06 Oct October 8, 2014 – Grimms Gaming w Ash Monif & Entrepreneurial Guru George Deeb
George Deeb – Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures
George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures, a growth strategy consulting and executive coaching financial advisory firm. He is also the Managing Partner at Ensemble, an alliance of digital services firms in Chicago. In 1999, he started iExplore, which became the #1 adventure travel site and he sold it to a $25 billion firm in the UK. George is a monthly contributor to Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and others, contributing his expertise in the entrepreneurial world. Among some of his many accomplishments include being named an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year, a Crains Chicago Tech 50 member, and a Mentor of the Year finalist. And, he is the author of 101 Startup Lessons: An Entrepreneur’s Handbook.
Ash Monif – CEO & Founder at Grimm Bros
Ash Monif is the CEO and Founder at Grimm Bros, bringing years of entrepreneurial experience, as a philosopher and executive manager to the company. He has been growing creative companies and producing amazing interactive products for more than a decade, including producing leading gaming options across multiple platforms. Just a few of the companies for which he has worked include Atari, Bioware/Pandemic, and EA, and he has earned several awards for his game productions. He is responsible for some of the biggest games ever, including The Sims 2.