Neighboring the MIT campus and steps away from the Red Linein the heart of Kendall Square, Cambridge Innovation Center(CIC) is the largest flexible office facility for growing technology and life sciences companies in theworld. The Cambridge Innovation Center offers start-up and emerging companies award-winningfacilities and state-of-the-art business and technical services in a package designed to meet theneeds of small and growing businesses. CIC is cost efficient and scales with the companys growth.Currently, over 450 companies are located at CIC.Founded: 1999Headquarters: 1 Broadway, 14th Floor Cambridge MAObjective: To provide flexible office space for small and growing companies.Target User: Entrepreneurs, venture capital firms.Services Provided: Core Tools Provided80,000sf of professional office space Workstation FurnitureFlexible configurations Receptionist and Voicemail ServiceCentral location with public transit access Parking & Cleaning ServicesFully furnished and wired offices Printers, Copiers, ScannersSecure facility, reception area, and mail room Mail/Package Handling52 Conference rooms, videoconference capabilities High-Speed InternetFully Stocked Kitchens, shower roomsCurrent Tenants & Benchmarks485 companies started at the CIC and 14,000 new jobs created. 100 companies founded fromMIT/Harvard Affiliates alone. Amazon and Googles established east coast offices at the CIC1.7 M B in venture capital created for CIC based companiesBased on a month to month rent model, with no leases; Average client stays 27 monthsThere is an on-line community resource for things like programming help, legal help, business help.One reason CIC works is that, unlike a University, there is no sole ownership over the space.
Founded: 2006Headquarters: 120 Independence Dr., Menlo Park CALocation(s): Menlo Park CA, Raleigh NC, San Jose CA, Detroit MI, San Francisco CA, Brooklyn NY(forthcoming)Objective: Provide access to a community of creative and supportive people through member-based workshops, tools and equipment, and instruction, allowing members to build the things theyhave always wanted to make.Target User: Everyone. Families, entrepreneurs, youth groups, artists, makers, inventors, bluecollar/white collar, “have” and “have nots.” Open access.Services Provided: Core Tools Provided15,000+ sq/ft floor plan Abrasives Arts & CraftsClassrooms & workshop space Automotive ElectronicsBrainstorming lounge & retail store Fabrication Fabrics & SewingOutlets, Wi-Fi, compressed air, parts & materials Hand Tools InstructionConference rooms & Kitchen area Layout MachiningMeet-ups, events, classes Measurement PlasticsStorage Prototyping Sheet Metal Surface & Finishing Welding Wood Working
Headquarters: 30 Newbury Street, Boston MAObjective: Provide a comfortable, modern, continually evolving workspace in whichideas and creativity can flourish.Target User: Anyone interested in professional supportServices Provided:Expert Consultants* Networking EventsHappy Hours ExcursionsRotating Local ArtistsCore Tools ProvidedLoft Space Phone Booths Coffee, Tea, SnacksMeeting Rooms Seating optionsKitchenette Whiteboard WallsEvent Hosting Mailing ServicesWi-Fi Copier/Printer/Scanner/Fax*With backgrounds in accounting, copywriting, graphic and web design, corporate law,public relations, marketing. Available weekly, in group sessions, 1:1. Free session withsix months of membership.
Founded: 2006Headquarters: Boston MALocation(s): Cambridge (Opening Fall, 2012), “Outerspaces”*Objective: To provide an environment that balances concentration with the freedom toexplore ideas with othersTarget User: People serious about their work and“hungry for the energetic hum of collaborative productivity.”Services Provided:Educational Programming Social EventsProfessional Network HR First ResponderBiweekly Lunch & LearnsCore Tools ProvidedWi-Fi Office AmenitiesPhone Rooms Meeting RoomsEvent Space Full KitchenCoffee/Snacks Local BeerWhiteboards ProjectorsPrinting, Fax Proximate to Transit*Local companies with extra space have opened up desks to coworkers
1. Baltimore City Community College 2. Baltimore Hebrew University 3. Baltimore International College 4. College of Notre Dame 5. Coppin State College 7. Johns Hopkins, Homewood C 8. Johns Hopkins, East Baltimore 9. Loyola University, Maryland 10. Maryland Institute College of Art BD 11. Morgan State F 13. Peabody Institute A 14. Sojourner-Douglass College GE 15. St. Mary’s Seminary 21. University of Baltimore 22. University of Maryland, Baltimore A. Emerging Technologies Center & The B. Highlandtown Arts District C. Station North Arts District D. UMD BioPark E. Capital Studios F. Betamore G. Sizeable Spaces
A New Spatial Model “Find Your Tribe…” → CoWorking – CoLocation→ Expanding a Bio-Only Focus to Include Media, IT, Gaming → Cool Neighborhoods + Transit