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AWE Nite TO - January 2019: Focals smart glasses by North & more!

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Join us at AWE Nite TO on January 24 for our first AR event of 2019 hosted at StartWell.

We are really excited to be kicking off the new year with a bang with a presentation and demo from North, makers of Focals smart glasses. Focals are one of the most anticipated AR products of the year and this is a unique opportunity to hear from the team and go hands-on with the product.

Pizza and beer will be served courtesy of Super Ventures!

A huge thank you to StartWell, IDEABOOST, Super Ventures,, Impossible Things, and Xesto for making this event possible.

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6:00-7:00PM: Doors Open, Networking

7:00-7:10PM: Welcome and Opening Remarks - AWE Nite TO Team

- "koolAR" demo by Isaac Rayment - CEO & Founder, MRSV
-demo of The MRsive Project presented by Jad Rabbaa
-Presentation and demo of Focals by North presented by Sam Legge - Product Manager, Consumer Experiences Lead

8:00-9:00PM: Networking including demos of Focals by North, The MRsive Project and koolAR

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About our Presenting Companies

North, formerly Thalmic Labs, builds products that change the way see and engage with our world. North’s latest product, Focals, are custom-built glasses with a display only the wearer can see. Focals let you see texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, talk to Amazon Alexa and more. North has grown to a world-leading team of engineers, researchers, designers and creators. North has raised over $135M USD to date from investors including the Amazon Alexa Fund, Intel Capital and more.

MRsive Project - The AGO Immersive Tour - is an MR/AR activated solution for indoor wayfinding within complex architectural spaces such as museums, airports, hospitals etc. The MRsive project is currently in the development and user-testing stage being conducted at the Art Gallery of Ontario - AGO. The MRsive project not only explores how might AR make wayfinding experience at the AGO more intuitive but also implements different AR multisensory interactions to engage visitors with the different artifacts in the space.

MRSV aka [Immersive Innovations] - With an expansive variety of competencies from projection mapping, holographic projection, AR+VR dev and 360 content development, they pride themselves in finding the right solution for clients and creators looking to push the boundaries and explore what is possible.

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About our Sponsors

StartWell's Club on King Street West is a happier place to do the work that you love. As a special offering to friends of AWE Nite TO we are extending a warm invitation to join our club using the special registration link below to get 24hr access to our main campus for just $99/mo! Sign up:

IDEABOOST is a Toronto-based business accelerator and startup community for companies that are building the next generation of technology-based media and entertainment products, services, and brands.

AWE is the world’s #1 XR event series including conference and expo dates in the USA, Europe, Asia and Israel and meetup chapters worldwide.

Super Ventures: An early stage fund for Augmented Reality.

Impossible Things: works at the convergence of mobile communications, machine learning, computer vision, game mechanics, advanced animation and drop-dead-gorgeous design to make new experiences real.

MRSV is a new tech Business Incubator and curator of new software and content focused in the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Marketplace.

Xesto provides developers a machine-learning cloud based device agnostic gesture platform to recognize and record the gestures they want in their applications.