It has never been easier to connect with businesses, residents, and visitors in Kendall Square. KSA membership includes the following marketing and communication benefits:

  • Company and event listings online
  • Listing in a KSA preferred vendor services directory
  • Announcements in @KendallNow weekly e-newsletter 
  • Promotion and visibility on social media
  • Press highlights of member news and work


The KSA hosts monthly programs for members, and the broader community, designed to provide opportunities to network and share ideas with some of the nation's best and brightest. KSA events include:

  • Annual community-wide programs like the Kendall Square Challenge and Kendall EatUp
  • Monthly Lunch & Learn programs on a diverse set of community and professional development topics
  • Quarterly Third Thursday networking events, each with a spotlighted nonprofit organization


Being a KSA member is about more than promoting your business, its about being a part of the exciting work of making Kendall Square a great place to live, work, play, and learn. On behalf of our members, the KSA provides:

  • Local and state government relations - including advocacy on issues of economic development, transportation, and the public realm
  • Volunteer opportunities for employees through nonprofit partnerships
  • KSA space in the heart of Kendall Square available for events and small meetings


KSA Member - Thank you for your interest in joining the Kendall Square Association! We welcome all businesses, companies and organizations that have a physical presence in Kendall Square. To be considered to have a presence in Kendall Square, you must work, live, or own property within the geographical area defined as Kendall Square: a 10-minute walking circle from the Kendall/MIT MBTA Station (see map here.)

KSA Affiliate Member - Our newest membership category! With the rapid growth of Kendall comes a parallel growth of the population doing business here. As a result we have created Affiliate membership for companies that seek to participate in the Kendall Square economy but are not necessarily located in Kendall. We are excited to welcome those outside the neighborhood that have a vested interest in growing the community in a thoughtful and sustainable manner.

LEE MCGUIRE Chief Communications Offer, The Broad Institute

We are members of the KSA in part because Kendall Square is creating the future of medicine. The deep connections here -- between academia and industry, physicians and researchers, software engineers and entrepreneurs, and beyond -- are powerful and unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Through the KSA, we can help sustain and enhance this incredible community.

KSA connects MassBio to our community, allowing us to engage on economic development, transportation and planning issues vital to the future of the industry here in Kendall Square.

ROBERT K. COUGHLIN President & CEO, MassBio