Our Story

CIC’s flagship location was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1999 in Kendall Square, and has since become an established critical mass of thriving innovative companies. Dozens of successful companies have grown to prominence while housed at CIC, including Hubspot, MassChallenge, GreatPoint Energy and Android.  CIC Cambridge's One Broadway location is home to more than $7 billion of venture capital, putting this single CIC location ahead of many nations in terms of total venture capital. 

CIC Cambridge operates in the heart of Kendall Square, a few steps from the red line and easily accessible from Somerville, Arlington, Charlestown, or downtown Boston. Use this walking map to explore!



Event SPaces





Venture Café

The Venture Cafe Foundation is a 501 c3 non-profit organization with a mission to broaden, connect and support an inclusive community through a public network of spaces and programs to help anyone with an idea have the opportunity to succeed.  Its programs include District Hall, a civic innovation center with event and collaboration space, and the Roxbury Innovation Center, an urban neighborhood focused innovation space. It also hosts Venture Café Kendall a weekly gathering for fresh and useful conversations for the Boston entrepreneurial and innovation communities. Venture Café Kendall is held at CIC Cambridge every Thursday from 3–8 p.m.  The Venture Café Foundation’s StartHub program is the most comprehensive online resource center for the Greater Boston innovation community.    The Foundation was founded, incubated and then spun out by CIC. 


C3 - Cambridge Coworking Community

C3 is for startups, freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs who want the "power of community" to work for them. Located in the heart of Kendall square at CIC, C3 is a place where the entrepreneurial vibe is strong, professional, and supportive. C3 is an affordable place to work, to meet colleagues, and to get to know other like-minded professionals in the Boston/Cambridge area.


Lab Central

A 70,000 square-foot facility in the heart of the Kendall Square, Cambridge, biotech innovation hub, LabCentral is a first-of-its-kind shared laboratory space designed as a launchpad for high-potential life-sciences and biotech startups. It offers fully permitted laboratory and office space for as many as 60 startups comprising approximately 200 scientists and entrepreneurs. LabCentral provides first-class facility and administrative support, skilled laboratory personnel, a domain-relevant expert speaker series ‒ as well as the other critical services and support that early-stage companies need to begin laboratory operations on day one.

CIC Programs: 

The CIC Wellness team enhances and energizes our community through innovative mind-body programs that are both convenient and affordable.  As early as 2003, we identified the need to integrate wellness into the entrepreneurial lifestyle and began introducing a variety of offerings, starting with massage therapy. We aspire to educate and provide a path to living every day to its fullest while finding a healthy work-life-balance in the workplace.




1 Broadway, 14th floor, Cambridge MA and 101 Main Street, 14th Floor, Cambridge MA

CIC is located on multiple floors at One Broadway, as well as on the 14th and 15th floors at 101 Main. Both buildings are very close to the Cambridge Marriott Hotel and the Kendall Square MBTA subway station. The main reception for CIC, including C3, is on the 14th floor at One Broadway and also on the 14th floor at 101 Main.

By ‘T’ 
Take the Red Line to the Kendall Square/MIT stop. Exit the T and turn until you are facing the Longfellow Bridge. Walk toward the bridge and look to your left. One Broadway is the tall, gray cement building with vertical windows. Our main reception is on the 14th floor. 101 Main is a little closer to the bridge; it is a large red brick building. Reception is on the 14th floor.

One Broadway: Parking is available underneath the building on the Third Street side. Our main reception is on the 14th floor.

101 Main: Monthly parking can be accessed at the end of the building farthest from the Charles River. Reception is on the 14th floor.

Visitor parking is also available at the Kendall St garage and at the Marriott Hotel garage.

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