5030 Oaklawn Drive

Starfire’s Nonprofit Building Incubator

Are you a nonprofit or civic leader looking to be part of a space with other social innovators, movers and shakers, community builders? Starfire provides space to nonprofits, business associations and civic groups with aligned mission to create inclusive opportunities in the city of Cincinnati. 


Sharing an office space creates greater access to shared resources, and other potential to collaborate such as joint trainings, networking, and community gatherings. Since our work is all about relationships, we see the chance to share office space with other great nonprofits brings more vibrancy to the work we do.

Our tenants are:

• Non-profits leading in social innovation  

• Collaborative local leaders 

• Local companies focused on community and equity

The Space

Design Impact’s offices at Starfire

Design Impact’s offices at Starfire

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The Benefits

• Bike storage

• Onsite and free street parking 

• Shared kitchen 

• Coffee 

• Lounge 


• Conference rooms with reservations

• 24-hour security 

• Shared mailbox 

• Lactation room 

• Shared bathrooms 

• Fully accessible building

Leasing Options 

Desk Space 

• Desk space is available for those interested in an open co-working environment  

Office Rental  

• Office rooms are available for small to medium sized civic organizations and non-profits 

Commercial Rental

• Starfire also rents a 12,000 sq ft office space adjacent to our nonprofit inbubater, that includes a warehouse space and loading dock

If you are interested in leasing an office or desk rental at Starfire please contact us at 5030@starfirecouncil.org

Event Space 

Starfire provides space to nonprofits, business associations and civic groups with aligned mission to create inclusive opportunities in the city of Cincinnati. We do not rent for private parties or events unrelated to this mission. Starfire’s capacity to rent our space is limited. If you are interested in renting a room for your next event, please complete this form and someone will get back to you shortly. 

Event Rental Rates 

$500 for half day up to 4 hours  

$1000 for full day rental up to 8 hours  

Event Space Rental Rules 

  • Rooms must be left in the same condition as they were found. Please remove all personal belongings, trash, etc. from the space when you leave. Renter will be charged for any permanent damage done during the timeframe of their event.   

  • All trash from event must be taken out at end of event to dumpsters; food, beverages and catering taken with you (not left in refrigerator), lights turned off and Nest thermostat returned to ECO setting.   

  • All doors must be locked and ensured closed upon departure.  

  • Be respectful of the space as well as property of our tenants.  Under no circumstances, should guests attempt to enter any private offices.  

  • Starfire is not responsible for the loss of any personal items brought in by guests or left behind during the event. Leftover equipment will become property of Starfire unless other arrangements have been made for pick up ahead of time.   

  • There is absolutely no smoking allowed in the building or near entrances.  Alcohol consumption on premises is permitted by legal age adults and is not provided by Starfire. Renter is subject to abiding by all liquor laws in the state of Ohio.   

  • Starfire has some tables and chairs available depending on your needs. However, we do not provide any set up or tear down assistance. It is the responsibility of renting party to arrange time for set up and allow time for clean up post event. We do not provide any hospitality items, linens, office supplies, copies of documents, or catering arrangements.

  • Starfire does have some equipment for use for AV needs. We cannot guarantee its availability or working order for your event. We do not have a dedicated IT staff on hand to assist with technology set-up. Please plan your event accordingly. 

  • Starfire charges for use by the hour and your rental time should include set up and clean up time. All rental fees must be paid in full one week before event. No refunds are given to cancellations for events.

  • Social Media Promotion for public events: (per request, Starfire depending on our social media calendar may be able to share and help promote your event) Please tag @StarfireCincy in your social posts for IG, FB, Twitter 

Event Space Application

By completing this form, I understand it is a rental request and

does not mean I am guaranteed an event space.

Your Name *
Your Name
Event Date
Event Date
Event Set Up Time
Event Set Up Time
Event Start Time
Event Start Time
Event End Time
Event End Time
*Including clean-up time.
I agree to all rules outlined under the Event Space Rules section on the website *