Event Features Both Global Tech Companies and Start-Ups Showcasing Virtual Reality Applications
March 25, 2019 — The Capital Region AR VR Accelerator announced today it is hosting a special event called “The Business of VR” Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Allegiant Giving Center/HaneyBiz facility located at 4465 Granite Drive in Rocklin. There is no charge to attend the event, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Dave Sanders, General Partner with the Capital Region AR VR Accelerator, “The Business of VR is focused on how Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are already having real-world, positive impacts on a wide variety of industries. We’re pleased to have participating at the event a tremendous panel of industry thought leaders, CEOs and entrepreneurs and investors who will share their insights and experiences.”
Sanders continued “This is a can’t miss event for the Capital Region”, stating “The event is intended for corporations, investors, businesses, health care institutions, and media representatives interested in the growing impact of the virtual reality and augmented reality industries, and its application in the business world.”
Panelists participating at the event include:
- Lisa Watts – One Twenty 1 (previously Chief Marketing Strategy for VR at Intel)
- Scott Armanini – Samsung Next – Start Up Advisor/Portfolio Companies
- Louisa Spring – SAM Immersive – Accomplished C-Level executive in immersive media and gaming
- Frank Black – HTC, Director of Enterprise Sales, Americas
- Chaitanya Hiremath – Scanta, Inc., Founder and CEO (Forbes 30 under 30)
- Wayman Harris – Applied Materials, Lead Interactive Software Engineer (VR/AR)
- Boris Blosse – Accenture, AR VR Developer
- Vaibhav Nadgauda – Moneta Ventures, Managing Partner
- Kenji Tanaka – Sony Electronics, Inc., General Manager
- Ryan Montoya – Sacramento Kings, Chief Technology Officer
- Alexander Haque – Lumiere VR, Chief Operating Officer
In addition to the panel, the start-ups participating in the Capital Region AR VR Accelerator will make 5-minute presentations about their compelling innovations in education, healthcare, sports and location-based entertainment, media, analytics and gaming.
The start-ups being featured include:
Founded by veterans of Pixar, Google and Facebook and the co-founder of Oculus Story Studio, Adventure Lab will create live hosted virtual reality adventures that a group of friends can experience from the comfort of their homes, taking advantage of the upcoming market opportunity when the Oculus Quest all-in-one headset comes out in Q2 of 2019. Using our platform, the next generation of experience creators (twitch streamers, youtubers, aspiring improv actors, comedians, etc.) will be the live hosts, shaping and guiding cooperative play adventures (think virtual escape rooms and action game shows) for the ticket-buying players while streaming the gameplay to their audience.
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Cognivive is a digital therapeutics company solving neurorehabilitation’s biggest challenge: that most stroke patients never fully recover. Cognivive delivers evidence-based treatments as fun virtual reality games for home use. The games increase adherence while patent-pending algorithms directly target specific brain systems necessary for recovery. Founded by an experienced neuroscientist and expert game designer, Cognivive is uniquely qualified to reduce this massive pain point. They closed their Angel round, won grants and are ready to scale.
Meedia allows you to broadcast your news, on your time, in your space, and in your way! Eliminate the physical press gallery, the annoying and repetitive questions and create your own narrative that speaks to your purpose and protects your personal brand by being in total control of your message. With Meedia you create the press questions, you edit your answers, and you broadcast your information through social media utilizing a realistic media press conference platform created and captured on your mobile device.
Observer Analytics is an analytics platform built specifically for AR and VR experiences. Their software allows developers to track and analyze user engagement and in-app behaviors in order to optimize user experience and increase retention. As XR becomes the next computing platform, there is a need to analyze new three-dimensional data points such as user gaze, physical movement, and object interactions. What Google Analytics provides for websites, Observer provides for new immersive experiences!
The US has a math and science education problem. Within the next year our STEM workforce gap will grow to 1 million college grads. Building a STEM-capable workforce is a massive bottleneck that when fixed could unlock $1 Trillion in annual GDP. The Sama Virtual Reality Learning Platform is producing a full letter grade improvement in learning outcomes, and in some college classes, reducing the failure rate to zero. It is the curriculum platform of the future designed to prepare for tomorrow’s jobs so that today’s students can become tomorrow’s inventors, problem solvers and next great minds.
Tesuji is building the future of interactive social experience gaming and communication. With Vrumble — we built an amazing way to group video chat, play interactive games with friends, while live streaming to fans. You can even host your own gameshow or an event played by thousands with real cash prizes! As new reality platforms like AR, VR, and XR redefine our common social experience, Vrumble’s unique platform provides the bridge between mobile and XR for realtime group play, setting Vrumble at the forefront of the social communication evolution.”
Entities serving as collaborators in the Capital Region AR VR Accelerator include HaneyBiz, McClatchy New Ventures Lab, Sacramento Kings, Clark Pacific, Moneta Ventures, George Foreman Jr./IYC Capital, Greater Sacramento Economic Council, Five Star Bank, TechFutures Group and Haptic.al.