This is a cool, creative idea.
The Durham Chamber put together a package to lure a startup to set up downtown Durham, NC. They are giving away the world's smallest office, which they are calling The Smoffice. It will be located in the front window of Beyu Caffe, which will get a ton of visibility and is a heavily trafficked restaurant and coffee shop. The winning startup gets the space for six months along with a free downtown condo at Mangum 506 and support from service providers.
Applications open Wednesday, February 29 and close on Friday, March 30. The winning company will be selected Friday, April 13 and the company will be in Durham starting on May 1.
Durham is quickly becoming a startup hub. By giving away the space for this length of time and giving away a free condo with it, it looks like they are trying to encourage a startup from outside the Triangle to relocate.