Tim Rowe is an entrepreneur, community builder, and expert on how to foster innovation within organizations. Born and raised in Cambridge, MA, he is the Founder and CEO of the Cambridge Innovation Center, the largest facility in the US dedicated to housing early stage technology businesses.The CIC houses approximately 350 startup and early stage technology companies, and is perhaps the densest collection of startups anywhere in the world. The Boston Globe has described the CIC as “what may just be the most important building in Greater Boston.” Google, Inc. began in New England within the Cambridge Innovation Center, as did Great Point Energy and many others. Approximately 550 companies have gotten their start at CIC since it was founded in 1999. At last count about $1.1B had been invested by venture capitalists in these companies.Tim is also a Founder and Venture Partner with New Atlantic Ventures, a $120M early stage venture fund based in Kendall Square, Cambridge. Notable past investments include EnerNOC, a leader in demand-response energy management, and Qliance, a Seattle-based company revolutionizing how primary care is delivered.Tim’s past work includes 4 years with Boston Consulting Group in Boston, Madrid, Tokyo and Singapore; a two year stint as a lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; and a role in organizing the “Woodstock of the Web” at CERN in 1994.Tim is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management and Amherst College. He is fluent in Japanese and Spanish, and speaks basic Mandarin Chinese.Tim was named one of Boston’s “40 under 40” young business leaders by the Boston Business Journal, and was elected in the Spring of 2009 as President of the Kendall Square Association, which he helped found. The KSA seeks to improve, promote and protect this important global technology hub.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Tim Rowe and other top speakers and celebrities.