Founded by four entrepreneurs who wanted a welcoming space to grow their ideas. Bamboo helps you launch, land or expand into Downtown Detroit. 


What started as an idea between four friends Amanda Lewan, Mike Ferlito, David Anderson and Brian Davis, has grown to thriving business hub. Through inclusive community, flexible modern offices, classes and networking events we help entrepreneurs and innovative companies launch, land, or expand in Downtown Detroit. We're now made up of more than 400+ diverse members. Our community of creators, entrepreneurs, national non-profits, scaling startups, and professionals generating an estimated revenue of $74 million annually.  

Bamboo has been honored nationally as a Top Shared Office Space in America, featured in ABC's 20/20, NPR Radio, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, and honored by the City of Detroit.

At our core is Inclusive Entrepreneurship & Economic Impact. 

Read our 2017 report.


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Mike Ferlito
Co-founder, CFO

Mike Ferlito is Co-founder & CFO of Bamboo Detroit. Mike was born into the world of real estate, working in it for almost 15 years, and has an MBA in Finance. Mike leads the expansion of Bamboo’s real estate footprint, while also being involved in the greater development community of Detroit.

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Amanda Lewan
Co-founder, CEO

Amanda Lewan is Co-founder & CEO of Bamboo Detroit. She has worked in the startup world for nearly a decade. Now, she leads all community programming and strategic growth for Bamboo. She’s been honored locally and nationally for her work launching and growing Bamboo.

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Leydya Yatooma
Creative Marketing

Leydya Yatooma is our creative marketer at Bamboo. She's skilled in communicating effectively across a variety of platforms to make sure you don't miss anything from Bamboo. . 

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Terri Pierce
Bamboo Community Manager

Andre Mello
Bamboo Resident Coach

Terri Pierce supports Bamboo's day to day client and community needs. As a previous executive director at EY, she developed a passion in solving business issues through process change and technology via a focus on customer desires, customer engagement and service.




Andre Mello is Bamboo's current resident coach. Andre supports all Bamboo members with complimentary coaching sessions that focus on areas of leadership, accountability, and business. He joins us after spending sixteen years in marketing and leadership positions, most recently as Director of Operations for a large advertising firm. 

Bamboo Mission

To build inclusive community and empower the modern worker. 

Bamboo Values

Community First. We're a community first. Decisions are made for the greater good of our community.

Welcome All. We serve as a connector and welcome center for all in the city.  

Inclusion. We believe for Detroit to succeed, all must have the opportunity to be included in its growth. 

Empower Together. Give first. We're all in it together to succeed.

Bamboo Sales Lead

Bamboo is hiring for a sales lead who will own and manage our sales process, leasing space and selling membership and space rentals for a growing talented and innovative business community in Downtown Detroit. This includes:

  • Identifying and reaching out to corporate and group clients   

  • Conducting outbound calls and outreach for targeted business development and new sales

  • Manage our current inbound requests, answering questions, setting and giving tours

    This team member will get to work independent member will get to work independently but also alongside a small and growing team including the community manager to identify sales opportunities, support overall goals, and create value-add events / programs to grow your pipeline.

Full time. Downtown Detroit. Compensation base salary and commission.

The Bamboo Team

  • This role is ideal if you consider yourself a Doer. You enjoy getting things done quickly and have an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • You are proactive, positive, and always people-focused

  • You enjoy building relationships with diverse types of people and businesses

  • You enjoy working in a company that is growing and innovating

  • You are excited to be a part of Detroit’s future

  • You enjoy helping others to lead to their success

  • You work well independently or on a small team

  • You are a self motivated individual

Experience & Requirements
• Associates or Bachelors Degree
• 1-2 years minimum sales experience (ideally in sales, business development, real estate, or hospitality)

• Excellent interpersonal and networking skills. High emotional intelligence
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organization skills with the ability to multitask projects and relationships
• Passion for Detroit, real estate, and people
• Real estate experience a plus


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