10 Ways to Get Involved in Detroit’s Startup Community

August 20, 2018

Building a business in Detroit is no easy one-person task. As any entrepreneur knows, it takes a village of resources, support, and tech savvy to build something from the ground up. Detroit has essentially unlimited experts in these departments that gather for monthly events and workshops that are a great way to get your business involved in the Detroit community.

Bamboo: Startup Detroit Meetups

You’ve got an awesome business idea, but you’re looking for some feedback to really bring it to life. Startup Detroit Meetups are the perfect place to pitch your rapid-fire pitch your ideas and receive initial Q&A feedback.

Bamboo: Nachos & Nonprofits Monthly Meetup

Once a month Bamboo hosts a monthly meetup where nonprofits can share thoughts and pitch ideas over delicious nachos. If you are looking to gain expert insight on how to improve your nonprofit, or connect with like-minded individuals, be sure to stop by this event and bring an appetite.

Detroit Node Meetup 

Detroit Node specializes in machine learning solutions and hosts a monthly meetup to discuss different topics each month, as well as connect developers and tech entrepreneurs. Stop by the Bamboo office and grab some food, and a brew during this event.

Indie Hackers of Detroit Meetup

Come on by to Bamboo’s 3rd-floor cafe and meet your fellow Detroit Indie Hackers. In addition to fellowship and refreshments, this meetup serves as an opportunity to catch up on the latest goings-on in the tech world from the people who know it best.

Bamboo: Weekly Workshops

Weekly Workshops provide members with opportunities to learn something new, right in the comfort of Bamboo’s workspace. Keep an eye on our event calendar for special topics and amazing guest speakers that can give you insights to take your business to the next level.

Grand Circus: Intro to Coding Workshops

Grand Circus offers a free coding workshop to those in Detroit’s Community. Doors are open to any and all who are curious about learning something new, or just want to brush up on their coding skills.

Bamboo: Get Funded Happy Hour

We get it, asking for money can be awkward, but in the startup game, unavoidable. Join us for Get Funded Happy Hour, to take the edge off finding that perfect funder. For two hours once a month we invite Bamboo Members and our financial partners to mingle and make connections.

Women in Digital Monthly Meetup

Women in Digital is a professional organization taking the Detroit community by storm in providing marketing, entrepreneurship, and leadership support to women working in digital and tech. They’re monthly open meetup is the perfect opportunity to get inspired. Although this event is primarily for women, there are opportunities for everyone to get involved.

Bamboo: Office Hours

It’s no secret that to get high marks in school you need to sit in the front row, take handwritten notes, and of course, go to office hours. At Bamboo, we put the same practices in place (minus the exams and letter grade) and make going to Office Hours full of professional development for your growing business. During our monthly Office Hours, we bring in a different expert in the field to teach us something new in topics like Branding and Marketing, Public Relations, and Finance & Accounting.

Bamboo: Starters Co-worker Day and Members Lunch

Networking over food is just one of the many great things about Bamboo’s Virtual Membership. As a member, you’re invited to work in Bamboo’s space, grab some lunch (on us) and get to know some of the great individuals and companies working around you. There will even be a short presentation from fellow Bamboo members, kind of like old school show-in-tell but better.