What we're about

Google VR technology aims at developing accessible virtual reality (VR) tools to allow everyone to enjoy VR in a simple, fun, and natural way. The Google VR SDKs for Android and Unity enable you to quickly start creating VR apps or adapt your existing application for VR.

To make it plain: The google VR tools is a great way to gain an introduction into VR as the SDK is simple to use and elegant in implementation. To make this even a better proposition There is a free version of Unity you can use as you can use google's own Free Java Based tools.

And with an average price tag of under $25 dollars for the cardboard viewer, you have no excuse not to join us in creation of Virtual Worlds!

Some General Notes:

This meetup is going to be more focused on people who actually want to make things Vs people who are here to watch others make things.

I do understand that it might seem like a tall order to get the skills needed to do this, please relax and understand that we are ALL in the same boat when it comes to VR.

This is an awesome time for all of us. We are at the start of a new paradigm and its going to be a journey that we can all enrich ourselves together.

While I personally use Unity to make my google VR apps, I am happy to have anyone else come and talk ( Hint Hint to the general user group!).

Few Hints to get started:

Download the Cardboard App from Google Play Store or the iTunes Store. This is the software view to view your cardboard VR Apps till Google comes out with there other toolsets such as Daydream.

For Development:
There is an SDK that can be found at https://developers.google.com/cardboard/.
You can use Unity IDE Personal Edition for free at http://unity3d.com/get-unity
For can also just use the Google Android IDE ( Java ) at https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Upcoming events (5+)

Live Sharks Tank® startup expo & VIP-party

Startup Showcase Group

Welcome to "Live Sharks Tank"! An RSVP, here on meetup gives us a count, and we thank you. However, in order to enter the event you must have a ticket. Get your tickets here: http://www.livesharkstank.co/ TV personality and Emcee, Kym McNicolas gives her perspective to Jose De Dios, about Live Sharks Tank® by Startups Showcase: https://youtu.be/KT4YPFTXfxQ Startups-Founders, apply to participate, demo+pitch click this link: https://www.livesharkstank.co "Live Sharks Tank®" by Startups Showcase Demo+Pitch Expo & Business Mixer is open to all Business Verticals! Software, Hardware, Food, Clothing, Textiles, - any and all APPS (iOS, Droid, Windows Phone, Native & Web. Any Product or Service - Food etc. This AMAZING monthly event is where most anyone in the Startup Ecosystem is plugged in. We are open to all come and witness and cheer on the next great startup. Anyone can participate to succeed! Our venue host is providing Happy Hour Beverages from the moment you walk in the door! Startup-Industry Pro’s, VC’s and Angels judge this episode therefore you must bring your "A" Game! AGENDA: 5:45 PM - Attendee Check in 6:00 PM - Networking Mixer 7:00 PM - Investor-Speaker(s) 7:15 PM - 2 Min Pitching begins 8:45 PM - Voting for the Winner 8:45 PM - Winner Announced 9:00 PM - More Networking and ... 10:00PM - ...After Party LIST of STARTUPS: Startup Founders apply to participate here: https://www.livesharkstank.co SHARKS/INVESTORS: Manny Fernandez, Roger Royce, Karim Nurani, Parul Sahai, Luis Montes, Rania Hoteit, Peter Henry, MicroVentures, DreamFunded, Wayne Sutton, Steve Hoffman, Francesca Valdez, Fred Davis, Suraj Bhrigu Raj Singh Jhabua, Andrew Bartels, Sheridan Tatsuno, Robert Scoble, Tim Draper, Bill Sautter, Peter Crane, Peter Henry, Dave McClure, Stas Khirman, Nir Levneh, Gwen Cheni and many other investors are plugged in. LIST of SPONSORS: APLAZ Group, Inc., http://www.aplaz.com/ the de facto human resources department to startups and small business. "We actually do the work of employment!" Clients rave that APLAZ actually does the work - from finding the employee, onboarding, administrative boondoggles, complying with all Government agencies. (From pre hire to termination) Aplaz does it all. HULT-IBA (https://www.hult.edu/en/programs/executive-mba/) Business Degrees - Exclusively focused on business, we offerMBA, Executive MBA, Master, andBachelor programs with a cutting-edge curriculum that emphasizes practical experience. Be sure to get your early bird tickets here: https://www.livesharkstank.co/ Our Goal: we are searching for the next "Startup" investment! Visit Startups Showcase the producer of Live Sharks Tank, https://www.meetup.com/StartupsShowcase UA[masked]

