Funding the Hard-to-Fund | Vijen Patel, Founding Partner, The 81 Collection

Sep 22, 2022, 11:00 PM – Sep 23, 2022, 1:00 AM

Bond Collective, 20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 1000, Chicago, 60606

The 81 Collection is the Founders Fund for hard industries (Founders of Tide Cleaners, Grubhub, ShipBob, Industrious, Farmer's Fridge) based in the Midwest.

About this event

In this in-person fireside chat, Vijen will share his extraordinary journey that includes being co-founder and CEO of Tide Cleaners. The original company (named Pressbox) grew from zero to 1,200 locations in 5 years, becoming the largest dry cleaner in the world.  


Today, Vijen is General Partner at The 81 Collection, a Founders Fund for hard industries (Founders of Tide Cleaners, Grubhub, ShipBob, Industrious, Farmer's Fridge) based in the Midwest.


Where: Bond Collective, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL, 60606 (inside Civic Opera House building)


When: September 22nd, 6-8:00 pm CT


What Else: Community-Building, Beats, & Beer


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Speaker

  • Vijen Patel

    The 81 Collection

    General Partner

When

When

September 22 – 23, 2022
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC

Agenda

Connecting, Beats, Beer
Fireside Chat
More Connecting, More Beer

Organizers

  • Rajiv Nathan

    Director

  • Sid Khaitan

    Chapter Coordinator

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