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. Mike loves the world of real estate, having worked in it for almost 15 years. Mike has an MBA in Finance and leads the expansion of Bamboo’s real estate footprint, while also being involved in the greater development community of Detroit.

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Terri Pierce
Bamboo Manager

Amanda Lewan
Co-founder, CEO

Terri Pierce lead’s Bamboo's day to day client support and operations. 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.

Amanda Lewan is Co-founder & CEO of Bamboo. She leads Bamboo’s operational excellence, community programs, and strategic partnerships. She is also a Founder of Venture Catalysts, our 501c supporting large scale entrepreneurship events. She’s passionate about building founder communities, technology, Detroit, and the arts.

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 Social Intern

Bamboo Full Time Manage & Part Time Manager

Bamboo is hiring for a social media and content development intern. Please email us with samples of your work. below or at

Bamboo is hiring for a full time community manager in early 2020 to launch a second location.

Bamboo is hiring a part time customer success and manager associate, for our downtown location.


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