June 7, 2021
FORT WAYNE – The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne is introducing a Safe Spaces Program, a flexible workspace design for area entrepreneurs and startup businesses looking for safe and productive office environments. The NIIC says its program transforms traditional cubicle design in its coworking areas into customized office pods to protect individuals and their business assets.
“The NIIC is committed to creating more options and choices to support the demands and requirements of post-pandemic entrepreneurs,” stated Karl LaPan, president of The NIIC. “Through a partial grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, The NIIC is excited to offer new and flexible place-making options for entrepreneurs to grow and build their businesses.”
In collaboration with YOURspace, The NIIC says it is offering two new innovative office experiences.
The first is called Cabana, which provides an alternative to informal workspaces, such as coffee shops, public places, or the garage. The second is called Office Oasis, which The NIIC says replaces open cubicles with an enclosed modular office.
“Now more than ever, entrepreneurs and small businesses want to get back to a safe, productive work environment,” said Mike Fritsch, director of revenue and senior entrepreneur in residence at The NIIC. “They miss the entrepreneurial community, connectedness, and culture of working with and interacting with others. These innovative experiences offer more options for returning to an office environment.”