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2011-2012 Innovative Start Up Award Winners: Erebos Games

The winners of ISA ’12 was Erebos Games, LLC! The brainchild of CMC Sophomores Chad and Joe Newbry ’14, Erebos Games creates online flash-games that can be played and shared via social media sites and other online portals.

The Newbry twins are the defending champions of this competition. They took home the prize once before in 2011 with their company, Twins Shave Ice. The company seeks to bring shaved ice to events in Oregon and California that is both delicious and environmentally friendly.

Co-founder Chad Newbry said about their beginnings and where they got the initial idea for the business:

“It was fate. Actually it was more than that. We both didn’t like our prior jobs, lifeguarding, and wanted to do something different. We thought of a few different summer jobs we could do and realized that we had an ice shaver in the garage that our older brother had purchased, so selling shaved ice was the logical choice. The ice shaver is one of the largest initial costs of starting a shave ice business.”-Chad Newbry ’14

Hear the winners of ISA ’12 share their thoughts in this interview with KLI.