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May
09
Wednesday
6:45pm
53754
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Dine with CEO of Distill Ventures: building & growing a successful drinks brand

at The Anthologist, The City (map)

Who's coming

  • Trinlee
  • Herman

    Partner:Relationship & Consult Management, Nabas International Lawyers

  • Pritesh

    Founder, World of Zing

  • Guy

    Creative Director, Sapling

  • Claire

    TableCrowd: COO and Chief Host, TableCrowd

  • John +1

    Co-Founder, Craft Clubs

  • Jason

    Operations Director, Camm & Hopper

  • Alex

    Commercial Strategy Consultant, ZS Associates

  • Aude

    Founder, Blossoms Syrup ltd

  • Mark

    Insight driven drinks marketing specialist, Bellewood Consulting

  • Suzie

    Founder & Chief Fire Starter, THE PRIMAL PANTRY

  • Alex

    US Lawyer , Akin Gump LLP

  • Jessica

    Founder , Revolicious

  • Christopher

    Associate, Dragon ADvisory

  • Nick

    Founder, Virtual Store Trials

  • Shilen

    CEO, Distill Ventures

  • Nigel

    Co-Founder, Brighton Gin

  • Patrick

    Chief Booze Engineer, Camm & Hooper

Waiting List

Venue

The Anthologist

Modern European
58 Gresham Street, London, City of London, UK, EC2V 7BB
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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Shilen Patel is CEO of Distill Ventures, the world's first accelerator dedicated to building the next generation of spirits brands. Shilen is also the co-founder of the innovation and corporate venturing agency, Independents United. Distill Ventures believe the most exciting innovations in the drinks industry come from founder-led brands and they love to support and partner with ambitious entrepreneurs who are creating the global drinks brands of the future. Shilen has a wealth of experience working in the drinks industry, which started with him leading a team at Guinness that turned around over 20 years of brand decline. Shilen will share his invaluable knowledge and experience on how to build and grow a successful drinks brand.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEOs and management level working in the drinks industry and those aiming to successfully collaborate with corporate brands.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at hello@tablecrowd.com to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!

The dinner conversation will be…
As the CEO at the world's first accelerator dedicated to new and growing premium spirits brands and the co-founder of the innovation and corporate venturing agency, Independents United Shilen is perfectly placed to share all on:
✓ Starting, building, and scaling a drinks brand.
✓ The most common mistakes that ambitious entrepreneurs make.
✓ How to best develop your brand by collaborating with corporate partners.
✓ Key lessons learnt from working with entrepreneurs to create the global drinks brands of the future.

Who is Shilen Patel?
Shilen Patel is the co-founder of the innovation and corporate venturing agency Independents United and the CEO of Distill Ventures, the world's first accelerator dedicated to building the next generation of spirits brands. Distill Ventures is independent, but Diageo is their sole investor - and as well as providing money, Diageo offers assistance to portfolio companies in the accelerator in the form of technical, legal and marketing expertise.

What's included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don't leave until after the Q&A.

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P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.

Shilen Patel is the co-founder of the innovation and corporate venturing agency Independents United and is also the CEO of Distill Ventures, the world's first accelerator dedicated to building the next generation of spirits brands. Distill Ventures is independent, but Diageo is their sole investor - and as well as providing money, Diageo offers assistance to portfolio companies in the accelerator in the form of technical, legal and marketing expertise.

Shilen first made a name for himself when he led the team that turned around the fortunes of Guinness Ireland after 20 years of decline.

Shilen then went on to set up Independents United who, for the past decade, have helped brands such as Diageo develop disruptive strategies through a combination of marketing and corporate venturing initiatives.

He describes Independents United, who have managed corporate ventures worth tens of millions, as a disruptive agency "for people wanting to make revolutions happen for their brand, their category, or the world."

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.
For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at hello@tablecrowd.com.

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