QCI Grand Opening Attracts Over 350!

October 8, 2013 (Quincy , MA) – The grand opening of the Quincy Center for Innovation (QCI) was held on October 1, 2013. The QCI was established by Quincy 2000 Collaborative, the economic development agency of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Eastern Nazarene College and the City of Quincy and is located at ENC’s Old Colony Business Administration Building, 180 Old Colony Avenue in Quincy. The QCI’s mission is to help build great companies and provide them with the space and resources that they need to achieve that goal.

The opening event featured Mayor Koch as the keynote speaker, alongside Gregory Bialecki, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Robert Coughlin - President and CEO, Mass Bio, Alicia Barton - CEO, MassCEC and Angus McQuilken - Vice President Mass. Life Sciences Center.

“Business growth and entrepreneurship are at the heart of our City’s great future, and the new Quincy Center for Innovation is a great example of what can happen when our stakeholders in government, business and the community come together and think creatively about ways to promote and sustain new growth in our City. The Chamber of Commerce and ENC deserve great credit for this exciting initiative, and I am thrilled that the City of Quincy will be a partner,” said Mayor Thomas P. Koch.

Over 350 people were in attendance to learn more about the QCI and tour the facility.
Startups are invited to apply to the QCI, and applications are on a rolling basis, available online at www.quincyinno.com Each resident business will gain exposure to a rich eco-system, designed to help entrepreneurs and individuals with a business concept grow and floursh.

Several companies have already joined the Quincy Center for Innovation. These include: Velesco Pharma, Pivotal Aero Turbines, R.IS.E. Worldwide, Cbay, 30hands Learning, Dreamech, JR Stack Creative, My Funding Place, and Neutrasafe.