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

Bond Collective - 20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 1000 Chicago, 60606 - View Map Chicago
Thu, Sep 22, 6:00 PM (CDT)

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


What is Startup Grind: We're a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections, and inspire the startup journey ahead.

Speaker

When

Thursday, Sep 22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

Where

Bond Collective
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 1000 Chicago60606

Brought to you by

  • Tom Denison

    Tom Denison

    SmartHealth Catalyzer

    Founding Chicago Director

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  • Rajiv Nathan

    Rajiv Nathan

    Co-Director

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  • Madeline Ulivieri (Startup Grind)

    Madeline Ulivieri (Startup Grind)

    Startup Grind

    Community Manager

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