Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and those who work from home will have another option for office space starting August 15.
Bamboo Detroit, whose main office is downtown, is expanding to offer their first neighborhood co-working space. The space, called Bamboo East, is located at 14711 Mack Ave. inside of MASH Detroit and will run as a three-month pop-up.
Bamboo East will offer affordable office space, a conference room, wi-fi, coffee, workshops, and networking, Monday-Fridays. 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."
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 a series spotlighting local changemakers in neighborhoods of the city.