Sponsor Spotlight: Lonerider BeerSeptember 21, 2015 7:44 AM
When we designed HQ Raleigh, we wanted it to be the type of space where entrepreneurs could work, gather, and build connections around the clock. And we understood that to fuel that "around the clock" schedule, we'd need to stock amenities like good coffee and good beer. We were lucky enough to have Lonerider Beer, a local brewery just about 20 minutes from the Warehouse District, join HQ as our premier brewery sponsor, so that HQ members and guests have delicious ales to fuel meetings, networking events, happy hours, and more.
So you can get to know our local sponsors at Lonerider Beer a little bit better, we asked their founder, Sumit Vohra, a few questions:
1.What initially sparked your interest in becoming a sponsor at HQ Raleigh? It was the vibrancy of the startup community. We have been a proponent of Startup Community from the beginning. Communities such as HQ Raleigh are a big part of continued growth and we wanted to be a part of The Outlaws Who Are Entrepreneurs.
2. Can you talk a bit more about how you got involved with HQ? Initially, just knew several companies that were at HQ Raleigh. Then NCSU, Blackstone, and several friends.
3. What is the most enjoyable part about being involved in our community? The energy and belief that entrepreneurs have about "anything is possible."
4. What is one piece of advice you would give to entrepreneurs? There are no perfect answers, just execution.
5. What is one thing most people don’t know about the team at Lonerider? We have been a huge community supporter. In the past 6 years we have either raised or donated close to $500,000 and for a startup such as ourselves we are proud of that.