Cambridge Innovations


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Why work for us

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) is an American real estate services company which bills itself as a "community of entrepreneurs". The company was founded in 1999 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduates Timothy Rowe and Andrew Olmsted. CIC was founded in 1999 in 2,700 square feet (250 m2) at 238 Main St in Kendall Square (also the home of the MIT Treasurers office). In April 2001 it grew to 18,000 square feet (1,700 m2) across the street at One Broadway. An unusual office design garnered its new office the Honor Award for Design Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects for 2000. It continued to grow, doubling in size twice by 2004, reaching 71,000 square feet (6,600 m2) and 75 companies. In December 2006, a major transformer fire in an NSTAR electrical vault in the basement of One Broadway led to the building and the CIC being closed for 5 weeks. The 150 companies located in the building at that time, including Google, had to be relocated on an emergency basis in space provided by MIT.