Mimir was founded in 2014 by Prahasith Veluvolu, Jacobi Petrucciani, and Colton Voege while they were attending Purdue University. The company’s core product, Mimir Classroom, is an educational technology platform unique to computer science courses and was created to improve the student experience, all while saving instructors time. Students from more than 70 universities now receive increased feedback from their instructors as assignments are instantaneously auto-graded and checked for plagiarism. Mimir Classroom currently supports 40+ programming languages.
10 W market st, suite 820 | Indianapolis, in
Square Footage: 3,200
Employee Count: 14
Year of Buildout: 2017
General Contractor: Zeller Realty
Architect / Interiors: Mimir team members
How does your space drive productivity, collaboration and connectivity?
Our open floor plan and pod-style desk formations were built out with collaboration in mind. In addition, each space can be treated as a meeting place and mobility is encouraged. Employees are free to meet or work independently in the kitchen, conference room, lounging areas, or within their own desk pod - depending on the topic of conversation and the teammates with whom they are collaborating. This allows people with different working styles to choose a spot that appeals to them and facilitates cross-departmental conversation. In keeping with this theme, wheeled white boards make for easy brainstorming at a moment’s notice, while a chalkboard and cork board in the kitchen serve as a place for taking a break to doodle, share upcoming events or read the weekly newsletter.
What is the one thing that is unforgettable when someone walks through your space?
While a sea of monitors may be a familiar sight within a tech company, the most memorable part about our space is its brightness and raw textures; this includes exposed concrete and duct work and natural wood floors. We feel that the bright color scheme and openness of the office evokes a sense of mental clarity, which also aids productivity.
How does your space tell your company’s story and reflect its brand?
Beyond the Mimir-orange accents, allusions to the company’s roots can be found throughout the office. One major turning point in our history was the decision to remain in the Midwest - specifically in Indianapolis - rather than relocate to the tech Mecca of Silicon Valley. As a tribute to that milestone, we dedicated the east wall of our kitchen to all things Indiana.
How does your space engage your employee base?
One of our core values that we practice on a daily basis is, “if we don’t know how to do something, we’ll find out.” None of our employees are architects or an interior designers, but we try not to limit ourselves to our respective job descriptions. Instead, we took furnishing and decorating the space into our own hands and allowed everyone to have a say in the final product. As a result, there are plenty of personal touches throughout the space, from a poster of a crowd-favorite television series to succulents chosen by our summer Xterns.