Born and raised in Cambridge, MA, Tim Rowe is the founder and CEO of Cambridge Innovation Center, which houses over 450 start-up companies and is perhaps the densest collection of startups anywhere in the world. Over 1000 companies have gotten their start at CIC since its founding in 1999, and venture capitalists have invested over $1.7B in these companies to date. Tim is also a founder and venture partner with New Atlantic Ventures, a $120M early-stage venture fund based in Kendall Square; a founder and current president of The Kendall Square Association, which seeks to promote the Kendall Square area as a global technology hub; and a founder of the Venture Café Foundation, a nonprofit which hosts the largest weekly networking gatherings for the entrepreneurial community in New England.
A graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management and Amherst College, Tim has testified before the Senate Banking Committee and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship as well as met with senior White House officials on promoting entrepreneurship at a national level. He was named one of Boston’s “40 under 40” young business leaders by the Boston Business Journal and currently serves on several boards. He is fluent in Japanese and Spanish, and speaks basic Mandarin Chinese.
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