The HTC Vive accelerator programme, Vive X has benefited many start-up companies who worked in immersive technology, receiving funding and mentoring to help them allow them to get their products to market. The Vive X programme is now coming to the UK and is hosting its first meet up in London.
The $100m (USD) global AR/VR accelerator programme is looking to invest in European startups, and look upon this first meetup event as a prime chance for founders of VR and AR startup companies to meet the Vive X team and find out more about the programme.
The Vive X London hub was first announced in March 2018, taking its place alongside similar locations in Taipei, Beijink, Shenzhen, San Francisco and Tel Aviv. David Haynes was appointed as Director of Vive X Europe and has expressed his enthusiasm for searching out talented VR and AR creators across Europe.
The meetup will have a short presentation about Vive X hosted by David Haynes, followed by a panel discussion featuring experiences founders and investors who will speak on the topic of buildig up a VR or AR focussed company. Afterwards there will be a Q&A session, followed by drinks and plenty of opportunities for networking.
Several companies have seen significant benefit from the Vive X programme, with one of the best known being TPCast, who were one of the earliest companies to join the programme, and who went on to success, producing the wireless VR adapter for the HTC Vive.
The events will take place on Tuesday 15th May, at Huckletree West Mediaworks in London. Tickets for the event come in several different types and can be bought through the Eventbrite page. Further information on Vive X and the opportunity to apply is available through the official Vive X website.
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