“How CIC Miami dominated Miami’s startup ecosystem in less than a year”

The New Tropic recently covered CIC Miami (and said some really nice things!) Read more here, or check out an excerpt below:

“As with any good metropolis, Miami’s startup success is scattered across a couple key neighborhoods, like Wynwood, Brickell, and Lincoln Road. But a focal point has emerged inside a single building on the border of Overtown and Allapattah.

In less than a year, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) Miami, located in the old UM Life Science & Technology Park building off I-95, has grown into a launch pad for some of the city’s most promising startups. Two of the three top winners in this year’s Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge, Cargo42 and Caribu, call CIC home. The third winner, Apollonix, only recently left. Since launching in October, CIC has grown to 170 clients. All through word of mouth.

‘We visited a few co-working spaces but we were sure that CIC was THE place for us,’ Alfredo Keri, co-founder of Cargo 42, said in an email, citing CIC’s flexibility, convenience, and value. ‘The Miami team has always been amazingly helpful and just great people to be around.’

The rest of the startup and tech community has taken notice. Wifredo Fernandez, cofounder of The LAB and a director of StartUP FIU, said he now sees CIC as essential to the long-term growth of Miami’s startup ecosystem.

‘CIC has brought scale, expertise and an expansive network,’ he said in an email. ‘[They] have created a new center of gravity by being open, inclusive and relentlessly innovative in their programming.'”

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