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Bamboo Detroit is officially expanding to offer their first neighborhood co-working space, a pop-up space located at 14711 Mack Ave. inside of MASH Detroit called Bamboo East.
Bamboo East will offer affordable office space, a conference room, wi-fi, coffee, workshops and networking, -Fridays beginning on August 15th. Bamboo East was created with the vision to be an access point connecting entrepreneurs coming from Grosse Pointe towards Downtown, and to better serve the growing Eastside business community.
"Co-working is a gateway to help bridge the resource divide in our communities,” said Director Nicole Mangis. “We see Bamboo East growing into a resource hub for our neighborhood entrepreneurs, freelancers, nonprofits, and remote workers. It takes a village, and Bamboo East can be a place for the village to come together to support one another."
Nicole Mangis is inspired to lead the initiative to help spread Bamboo’s mission of flexible office space and accessibility for entrepreneurs. Nicole Mangis is an entrepreneur herself having founded Brut Detroit, a pop-up wine bar, and previously consulting entrepreneurs through the Build Institute Co.Starters program and her consulting company Launch Exchange.
Bamboo East is piloted in partnership with MASH Detroit, a mixed-use venue that features shared retail, meeting and event space.
“It’s important for the same type of energy, quality, and experienced talent and resources found in places like Downtown and Midtown be extended to the rest of the city,” said Marlowe Stoudamire, Founder of MASH Detroit. “People should have an immediate place in their community to engage, grow and innovate. Adding a co-working space will help foster the next generation of collaboration, culture, and organic social collision that MASH is all about.”
Bamboo East will offer free open co-work days throughout the three month pop-up, workshops and lunches focused on business development, and also an inspiring series spotlighting local changemakers in neighborhoods of the city. Visit Bambooeastside.com for more information on the pop-up space and upcoming events.