The inaugural Columbus Cocktail Therapy Meetup happened last night at The Hub on Kenny, a community workspace and social club. Great drinks, good mix of people with a focus on tech and then three entertaining and informative lightning talks. Here's a bit more about the group and the speakers pulled from the Meetup site:
Columbus Cocktail Therapy!
From bartenders' self-invented nightly specials to drinks that have taken the nation by storm, there is no shortage of creative selections to be had in the beverage industry. These products are plentiful and fun, and the atmosphere in which they are celebrated comes alive with the possibilities of all kinds of success, both personal and business. From startups, distilleries, brew co's, products, faces, app ideas…you get the gist!
Brought to you by Big Kitty Labs and Karate Cowboy®, of Central Ohio, we are excited to announce the creation of this monthly event we call, “LIBATION INNOVATION, Cocktail Therapy!” It will be held the last Thursday of every month. It’s an entrepreneur-driven movement to bring people together that are committed to creating, building and growing their network of like-minded people as well as those with a “thirst for knowledge” to enhance their businesses, hobbies, indulgences and fascination with everything beverage related. Each meetup will have 3 lightning talks from local startups, the players within our scene to bartenders you need to meet. Special Thanks to The Hub Co-Working Space and Harrison's on Kenny bar for their commitment to making our event.. tasty. Our first 3 pitches will be:
- Mark Tinus, Simple Mixers
- Cheryl Harrison, Drink Up Columbus
- Jeff Chenault, History of cocktails at the Kahiki
See you at the next one?