One thing was very clear to us early on in our Detroit event planning, which was that we had to partner with Bamboo Detroit. The work the folks at Bamboo are doing is phenomenal; they’re truly helping to foster a community that engages throughout the city. We are excited that they will play such a pivotal role in Intermitten 2018 as our Community Partner. The cherry on top is that Co-Founder Amanda Lewan is going to speak about how she has helped shape Bamboo into the community pillar that is today (but more on that later!)

We asked Bamboo to share more about their story and why they are involved in Intermitten. Here is what they had to say.

What’s your favorite thing about the Michigan startup ecosystem?

Community. We really have a supportive, we’re all in it together, community vibe here.

Which Intermitten 18 theme resonates most with Bamboo this year?

Community

Why does that theme interest you most?

As an entrepreneur it’s hard to do it all on your own. When you can tap into a community you can be more successful. It’s also why we chose to stay here in Detroit. It felt like there was a community of leaders and entrepreneurs trying to work together to better their city. We wanted to be a part of that creative and inspiring community.

What inspired you to get involved in Intermitten?

We love how Intermitten broadens the theme of technology and looks at how it intersects in our culture, arts, business, and communities in so many ways. This year’s themes all touch on values that we live at Bamboo each and every day. We can’t wait to see what comes out of this year’s conference. We also really appreciate and love that it’s moved to Detroit. Helping to build more connections across Ann Arbor and Detroit is vital to growing our talent and local economy.