ROYAL OAK – Join Bamboo Detroit for inspiring discussions with leaders in technology, business, and innovation. Our doors will be open to you for two days of networking and inspiring talks at both locations in Royal Oak and Detroit. Registration is required to join us, and seating is limited.
September 28th – Bamboo Royal Oak Bash
- 8:30am – 10am – Breakfast & Check-in – Sponsored by Michigan Certified Development Corporation
- 9:45am – Welcome & Intention Setting with Ber-henda Williams
- 10am – Keynote Speaker – Jan Griffiths, Founder Gravitas Detroit on Innovation
- 11am -11:45am – Culture over Strategy – Building diverse and innovative teams featuring Marlin Williams CEO Sisters Code & Marlin Williams Enterprises, Yuliya Messieha Head of People at Airspace Link, Ashok Sivanand CEO of Integral, Miche Rayment CEO of Hire Effect, Ryan Landau CEO of Purpose Jobs
- 11:45am -1pm – Strolling Lunch & Networking, Sponsored by Flow Video
- 1pm -1:30pm – Embracing Your Entrepreneurship Journey with Nina Payne, CEO of Foundation Management
- 1:30pm – 2pm – Telling Your Authentic Story with Eric Thomas, Chief Storyteller City of Detroit
- 2pm – 2:30pm- Workforce Development Resources with David Palmer, Principal DC Palmer
- 3pm – 3:45pm – Impact vs Hustle Panel – Strategies for visionary leadership featuring Lanasia Daniel CEO Rise Coaching, Christina Fair CEO of Reconnect Teams & COO at Hum, Piper Carter Co-founder We Found Hip Hop, Lauren Daniels CEO Sumptuous Spirits, Lisa Sauve CEO of Synecdoche
- 4pm – 5pm – Closing Party, Music by Making it Happen Foundation Happy Hour Sponsored by Sumptuous Spirits
- GIVE BACK: 9am-2pm join Frugal on the Fly + Warm the Line to participate in a quick activity to bring warm accessories to voters while they wait in line.
September 29th – Bamboo Downtown Detroit Bash
- 8:30am – 10am – Breakfast & Check-in – Sponsored by Dualboot Partners
- 9:45am – Welcome with Sharon Madison
- 10am – Keynote Speaker – Robert Courtney Collins, CEO Robert Courtney & Associates on Entrepreneurship
- 11am – 11:45am – Building a Billion Dollar Business featuring Monica Wheat Managing Director of Techstars Detroit, Ben Gliman CTO Dualboot Partners, Sydney Davis Founder NixCode, Chris Davis Founder Bootstrapital, Jim SimpsonCEO of Blumira
- 11:45am – 1pm – Lunch – Sponsored by AaDya Security and Lake Trust Credit Union
- 1pm – 1:30pm – Compliance and Cybersecurity with Raffaele Mautone, Founder AaDya Security
- 1:30pm -2pm – Women in Mobility & How They Made It with Kristin Shaw, Co-author Women Driving Mobility: Rethinking the Way the World Moves
- 2:15pm – 3pm – Scaling with Social Media Discussion featuring Amanda Sweet, Community Manager Bamboo & Ms Voluptuous America, Chrissy Debose Owner Socially Chrissy, Laura Khalil Award-winning Marketer & Strategist, Elaine Stojcevski Owner Detroit Rose, and Angela Buccellato Owner The Resume Rescue
- 3:15pm – 4pm – Venture Capital Discussion featuring Alison Todak of Plymouth Growth, Dawn Batts of Commune Angels & Techtown, Cam Crowder General Partner RedStick, Lindsey Kilbride Principal Detroit Venture Partners
- 4pm – 5pm – Closing Happy Hour – Sponsored by Kode Labs
- GIVE BACK: 9am-2pm join L.I.V.E. Outreach and donate arts supplies to students of DPS. Drop off at our main front desk.
Bamboo is a community for diverse doers and creators. Bamboo offers flexible space and entrepreneurial community, with locations in Downtown Detroit and Downtown Royal Oak.