Bamboo’s new space is designed to be earthy, colorful, creative, welcoming and an inviting place for all people to participate in Detroit’s revitalization Downtown. Shared workspace and resource help new ideas and businesses get off the ground, and professionals to network and grow. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us Detroit)

   

 
 

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Nick Weise, VP, Michigan Market, Rightsize Furniture; Mike Ferlito Co-owner Bamboo Detroit; Amanda Lewan, Co-owner, Bamboo Detroit; Justin Morelock, Founder, NXT Design. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us Detroit)

  Bamboo Detroit officially opens new location inside 1420 Washington Blvd

The new location will serve up to 300 entrepreneurs and expand services for a home grown entrepreneurial movement.

DETROIT - Bamboo Detroit, the city’s largest home-grown co-working community, has officially opened their 6,000 sq. ft. shared workspace inside the Julian C. Madison Building at 1420 Washington Blvd in downtown Detroit. The new facility will better serve Detroit’s entrepreneurs and creatives with shared co-working office space and new private offices. Bamboo is expanding their programming, events, and resources to supporting up to 300 entrepreneurs.

“Bamboo’s new space is designed to be earthy, colorful, and creative,” said Co-founder & CEO Amanda Lewan. “We are a welcoming and inviting place for all people to participate in Detroit’s revitalization Downtown. Shared workspace and resource help new ideas and businesses get off the ground, and professionals to network and grow.”


Bamboo Detroit’s new home is located within the historic Julian C. Madison Building, named after Julian C. Madison. Madison –the third African American engineer in the U.S. and son of the first African American engineer in the State of Ohio. The building celebrates Julian C. Madison’s belief that a person has to take their destiny into their own hands to progress in life. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us Detroit)

The location officially opened January 2, 2017, and expects to be fully occupied in the first quarter. The grand opening to the public was January 17, 2017, and will feature food from the soon to open The Kenilworth, and raise donations for Bamboo member The Detroit Phoenix Center which provides solutions for homeless youth in the city.

Bamboo Detroit’s new facility was created in partnership with local startups including NXT Design, Detroit’s Rocket Fiber, Rightsize Facility, and Newmind Group who manages technology and wi-fi for the space.

Bamboo’s expansion is privately funded with partial grant support from Motor City Match. Rightsize, the official furniture partner for Bamboo, represents more than 200 contract grade manufacturers and will showcase innovative furnishings inside the Julian C. Madison building.
 

 


 

 

 
   
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