Social Impact at CIC Philadelphia

CIC Philadelphia strives to provide a positive, collaborative, and business-enhancing workspace for all entrepreneurs.

Social impact touches all areas of our community and economy. To us, having a positive impact means leveraging your perspective to think globally and act locally. CIC is both a global network of thousands of entrepreneurs as well as a local Philadelphia community, both of which you have access to.

A man and a woman talking while walking down a hallway at CIC Philadelphia
Open Access Founders and Social Impact Cohort members, Tiffany Stanard and Jeffrey Friedman.

Our Social Impact Cohort

The companies in our Social Impact Cohort will work in an environment that encourages collaboration, learning opportunities, and interaction. Access to weekly programming through CIC and local partners will provide cohort members educational and networking opportunities. 


A select group of socially focused organizations striving to put innovation at the forefront and work towards solving some of the world’s toughest challenges. Applications from non-profit and for profit businesses are welcome. And, for the first time, we are excited to invite lab businesses to apply.


CIC Philly’s Social Impact Cohort is a small group of intentionally chosen, socially driven entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofits. Being a member of CIC means you’re interested in helping to make the world a better place, and we’re excited to be a part of your journey.


Applications are open from July 24 to September 29, 2023. Acceptance notices will be sent out by end of October, 2023.

Cohort runs from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024

Members of Philadelphia's social impact cohort pose for photo at CIC Philadelphia

Since opening, CIC Philadelphia has donated

  • $400,000 in workspace, event space, & services

  • $200,000 in community donations

  • 200+ hours volunteered by CIC staff and clients

Shop Local

CIC always strives buy local and we encourage our clients to as well. Please see the University City District West Philadelphia Business Directory for local restaurants, retail, recreation and refreshment.

Partner Organizations

CIC believes partnerships bring value to our clients, and we are always looking to build strategic partnerships with local non-profit and social impact organizations. Reach out to to learn more.

Thank you for your interest in the CIC Philadelphia Social Impact Cohort

Now accepting applications for the 2023 cohort.

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