Tuesday, June 7, 2022

25 May 22 - CaPatel Investments Launch Party Photo Gallery

Hey, blogspot readers, this is a continuation of previous blog post featuring the rest of the photos from the CaPatel Investments Launch Party held on May 25th, 2022 at Grapes & Grains. it was a very hard decision in picking the best shots after taking over 200 photos.
























Until next time, blogspot readers, support your local scene,


Friday, June 3, 2022

25 May 22 - CaPatel Investments Launch Party



Smile …it’s a rock star style type of evening, blogspot readers …more like Bollywood celebration on tap for SouthSide. Recently, she attended an exclusive launch party for CaPatel Investments at Grapes & Grains located at Chicago’s hip West Loop.


CaPatel Investments was founded in 2022 by Anip Patel and its goal is to invest start-ups by South Asians as well as women and minorities who aren’t being represented within the investment game and or don’t have “…proper access to resources or investor opportunities…”. A graduate from DePaul University, this young entrepreneur first started as photographer snapping photos at weddings and baby showers to which some of his former clients were in attendance before starting a company of his own on a 5,000 budget, blogspot readers. During his speech, he briefly mentioned how he advertised for CEO, CFO, etc though not being able to pay the half-million salary, Patel gained considerable “free” knowledge and advice from the applicants he interviewed. 



According to CaPatel Investments’ website, he successfully founded companies ranging from tech to healthcare as well as entertainment and now is currently seeking out South Asian companies that promote values – Learning, Innovation, Empowerment, and Teamwork. Besides helping companies with funding, the CaPatel Investments’ team also supports them with marketing strategy and sales as well as financial guidance. “…We believe the future of South Asian entrepreneurs is very bright and we look forward to supporting the community…” Anip Patel challenged everyone in attendance to meet at least 5 people tonight ….SouthSide met 6 people, blogspot readers, exchanging her story on how she started her blogging side gig to each one. For more information about CaPatel Investments, contact info@CaPatelInvestments.com.


This celebration had everything. Guests received red carpet treatment featuring camera-snapping “paparazzi” to make them feel like they’re celebrities upon arrival. There was plenty of opportunities to meet as well as mingle and network with CEOs, executives, investors and more from various business backgrounds. 


Lastly, this wouldn’t be a celebratory event if it didn’t have delectable nibbles and bites for everyone to enjoy, blogspot readers. There was an elaborate array of charcuterie treats from a variety of cheeses and meats accompanied with yummy chocolates and fruit pairings. Plus, guests enjoyed a taste of modern Indian food and pizza like the spicy chicken pizza from Masala Pizza Company to which this blogger highly recommends sampling when bored from the traditional sausage and pepperoni pies. Guests were treated to a special ice blue cocktail in honor of tonight’s event cleverly named Ice Mint poured through ice sculpture and flutes of bubbly champagne nicely displayed on a the metal hoop skirt of a Champagne Girl.


SouthSide as always is all about live music, blogspot readers, and this event boasted some awesome local talent. There was Laura Cai on the ivory keys playing today’s hits with her powerful vocal spirit to such songs like Adele’s Rolling in the Deep and Titanium – this acoustic version thoroughly wowed this reviewer. Laura plays every Thursday night at Grapes & Grains from 8pm to midnight. To end the night’s festivities, there was a house DJ spinning dance remixes until the bewitching hour for the party guests.



SouthSide had a fun time meeting fun, friendly people at the CaPatel Investments launch party and tasting what modern Indian food has to offer this budding foodie palate, blogspot readers. This blogger would like to thank Anip Patel, Founder, and Laura Moran, Executive Assistant  of CaPatel Investments for inviting SouthSide and giving her the opportunity to attend this exclusive launch party at Grapes & Grains.

Until next time, blogspot readers, support your local scene,