The mission of the CIC Wellness team is to enhance and energize 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. Our ever-expanding curriculum now includes weekly guided meditation and yoga, tai chi, rotating fitness classes, running groups, and monthly seminar series designed to connect local wellness experts with the CIC community. We believe these resources have the power to transform individual movement into community inspiration and strength.
Amazon Web Services has a free program for startups at CIC called AWS Activate, which provides you with the following:
– $5,000 in AWS credits valid for 2 years.
– Free access to the AWS Essentials 1 day web-based or instructor-led training (normally ~$600/course), plus 8 tokens for self-paced labs (normally ~$30/lab).
– Two months of premium AWS Business Support (up to $5,000).
– Free access to 1:1 virtual office hours with AWS solutions architects.
– Special offers from other companies that help startups, including Chef, Bitnami, Amazon Payments, SOASTA, Podio, CopperEgg and more.
To get signed up, email email@example.com
BizSpark is a suite of Microsoft products, services, and credits designed to give startups the tools they need (software, licenses, tech support, cloud services), as well as market visibility in their network at no cost for 3 years. CIC has recently become a network partner, which means that, as a CIC client, you don’t need to apply directly to Microsoft for to receive these benefits, CIC can pre-approve you.
To qualify, Microsoft requires that your company be less than five years old, be privately held, have less than $1 million (U.S.) in revenue, and be developing software. At the end of three years, companies graduate, retaining perpetual licenses to all the software used while in the program and significant discounts on support and new software. While pre-approval is a benefit for CIC clients only, your Bizspark membership is not contingent on you remaining a CIC client. Once you have been approved, the benefits are yours as long as Bizspark allows.
To learn more about the program, please visit the BizSpark website (http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/about/default.aspx). If you are interested, please fill out this form (http://goo.gl/forms/Z5nzXjdIcv) and someone on CIC staff will reach out to you with a pre-approved registration link. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rackspace Startup Program
Through CIC’s partnership with Rackspace, CIC startups can now apply to RackSpace’s Startup Program. Qualifying startups can get $2,000 per month credit for a year on public cloud, private cloud, or dedicated server hosting (or a combination of all three), up to $24,000 in credit total. In addition, you get free access to 24/7 app architecture support, promotion, and business and brand mentorship. You can apply by following this link: apply.rackspacestartups.com/apply/cic
Save 66% through CIC’s corporate membership with Hubway: your bike sharing system in Metro-Boston. Standard Annual Membership cost is $85, but through this program, you pay only $37.50 per year.
Once you’ve signed up, you can take a Hubway bike from any Hubway station and, so long as you return it to any Hubway station within 30 minutes, it’s free. If you keep it longer, you pay.
Email your community support team for the registration code to take advantage of our corporate account.
We have arranged a discount with Zipcar, a company that provides rental cars by the hour and by the day at many convenient locations, nationwide. Annual memberships are usually $175 but CIC clients only pay $35 per year. On our account, you’ll also see lower hourly and daily rates.
Email us for a promotional code for $35 in free driving when you sign up. You can get started at www.zipcar.com/cic.
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We have a Corporate Class account with Enterprise, who used to have an office at 1 Broadway. It gives you significant discounts when renting within New England, and discounts outside of New England as well.
For the corporate class number and PIN, email your community support team.
Many of our staff are notaries public, and notarizations for our clients are free. To set up a notarization, just email us at email@example.com and someone will reach out to you to schedule a time.
CIC has partnered with UPS directly to offer CIC clients up to 32% off on shipping. Visit savewithups.com/cic to view the discount chart and to sign up.
UPS also offers information and guidance on a variety of services, from shipping logistics to shipment insurance to customs management to capital investment. If you are interested in learning more about what UPS has to offer CIC clients, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIC has partnered with Cubiq to bring on-demand storage services to the CIC Cambridge and Boston communities. Sometimes it makes more sense to use that extra office space for people instead of stuff!
CIC members get up to 20% off with Cubiq. Once you sign up, Cubiq will drop storage “cubes” to CIC for you, you can fill them up, take a picture for reference, and have access to them whenever you need.
You are welcome to use this discount both for business and personal storage. Email your community support team for the voucher code.
We believe it’s important to offer opportunities for young people to participate in entrepreneurship and the local innovation ecosystem. For this reason, the Cambridge Youth Outreach Group facilitates three rounds of high school internships annually – two series of winter internships from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and the Community Charter School of Cambridge, and a round of summer interns through the City of Cambridge.
To make it easier for companies to hire interns, CIC waives per-person fees for high school interns that come through our program.
If you are interested in hosting a high school intern or would like more information, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Cambridge Youth Outreach Group
Are you interested in getting involved with supporting professional development for local young people? CIC’s Cambridge Youth Outreach Group offers opportunities to mentor, volunteer, and support for community youth groups and afterschool programs. We know that entrepreneurs are busy, so we offer many levels of commitment – as simple as a one-hour Minute Mentor session or as involved as sponsoring a local youth through Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Examples of our volunteer opportunities include serving on a career panel for high school students, facilitating an elementary school field trip, and professional coaching for student entrepreneurs.
For more information or to sign up for our emails, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.