#35 Virtual Reality, The Future is NOW in Business Skills Training w/Steve Grubbs - Serial Entrepreneur & VR Rockstar
Steve Grubbs (https://www.victoryenterprises.com + https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-grubbs-4708825/) is an Internet and technology entrepreneur, having founded four companies: Victory XR, Paradigm, Victory Enterprises, and VictoryStore.com.
EPISODE 35 • 3/16/2020 • 52 min
In 2016, VictoryXR was founded, which produces virtual reality curriculum for schools. In 2018, Intel invited VictoryXR to participate in its mentorship program and Microsoft licensed it’s content.
Viveport awarded VictoryXR its award for best education VR content for 2018.
In 2018, Paradigm, an early virtual reality and esports tech center was opened. Its model combines virtual reality, esports, STEM tutoring and corporate VR training to create an LBE model that is sustainable.
Steve Founded Victory Enterprises in 1997 and built the first websites for the cities of Davenport, Moline and Eldridge.
In 1999, Steve founded VictoryStore.com, which has grown to be an umbrella organization for more than 25 eCommerce sites. VictoryStore.com has been recognized by Internet Retailer magazine as one of the largest eCommerce stores in the United States.
Steve served as Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization international technology network. This network had more than 3,000 tech CEO's as members.
Steve also served previously as an Iowa legislator from ‘90-’96 and in that capacity, was chair of the House Education Committee which passed the state’s first technology funding bill.
2:14 Steve’s intro and values: always an entrepreneur
8:53 VR simulator and scenario training for job safety
12:18 Applications to social services, etc.
18:14 Why VR is the most effective tool for learning
21:18 VR tech success stories
24:31 Steve’s unique model for supporting new tech and investors
27:01 Are entrepreneurs born or made?
43:29 Biggest mentors and best lessons