Cambridge Innovation Center Wins ‘Best Coworking Space’ Award

Prestigious recognition comes directly from local startup community 

BOSTON— Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), a global leader in building and operating innovation communities, is proud to be named Best Coworking Space in Startup Boston’s first-ever Community Awards. The award celebrates the coworking space that “is constantly creating opportunities for the startup community to connect and learn from one another.” It represents grassroots recognition from Greater Boston’s entrepreneurs, startup leaders and employees, investors, and mentors.

“It is such an honor to be recognized as the best coworking space by the local startup community that we are so passionate about serving. CIC itself grew from a few MIT entrepreneurs with startup ideas who thought it would be good to share an office. That humble concept caught on like wildfire and, over 20 years, has evolved into what CIC is today,” said Mark Moreau, general manager for CIC Massachusetts. “Startup Boston and its band of movers and shakers are near and dear to us, and this award tells us we are achieving our goal of providing an entrepreneurial ecosystem and growth platform for innovators.”

Startup Boston’s Community Awards are a first-of-its-kind effort from the all-volunteer organization. Award nominations from the local startup community are narrowed down by a panel of judges, and winners are determined from three finalists in each of 13 categories through an open vote among the community. 

“Our award-winners truly represent the best and brightest of Greater Boston as determined by the professionals who live and work here,” said Stephanie Roulic, founder and CEO of Startup Boston. “We wanted to create a process that allows everyone to have a say in who is standing out in the region. The winners and nominees are companies that are doing visibly great work, supporting their communities, innovating, giving back, and acting as a driving force for social good.”

Judges for the inaugural Startup Boston’s Community Awards include entrepreneur and investor David Chang, Boston Business Journal Technology Reporter Lucia Maffei, and Mark Hardie, director of the Entrepreneur and Innovation Center at Framingham State University.

“Boston has an incredible number of promising companies and founders, and all of the winners, finalists, and nominees deserve recognition,” said David Chang, entrepreneur/angel investor and director of the Babson Summer Venture Program. “It shows that the people that make up Greater Boston’s startup community are plugged into what’s happening around them and are so supportive of each other’s good work. I’m proud to be a part of such a vibrant and inclusive community, and to have played a role in this process.”

Following the official announcement today, the award winners will be recognized during Startup Boston Week (September 20–24). To learn more about the awards and how you can catch the recognition ceremony, visit

About CIC

CIC is a global leader in building and operating innovation communities. Founded in 1999 with a single location in Kendall Square, we now own and operate more than 1 million square feet of shared workspace and event space in Boston, Cambridge, Miami, Philadelphia, Providence, Rotterdam, St. Louis, Warsaw, and Tokyo. Our collaborative work environments support thousands of individuals in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors who are focused on innovating solutions to local and global problems.

Guided by the belief that stronger innovation ecosystems help to propel economic development and social impact, CIC has cofounded a number of mission-aligned organizations including Venture Café, our primary nonprofit programming partner, and CIC Health, a COVID-19 response subsidiary. We invite you to learn more at

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