AWE Nite SF - August 2019 - AR Gaming

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This month we are diving into AR Gaming!

Join us at the Microsoft Reactor on August 13 as we explore the exciting world of AR Gaming!

Interested in demoing, sponsoring or volunteering at this event? Fill out this form

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6:30-7:00PM: Doors Open

7:00-7:10PM: Welcome and Thank You presented by Mike Boland, Founder & Analyst, AR Insider

- Michael Levine, CEO/Creative Director, Happy Giant (virtual speaker)
- Nicole Lazzaro, President, XEODesign
- Brandon Biggs, Co-founder and CEO, Calvin Labs
- Siciliana Trevino, Executive Producer, Developer, Quirkeley

- More to be announced soon!

8:00-9:00PM: Networking with pizza sponsored by the Microsoft Reactor and beer and wine sponsored by Super Ventures.

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Our Presenting Companies

HappyGiant has been working in Augmented Reality for over 5 years - creating games, educational and other immersive experiences on mobile, tablets and emerging platforms for brands, IP, and their own properties. Founded by veterans of LucasArts, HappyGiant recently released AR apps for Toymakers Spin Master, WowWee and Jazwares. HappyGiant won a CES KAPI Award for Best Mixed Reality Toy Experience. HoloGrid: Monster Battle, the company's first AR title, was featured by Apple as “Game of the Day” and received numerous awards and accolades as well. For more information, please visit

XEODesign unlocks human potential through technology and play. We designed the first iPhone game. Discovered the design the connection between what we do and what we feel. Millions of leading developers use The 4 Keys to Fun to increase the emotions from games. Free download: This model is one of the foundations for Gamification and has been featured by IBM at TED and on Samantha Bee. Current focus is creating an emotion model and global empathy engine for AR and VR in our game Follow the White Rabbit.

Calvin Labs is an AR/VR content creation and gaming company whose mission is to build worlds that everyone can play in. Calvin Labs released their first AR game BOT-NET last year, which received an Unreal Dev Grant, and are currently working on XR multiplayer crossplay between mobile 6DoF and VR devices - coming to Steam this Fall!

Quirkeley makes fresh, local and organic AR/VR experiences and films that take you on quirky escapes from reality.

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Our Sponsors

AWE (Augmented World Expo): The world’s #1 XR event series including conference and expo dates in the USA, Europe, Asia and Israel and 10 meetup chapters around the globe.

Super Ventures: The first early stage fund for Augmented Reality. We believe that AR, VR, and MR are giving people real superpowers and are on a mission to invest in early stage startups that are using these superpowers to change the world. Learn more about the fund, our partners and our portfolio at

The Microsoft Reactor at 680 Folsom is an event-based site that houses three main teams: Mixed Reality Academy and Mixed Reality Capture Studio. The Mixed Reality Academy provides tutorials on mixed reality development and access to expert advice and devices. Workshops will be available, led by our Mixed Reality engineers, local communities and partners in the near future. Learn more at: