Join Model D for a High Growth Happy Hour talk at Detroit City Distillery

Join the New Economy Initiative and Model D for a High Growth Happy Hour talk featuring the entrepreneurs behind two of Detroit's fastest-growing craft beverage companies.

Tony Lopez, Tequila Cabresto 

Tony Lopez was raised by an entrepreneur. His father started Lopez Tire thirty years ago, eventually handing it off to Tony when he retired. A serial entrepreneur himself, Tony wanted to dive into new businesses after running the family company. Tony started Tequila Cabresto, a Detroit-based tequila importer that sources its ingredients from the Lopez family farm in Jalisco, Mexico. Additionally, Lopez is working on re-opening a convenience store in the neighborhood where he grew up in Southwest Detroit. 

Michael Forsyth of Detroit City Distillery

Michael Forsyth is a founding partner of Detroit City Distillery in Eastern Market, which he started with a group of friends turned business partners. The Detroit City Distillery project is growing. In September, Forsyth and his team opened a 20,000-square-foot production facility inside the old Stroh's Ice Cream Factory, which is expected to increase production tenfold. Detroit City Distillery creates small batch artisanal whiskey, gin, and vodka using the finest local ingredients sourced directly from farms near its distillery and tasting room. 

When and Where

Oct. 24 at Detroit City Distillery (2462 Riopelle Street)


6:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Networking & drinks

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.: Casual chat and Q&A with attendees

7:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Networking & drinks

Space is limited for this special event, so please RSVP on Eventbrite if you can join us. Drinks and light appetizers will be served.

This installment in the HGHH series is presented in partnership with the New Economy Initiative. The series brings together southeast Michigan's aspiring entrepreneurs and founders who have successfully scaled companies.

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