Tim Rowe is the Founder and CEO of Cambridge Innovation Center (www.cic.us), which operates the largest facility in the world dedicated to housing startups. Hubspot, Great Point Energy, Gloucester Pharma, Tokai Pharmaceuticals, and many other large success stories have come out of CIC. Approximately $7B of venture capital is headquartered within CIC’s two buildings in Massachusetts, putting it on par with many countries. In addition to its original Cambridge, MA location, CIC opened new facilities in Boston, MA and St. Louis, MO in 2014, and in 2015 its first international expansion project in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In December 2015 CIC opened its newest planned site: Miami. CIC has won Boston Magazine’s “Best Place to Work” award, and houses approximately 900 startup companies today. In addition to his role with CIC, Tim is a Venture Partner and member of the investment committee of New Atlantic Ventures. Mr. Rowe is particularly interested in consumer-facing technology products with mass-market potential. Tim also plays a number of community leadership roles. He is founder and Chairman of the Venture Cafe Foundation, a not for profit that seeks to enhance collaboration within the innovation community, and is a founder and Chairman of Lab|Central, a not for profit that provides facilities for early stage life sciences startups. He serves on the Executive Committee of the New England Venture Capital Association. Earlier in his career, Tim served as a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Manager with the Boston Consulting Group and an analyst with the Mitsubishi Research Institute. Tim speaks Spanish and Japanese fluently. Tim holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BA from Amherst College.