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Pitch Distilled Houston 






Reda Hicks has been a staple in Houston’s law community since 2005. Over the past 13 years that she’s lived and worked in the city, Hicks has organized advocacy groups for military vets and active service members, kick-started voting initiatives for the city’s chapter of League of Women Voters, and started her own consulting company focused on public policy issues like community development, transportation and environmental protection. Read more. 



We headed south for the final installment of Gentleman Jack Pitch Distilled 2018. Houston played host to our fifth event of the year on April 26th. More than 200 guests gathered at Chapman & Kirby to sample  Gentleman Jack cocktails and listen to three passionate entrepreneurs pitch their big ideas.




Smiling Brand Ambassadors greeted guests at Chapman & Kirby, Pitch Distilled’s Houston venue.



Everyone was invited to take home a current issue of WIRED and a Travel Cocktail Kit so they could try their hand at making the Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling at home. 



Chapman & Kirby’s spectacular industrial bars offered four different custom Gentleman Jack cocktails, in addition to the classic whiskey options; neat and on the rocks.



Custom copper coasters with guests’ initials were hand-made on site by local craftsmen (and women!). 



Before the pitch competition, guests refreshed their Gentleman Jack cocktails and settled into one of the booths at the center of Chapman & Kirbys. 



WIRED’s Peter Rubin greets the assembled crowd before kicking off the pitch competition.



Peter Rubin from WIRED, joins the three finalists on stage; Reda Hicks from GotSpot, Inc., Azam Zariff from Investofy, and Connor Pfister from HiredHelpr.



A guest drops his token into a jar to vote for one of the entrepreneurs.



Four friends strike a pose as they enjoy the evening out.



Reda Hicks of GotSpot, Inc. shows off her winner’s check for $5,000.