Education Events: Augmented Reality Solutions for Natural Brands In Today’s Retail Revolution

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018

Impact Hub Boulder (1877 Broadway, Suite 100)




To continue providing education for real world situations (“where the rubber hits the road…”) we present our Education Events. Learn from experts how to succeed with your business.

Topic Augmented Reality Solutions for Natural Brands In Today’s Retail Revolution

When: January 18, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Impact Hub Boulder (1877 Broadway, Suite 100)


It’s no secret the retail industry is changing… FAST!! From mass closures in brick and mortar, to the explosion in online and mobile retailers, connecting with customers is more challenging than ever before. Successful brands must go beyond traditional marketing and unleash the power of mobile technology to merge with the social mission of Millennials and Gen Z consumers.

This session will explore emerging use cases for applying Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology as on-line retail and off-line retail are increasingly fused. Witness how Augmented Reality solutions for brands and retailers can engage, encourage, educate and inspire your customers in new and exciting ways.

Learn From The Experts

John Grubb (Moderator) – Summit Venture Management
Patrick Mallek – Maître d’Creative, Mighty Fudge Studios
Robert Ottinger – CEO, Reality Garage
Larry Miller – President, Edutainment Systems


Members: $25, Non-members $35 (Includes catered snacks)



John Grubb served as Managing Partner of Sterling-Rice Group, Inc. His 20+ years of business experience are divided evenly between senior executive positions and general management consulting. His consulting career began at Bain & company, where he served on a wide range of industries and cased. After Bain, he became Senior Vice President of mktg at smith & Hawken. In later executive and ownership roles, he led marketing and business development efforts, with significant joint venture, licensing and acquisition experience. For the past five years, Mr. Grubb has spent the majority of his time working in the food industry, with experience in food processing facility design, grocery retailing foodservice, and distribution. Mr. Grubb holds MBA in competitive strategy from Yale University. He’s recently launched Summit Venture Management.

Patrick Mallek has been applying his creative talents to the Natural and Organic Foods Industry since 1995. Whether it’s illustrations for Earth Balance, designing a website for Celestial Seasonings or directing animation for GoGo SqueeZ, his quirky works are here to remind us that, while the work we do might be serious business, we can still have fun while spreading the message.

Robert Ottinger is CEO of Reality Garage, whose goal is to create and promote VR experiences (including virtual/augmented/mixed reality) to make the real world better.

Larry Miller is the President at Edutainment Systems, LLC, a cutting edge software development focusing on designing interactive and generative educational game experiences and applications for writing education geared toward kids aged 5-12. Larry received his BS in Marketing from Chestnut Hill College.