impact Hub Boston is a coworking center located at CIC Boston where people work together to create the future. Innovation is a social activity: if you’re doing it alone, you’re doing it wrong. Our strong community of entrepreneurs, experts, creatives, do-ers, and thought leaders supports our members to realize their vision for a better Boston, and a better world to live in. We are part of a global network of over 12k innovators who share our belief that the world can be a better place if we make it happen.Learn More
The Venture Cafe Foundation is our non-profit sister organization. Their mission is to accelerate innovation, provide a social support system for entrepreneurs, and build an inclusive innovation community. Venture Cafe runs District Hall and the Roxbury Innovation Center, civic innovation spaces that include gathering and event space. Venture Cafe also hosts a weekly gathering for fresh and useful conversations for the Boston entrepreneurial and innovation communities. The Cafe is held at CIC Cambridge every Thursday from 3–8 p.m.Learn More
District Hall is a gathering space for the Boston entrepreneurial and innovation communities, located on the Boston waterfront in the Innovation District.Learn More
LabCentral supports creation of innovative startup biotechnology companies by providing a world-class environment for entrepreneurs, and a fully functional life sciences laboratory in Kendall Square.Learn More
Roomzilla is a cloud-based dynamic solution for managing conference room reservations. Using a website based system in harmony with onsite iPad displays, Roomzilla provides quick and real-time access to availability information. Roomzilla simplifies the process of booking a resource, whether planning weeks ahead or hosting an impromptu meeting.Learn More