In light of this past week's FCC vote to end Net Neutrality, CIC would like to affirm our own commitment to Net Neutrality. We do not and will not block, limit, or filter the use of particular websites or services on the internet connection that we provide to our clients.
In honor of green industry and innovation month, we’d like to shine a quick spotlight on CIC’s internal efforts to go green!
Two small but mighty CIC crews, the Planeteers and the Kitchens Team, are jointly leading a grassroots effort to institutionalize the 3 “R’s” – Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle – within CIC’s day-to-day operations. Below you will find a quick reference guide on some of the current initiatives.
If you’re from the Boston/Cambridge area and in the innovation community, it’s very likely that you’ve found yourself at Venture Café Kendall recently, hosted every Thursday at CIC Cambridge. These events are inarguably the preeminent networking gathering in the area. As a matter of fact, several hundred people attend each week.We’re going to highlight one of Venture Café Kendall’s rarer events, Mini-Conferences.
I was introduced to the hardware side of Scitus Engineering, including their parent company CCG (Central Centerless Grinding), Mark Flanagan (CEO) and James Paolino (CTO). These two are the perfect pair: the smartest guy in science class and the best guy in shop class became best friends and great partners with Scitus when their interests crossed paths at their mutual passion for engineering.
At CIC we strive to create a platform where bright minds of all origins can work together to change the world for the better. Our job is to facilitate great ideas by removing obstacles from entrepreneurs and innovators. To actualize possibility. We would be mistaken if we thought that racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia are not barriers to this.
Product designers from four Boston-area startups recently met up at Fab@CIC to talk about the role prototyping plays in their process. Up front on the panel were Mariya Sitnova from Emulate (organs on chips), Josh Forman from Confer Health (at-home diagnostic kits), Nick Lancaster from Ecovent (room by room temperature control), and Jason Ray of Paperless Parts (“Kayak for manufacturers”).
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 are also some pretty great things that I’m looking forward to seeing and doing in this half of the building.
This week we return to Cambridge with our client spotlights. Meet the executive director of SoLNA. !Marc Waxman – Executive Director of The Society for Organizational Learning, North America (SoL NA). SoL NA was founded in part by Peter Senge (author of The Fifth Discipline and senior lecturer right across the street at MIT).
In our first post-Thanksgiving spotlight we return to Boston. The team at Insight Data Science is ensuring a whole new generation of data scientists has the skills it needs on two coasts! April Minsky, Program Coordinator for the Boston Health Data Program at Insight Data Science.
Beginning with the 2016 tax year, eligible small businesses and their owners can claim the R&D credit against their alternative minimum tax liability. Eligible small businesses include partnerships, sole proprietorships, and privately held corporations whose average, annual receipts for the 3-year tax-period preceding the tax year claiming the credit do not exceed $50 million. Kevin P Martin Associates
n any given day there are hundreds of entrepreneurs, businessmen and women, visitors, and innovators of all ages and stages coming to work and witness the goings-on within the walls of CIC. With so much energy and potential buzzing through the halls, it’s no wonder a group of “CICers” were inspired to tackle the blank canvas of those walkways.
The City of Newton, MassChallenge, and CIC have partnered to open Newton Innovation Center, a startup-friendly collaborative workspace. NIC is a resource open to local entrepreneurs of all backgrounds to make an impact locally and globally, with programming aimed towards giving young people access to the innovation economy. It is open to CIC clients and MassChallenge 2015 alums.
The definition of a diet is “a special course of food to which one restricts oneself.” Special? Restrict? In our experience with clients, particularly those with the entrepreneurial spirit, the idea of “special” and “restriction” does not sit well.