Innovators come to CIC to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Discover their impact in the Spring 2023 issue of CIC Magazine.

I’m a lifelong fan of CIC. HubSpot was born at CIC, and literally grew up there. It allowed Brian (my co-founder) and I to focus on our business instead of worrying about everything else. I just loved the energy of the place and having so many other startups all around us. It’s a special place.

Dharmesh Shah | Co-Founder, HubSpot

By the numbers

We’ve created spaces for entrepreneurs to convene and share resources, and have seen firsthand how proximity spurs connection and facilitates impactful collaboration. Over the years, we’ve expanded our innovation campus model to span four continents serving more than 9,000 clients to date.  

Map of CIC global presence, including innovation campuses, Venture Cafe programming, affiliates and consulting services.
Illustration of number of clients at CIC
Illustration of VC funds raised by CIC companies
Two people talking in a common space at CIC
Common space at CIC with mixed seating
Common space at CIC with soft seating

Proven solutions for a hybrid future

The way we work is changing. If 2020 and 2021 proved that teams can operate remotely in a tech-enabled world, 2022’s return to the office demonstrated the unique value of in-person connection.

Companies are embracing hybrid work styles that give their teams the flexibility to toggle between the physical and virtual workplaces. According to Forbes, 63 percent of high-revenue growth companies have adopted this philosophy.

When COVID-19 forced our global team to work from home, we realized that decentralized operations could help us better serve our clients in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. CIC not only offered us a customized hybrid solution that gave us a path forward, it also made us part of an ecosystem of innovative entrepreneurs.

Frances Reid | Chief Operating Officer, Root Capital

The shape of Tokyo in 2022

During the pandemic, we took a bold step of opening a state-of-the-art innovation campus in the heart of Tokyo. We partnered with award-winning architect Tetsuo Kobori to build this world-class facility, which houses over 250 members and has quickly become the center of innovation in Japan.

Prime Minister Kishida speaking at CIC Tokyo
A new era of innovation

In early 2022, CIC Tokyo proudly welcomed Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in an event that sparked worldwide media attention. PM Kishida declared 2022 “the year of the startup,” and discussed how governmental programs can support innovation and drive economic growth.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike speaking at CIC Tokyo
Big moves foster collaboration

In August 2022, the office of Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced their move to a new satellite office at CIC Tokyo. The aim to strengthen ties between public sector and startups maintains momentum through early 2023.

Making space for tomorrow’s biotech solutions

According to Vision Research Reports, the global cell and gene therapy market is expected to reach a $42.56 billion market by 2030. In 2021, we initiated a major $11 million expansion of our 137,00- square-foot campus in Philadelphia, converting two floors—approximately 50,000 square feet—into additional lab space. As of summer 2022, it is the largest commercial shared wet lab in the world and our largest lab location.

Group of diverse technicians wearing face masks and coats working together with samples at a table in a lab

CIC has given us the ability to focus on the science behind our technology by not only providing laboratory spaces but also community resources. Overall, our time here has been made easier by the amenities provided, including a generic lab supply stock room, common space, equipment, and networking with our peers.

Lea De Rosa | Senior Lab Manager, Cabaletta Bio

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