I once interviewed an entrepreneur who told me that at a young age we all know what we want to do. In my case this was true. At twelve years old I knew I wanted to be a writer, though my definition of writing has evolved to included marketing and branding, fiction and essays, and starting a growing my own businesses in Detroit. All along my journey I have discovered I am called to places where I can unite and inspire others.
The Professional Bio
Amanda Lewan is an entrepreneur and award-winning writer. She is Co-founder of Bamboo Detroit, the city's largest co-working community. She is Founder and Editor of Michipreneur, a regional digital publication on entrepreneurship and innovation. Amanda is inspired to build inclusive creative communities. She received a Bachelor's in Professional Writing from Michigan State University and a Master's in English from Wayne State University.
As an entrepreneur and marketer, she has over seven years of startup operations, sales, and strategic marketing experience. Her marketing work has helped dozens of startups and all the way up to fortune 100 companies. Her work has been honored with a 2016 Vanguard Award in leadership and a Best of Michigan Businesses in 2015.
Lewan's storytelling and creative writing have been recognized and published in NPR, Entrepreneur Magazine, ABC's 20/20, The Nation, Rust Belt Magazine, The Journal of Americana and more. Her essays have received national honors, most recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net 2015. See online writing portfolio for more.
- Vanguard Award for Leadership
- Best in Michigan Businesses
- Push Cart Prize nomination
- Best of Net nomination