Entrepreneur's Accelerator Program

Boston Landing was created to address the growing need to give personalized service and customized programs to international organizations seeking to enter the Massachusetts technology supercluster and the U.S. market to raise capital, seek partners, or grow their business. The program combines office space at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), an entrepreneur community in the heart of the Cambridge, Massachusetts innovation cluster, with the coaching, mentoring, consulting and sector expertise of Boston Landing. The programs are focused specifically on helping companies in technology sectors such as life sciences, clean tech and high tech and they can support companies ranging from early-stage to commercial organizations.

Boston Landing's approach is designed to maximize the value of a company's stay in Boston. The team works with its clients before they arrive and during their stay in Boston and is also available once companies return to their home country.

Boston Landing offers a core program and a supplemental group of services, which are customized to meet the needs and budget of clients but are also flexible, as we recognize that their needs often evolve during their stay. The entire Boston Landing team engages with all companies, and each company is assigned a mentor/coach. A key part of the mentor/coach’s role is to maximize the client’s access to information and relationships and to ensure that the client achieves his or her specific goals. This approach also creates a sustainable relationship that can continue when the client returns home, with the mentor/coach positioned to support the client as needed.


Pre-departure preparation

This is an early opportunity for the team to begin relationship building with the executives from the company, answering questions as well as laying the groundwork for working with them in Boston:


CIC office space

CIC offers shared or dedicated "branded" office space at the Cambridge Innovation Center, in the heart of the innovation capital, which has a wide range of space configurations and a comprehensive set of shared space, business and technology services. There are over 600 companies at the CIC in many technology sectors and at all stages of development.


Business orientation

The goal of the orientation is to enable companies to "hit the ground running" in Boston, to minimize the time it takes them to acclimate to the environment and take maximum advantage of their time in Boston to advance their businesses. The two-day orientation will include group sessions and one-on-one meetings to ascertain companies' specific needs. The program will include:


Mentoring and coaching


Company-specific networking and educational opportunities


Access to professional service providers


Business co-ordination at CIC