Industry Disruptors: Fireside Chat with Founder of Cards Against Humanity, Max Temkin
mHUB’s Industry Disruptors is a quarterly event featuring some of the best and brightest innovators of our time. Join us for a discussion with Max Temkin, co-founder of Cards Against Humanity.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
mHUB Event Space
965 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA Get Directions
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mHUB’s Industry Disruptors is a quarterly event featuring some of the best and brightest innovators of our time. Max Temkin, co-founder of Cards Against Humanity, will be interviewed by Melissa Harris, award winning former journalist and leader in Chicago tech.
Chicago-based company and iconic brand, Cards Against Humanity, is an independent game that was initially funded on Kickstarter and is now one of the top selling card games on Amazon. Join us for this talk that will delve into the power of brand-building and loyalty, and learn about how crowdfunding and community support was able to propel a simple card game to its position as an icon of popular culture.
Max Temkin, Co-Founder of Cards Against Humanity
Max is a designer from Chicago, IL. He advises and designs for organizations like EMILY’s List, Obama for America, Hillary for America, Jonathan Coulton, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. His original blockbuster games include Cards Against Humanity, Secret Hitler, and Humans vs. Zombies.
Melissa Harris, Award-winning Journalist and Chicago Tech Leader
Melissa is the founder and CEO of M. Harris & Co., a marketing agency that helps companies find their message and floor it. Agency Spotter, a firm that connects marketers with agencies, recently named her the No. 4 marketer in Chicago. She also is the winner of the 2017 Reed Award from Campaigns & Elections for best earned media around a single event, a 2017 Golden Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago, and six Hermes Creative Awards (five gold, one honorable mention) for her work on The Nuisance Committee, Cards Against Humanity’s super PAC.
As an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Melissa advises startups campus-wide on all aspects of marketing and communications. Prior to that she capped her 15-year journalism career as a Pulitzer Prize-nominated business columnist at the Chicago Tribune. She has been named among the 50 most influential people in Chicago tech on Twitter by both BuiltInChicago and Chicago Inno.