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StartupNation Radio: Kabbage and Bamboo Detroit on COVID-19 Impact

On today’s episode of StartupNation Radio, Jeff chats with Kathryn Petralia and Amanda Lewan. Both guests speak to the changes that their respective businesses have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

First up, Jeff speaks with Kathryn Petralia, co-founder of Kabbage, an online financial technology company that provides funding directly to small businesses. Since its founding in 2009, Kabbage has provided more than $6 billion to SMBs through a fully-automated platform that allows customers to apply in minutes.


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During the show, Petralia discusses: 

  • Her background in entrepreneurship and how she fell in love with being her own boss
  • The early days of Kabbage
  • The key steps in building Kabbage, from idea to the massive success it is today
  • How Kabbage has pivoted during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Where Kabbage is headed

For more information on Kabbage, visit the official website.



Next, Jeff introduces Amanda Lewan, co-founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, a co-working and shared office space in Detroit. Currently, Bamboo has approximately 200 hundred startup companies in its incubator.

During the segment, Lewan talks about:

  • How Bamboo pivoted to a virtual environment at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis
  • The behavioral changes related to co-working that will stick post-pandemic
  • How work from home will be the new normal
  • How the pandemic will impact the future of co-working spaces
  • What Bamboo is doing to make its space safe during the pandemic

For more on Bamboo Detroit and its virtual membership option, check out the official website.

Tune in to the full show below:


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