Distill Ventures doubles intake for 2015

Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 6.15.42 PMDistill Ventures is calling on the next generation of ambitious spirits entrepreneurs to apply for its accelerator programme.

And has doubled the number of places available for 2015.

The coveted programme gives access to unparalleled industry expertise, mentorship and funding, and this year will see up to ten brands selected from across the world. The deadline for entries is 14th September and candidates should go to www.distillventures.com/register/ to express their interest and find out more.

Distill Ventures is an accelerator for new and growing spirits brands set up by a group of entrepreneurs and industry experts with investment from Diageo. It offers a unique combination of cash investment and access to world-class industry expertise and independent drinks specialists. Its intention is to enable the very best new drinks entrepreneurs to go further, faster.

Shilen Patel, Distill Ventures’ CEO, comments:

We’re really excited to be doubling down on the Seed Programme, allowing us to work with a larger number of entrepreneurs from across the world. Over the past year we’ve met so many exciting businesses, and it’s great that we can now assist more of them with the funding and expertise to help them grow.

Last year we had applications from all parts of the world, and this year we’re expanding our global search for the best new ideas and brands”.

Dan Gasper, Distill Ventures’ COO, comments:

We’re entrepreneurs ourselves, and everything we do at Distill Ventures is about helping entrepreneurs develop and grow great brands. We want to be the first and best place for up and coming spirits brands to come to if they are serious about taking their business to the next level.

We like to call it ‘smart money’ – it’s not just about cash investments. We give the businesses we work with unrivalled access to design, liquid and strategy expertise as well as advice and mentoring from a global network of drinks industry experts”.

Distill Ventures combines a mixture of tailored workshops, mentoring and masterclasses with drinks specialists in a wide variety of fields.

The Seed Programme is focused on early stage spirits businesses, whilst Distill Ventures offers growth investment for successful brands that are ready to grow to the next level.

Distill Ventures is run by a team with extensive experience of investing in and supporting start ups in the spirits world and beyond.

Source : Distill Ventures

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