Why Miami

WHY (the future of your business is) MIAMI


Across the city, people are working together in new ways and in new spaces. From industry incubators and tech accelerators, from startup hubs to medical research labs, from projects in the creative fields to diverse place-making initiatives, there’s a new generation of communities working together to build the future of our region.


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Why Miami?

Aside from these visible markers of progress in our startup ecosystem, we are also seeing increasing regional connectivity. Gradually, the public sector is participating more actively in the conversation about what drives responsible economic development and how to make sure this topic is placed within a more holistic picture that includes all of the other issues that impact South Florida. More and more, there is a discussion about how we nuance entrepreneurship (hint: it’s not just tech), how we drive our local companies to grow, and how we ensure that these topics are not a spectator sport for the few, but an inclusive landscape for the many. The pace of progress is accelerating, and so are our best practices around accountability, metrics, and storytelling.


Although South Florida is still a young region with many challenges ahead, it gathers a robust list of resources – entrepreneurs, universities, foundations, corporations, funding sources, its demographic location and transit patterns – that make it a unique, thriving, and exciting place to be. It is for this reason that CIC chose to expand here from Boston, and out of that same logic and admiration that we brought forth the “Why Miami” project. Our goal is to feature the many stakeholders working here and to present a more complex narrative of what our city has to offer. We hope this encourages other companies to see Miami in their launch and growth plans and that this site is a resource in helping others transition into our ecosystem.


This project is meant to be dynamic, a work in progress - send us your suggestions to miami@cic.com





Why Miami?

Life here

The people building the next era of our city aren’t solely focused on technology or startups, and that’s a good thing. We’re investing deeply in community initiatives, nonprofit work, art and culture, food and nightlife.

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Your dollar goes further — Florida has no income tax, a favorable corporate tax rate, and a lower cost-of-living than most major cities


Weather — 230 sunny days a year

Culture — leading projects in experiential, performing & visual arts. over 85 art institutions

The deciding factors for Instacart to expand to Miami were the demand we saw based on website hits and app downloads, the size of the market, and the presence of our retail partners here; that coupled with our unstoppable ambition of delivering unmelted ice cream to Miamianos in the middle of August, of course.
— Instacart
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At Cambridge Innovation Center, our mission is to change the world through innovation. With five global locations, we are developing ecosystems that allow exceptional entrepreneurs to create new products and companies better and faster.

We connect a relentless focus on the entrepreneur with a community investment in innovation districts: to build a true ecosystem that helps innovators thrive and succeed.

You grow your business. We take care of the rest.

Angel Investors

40+ venture capital funds Seed & Angel Investors

Accelerate - Mentor - Grow

10+ accelerators and incubators


why miami?


We think a great community for innovation is about more than where you put your laptop.

That’s why CIC Miami includes laboratory space for entrepreneurs who are developing everything from medicine to makeup.

CIC Miami launched in October 2016 in the Allapattah/Overtown neighborhood, in partnership with the University of Miami.

At CIC Miami, we have 80,000 square feet of capacity to house more than 500 startup companies across a plurality of sectors.

CIC expanded to Miami to help anchor an innovation district that will serve all of Latin America.



• Flexible 30-day terms
• 24/7 building access
Private offices
Private labs
Shared wet lab with extensive shared equipment and resources
• Co-working space
• Event space
• Fully stocked kitchens
• High-speed internet
• Unmetered usage of 26 conference rooms & 14 phone booths
• Unmetered printing/copying
• Mail & guest reception services (business commercial address)


A great startup culture isn’t just about the big numbers; it’s also about community, engagement and activation.
Weekly Community events
• Access to free advice/mentoring through weekly office hours w/ vetted experts, investors & service providers across all fields such as legal, accounting, human resources, investment seeking and preparation, marketing & branding
• Access to our private event spaces
• Access to programming, including wellness offerings such as meditation and yoga


By now it’s clear: we love Miami. We want you to love it, too. Let us know when you’re coming to town, and we’ll provide:
• 2 weeks of free coworking space at CIC Miami
• Introductions to leading locals in your fields of interest
• Meetings around Miami’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
• Extended period in coworking at a discounted rate

Venture cafe miami

Venture Café Miami is a nonprofit organization that seeks to grow Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and better connected locally, nationally, and globally. Venture Cafe hosts their public, free gathering at CIC Miami every Thursday from 4-9pm to bring together innovators and entrepreneurs to engage in spontaneous conversations and curated programming. 



why miami?

CIC locations

Boston, MA | Cambridge, MA | Miami, FL

Rotterdam, The Netherlands | St. Louis, MO


Coming soon

Philadelphia, PA | Providence, RI


1951 NW 7th Avenue

6th Floor

Miami, FL 33136





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