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An Audience with Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL
I am SO excited to introduce you to Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL who is the Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer. Join us for a live interview and Q&A session where you will learn about how Lord Bilimoria created Cobra Beer and how he went on to generate over £200million in revenue for the business. During the interview, I'll be asking Lord Bilimoria about: - How he thought of the idea behind Cobra Beer and started it whilst £20,000 in debt - How he started to grow Cobra Beer with no money to spend on marketing - What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur (a good idea is not enough!) - Challenges he faced in growing a £200m+ business and how he dealt with such fast growth (and the problems that came with that!) - Successes & failures along the way, and what would he do differently if he had to start again today - The difference in starting a business when he did in the 1980's compared to nowadays with the rise of social media - What Brexit REALLY means for UK entrepreneurs and start-ups ...PLUS your questions during an interactive and informal Q&A. Agenda: 6.00pm - Arrival 7.00pm - An Audience with Lord Bilimoria with Q&A session 8.30pm - Networking, pictures and close Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL: Cobra Beer was founded in 1989 by Karan Bilimoria from his small flat in Fulham, then aged 27 and £20,000 in debt. A Cambridge law graduate and qualified chartered accountant, Bilimoria launched Cobra Beer when it became clear to him that Britain needed a smoother, less gassy lager that appealed to both ale drinkers and lager drinkers alike, and that complemented all types of cuisine. Bilimoria said that "the (British) lager was too fizzy, too harsh and too bloating. It meant that I couldn't eat or drink as much as I would like. At the same time, I found real ale to be great in a pub, but too bitter and heavy with food. So I came up with the idea of creating a beer with the refreshment of a lager, but with the smoothness of an ale."

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    A community of like-minded and influential entrepreneurs coming together to share ideas, network, learn and profit. A place for new and experienced entrepreneurs to grow personally and professionally.

    Running a business NOT just about sitting in front of your computer all day and night trying to figure out how to get more customers – that isn’t healthy, productive or educational.

    Once a month, in London, you are invited to come and meet with like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs from all walks of life who attend to help each other succeed. We are always learning ourselves too so we’d love to meet you and hear more about what you’re doing online to grow your business and what’s working for you (and also what’s not working!)

    Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, we all have something valuable to share. Come to our monthly meetup to learn and share with others who will quickly become your very own support community who you can turn to when you need help.

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