Downtown Dayton program launches Pop-Up Office

Activated Spaces, an initiative to fill downtown storefronts through the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan, is launching a new phase of the program called Pop-Up Office with the opening of Mitosis in the Walker Building at 14 W. First St.

Mitosis is a full-service creative agency, providing creative, production, and distribution services. This includes digital brand experiences, search engine optimization, Google Analytics, and video production and editing, according to a release.

The Pop-Up Office project is mirrored after Activated Spaces’ successful Pop-Up Project, which traditionally focused on matching retail- and restaurant-based business owners with downtown property owners who have first floor space available for occupancy.

The Activated Spaces team is launching this new initiative to attract start-ups and other small businesses that will add energy and vibrancy to downtown office buildings. The project launched Catapult Creative as a pilot office tenant in 2014 to test the viability of a pop-up office space. After seeing the success of this business, the team is excited to expand into selection rounds strictly geared toward office space seekers, according to a release.

“This is something we’ve been looking at for a couple years,” said Pop-Up Project leader Elise Huelskamp in a release. “As the project continued to be a success, we wanted to see what we could tackle next in order to grow and develop the program, and we felt we could apply it to the concept of short-term, office-space leasing. We’re excited to add a great new business in Mitosis to downtown and hope we can continue to grow our office space tenants.”