Live Sharks Tank® startup expo & VIP-party

Startup Showcase Group

Welcome to "Live Sharks Tank"! An RSVP, here on meetup gives us a count, and we thank you. However, in order to enter the event you must have a ticket. Get your tickets here: http://www.livesharkstank.co/ TV personality and Emcee, Kym McNicolas gives her perspective to Jose De Dios, about Live Sharks Tank® by Startups Showcase: https://youtu.be/KT4YPFTXfxQ Startups-Founders, apply to participate, demo+pitch click this link: https://www.livesharkstank.co "Live Sharks Tank®" by Startups Showcase Demo+Pitch Expo & Business Mixer is open to all Business Verticals! Software, Hardware, Food, Clothing, Textiles, - any and all APPS (iOS, Droid, Windows Phone, Native & Web. Any Product or Service - Food etc. This AMAZING monthly event is where most anyone in the Startup Ecosystem is plugged in. We are open to all come and witness and cheer on the next great startup. Anyone can participate to succeed! Our venue host is providing Happy Hour Beverages from the moment you walk in the door! Startup-Industry Pro’s, VC’s and Angels judge this episode therefore you must bring your "A" Game! AGENDA: 5:45 PM - Attendee Check in 6:00 PM - Networking Mixer 7:00 PM - Investor-Speaker(s) 7:15 PM - 2 Min Pitching begins 8:45 PM - Voting for the Winner 8:45 PM - Winner Announced 9:00 PM - More Networking and ... 10:00PM - ...After Party LIST of STARTUPS: Startup Founders apply to participate here: https://www.livesharkstank.co SHARKS/INVESTORS: Manny Fernandez, Roger Royce, Karim Nurani, Parul Sahai, Luis Montes, Rania Hoteit, Peter Henry, MicroVentures, DreamFunded, Wayne Sutton, Steve Hoffman, Francesca Valdez, Fred Davis, Suraj Bhrigu Raj Singh Jhabua, Andrew Bartels, Sheridan Tatsuno, Robert Scoble, Tim Draper, Bill Sautter, Peter Crane, Peter Henry, Dave McClure, Stas Khirman, Nir Levneh, Gwen Cheni and many other investors are plugged in. LIST of SPONSORS: APLAZ Group, Inc., http://www.aplaz.com/ the de facto human resources department to startups and small business. "We actually do the work of employment!" Clients rave that APLAZ actually does the work - from finding the employee, onboarding, administrative boondoggles, complying with all Government agencies. (From pre hire to termination) Aplaz does it all. HULT-IBA (https://www.hult.edu/en/programs/executive-mba/) Business Degrees - Exclusively focused on business, we offerMBA, Executive MBA, Master, andBachelor programs with a cutting-edge curriculum that emphasizes practical experience. Be sure to get your early bird tickets here: https://www.livesharkstank.co/ Our Goal: we are searching for the next "Startup" investment! Visit Startups Showcase the producer of Live Sharks Tank, https://www.meetup.com/StartupsShowcase UA[masked]

Live Sharks Tank® startup expo & VIP-party

Startup Showcase Group

Welcome to "Live Sharks Tank"! An RSVP, here on meetup gives us a count, and we thank you. However, in order to enter the event you must have a ticket. Get your tickets here: http://www.livesharkstank.co/ TV personality and Emcee, Kym McNicolas gives her perspective to Jose De Dios, about Live Sharks Tank® by Startups Showcase: https://youtu.be/KT4YPFTXfxQ Startups-Founders, apply to participate, demo+pitch click this link: https://www.livesharkstank.co "Live Sharks Tank®" by Startups Showcase Demo+Pitch Expo & Business Mixer is open to all Business Verticals! Software, Hardware, Food, Clothing, Textiles, - any and all APPS (iOS, Droid, Windows Phone, Native & Web. Any Product or Service - Food etc. This AMAZING monthly event is where most anyone in the Startup Ecosystem is plugged in. We are open to all come and witness and cheer on the next great startup. Anyone can participate to succeed! Our venue host is providing Happy Hour Beverages from the moment you walk in the door! Startup-Industry Pro’s, VC’s and Angels judge this episode therefore you must bring your "A" Game! AGENDA: 5:45 PM - Attendee Check in 6:00 PM - Networking Mixer 7:00 PM - Investor-Speaker(s) 7:15 PM - 2 Min Pitching begins 8:45 PM - Voting for the Winner 8:45 PM - Winner Announced 9:00 PM - More Networking and ... 10:00PM - ...After Party LIST of STARTUPS: Startup Founders apply to participate here: https://www.livesharkstank.co SHARKS/INVESTORS: Manny Fernandez, Roger Royce, Karim Nurani, Parul Sahai, Luis Montes, Rania Hoteit, Peter Henry, MicroVentures, DreamFunded, Wayne Sutton, Steve Hoffman, Francesca Valdez, Fred Davis, Suraj Bhrigu Raj Singh Jhabua, Andrew Bartels, Sheridan Tatsuno, Robert Scoble, Tim Draper, Bill Sautter, Peter Crane, Peter Henry, Dave McClure, Stas Khirman, Nir Levneh, Gwen Cheni and many other investors are plugged in. LIST of SPONSORS: APLAZ Group, Inc., http://www.aplaz.com/ the de facto human resources department to startups and small business. "We actually do the work of employment!" Clients rave that APLAZ actually does the work - from finding the employee, onboarding, administrative boondoggles, complying with all Government agencies. (From pre hire to termination) Aplaz does it all. HULT-IBA (https://www.hult.edu/en/programs/executive-mba/) Business Degrees - Exclusively focused on business, we offerMBA, Executive MBA, Master, andBachelor programs with a cutting-edge curriculum that emphasizes practical experience. Be sure to get your early bird tickets here: https://www.livesharkstank.co/ Our Goal: we are searching for the next "Startup" investment! Visit Startups Showcase the producer of Live Sharks Tank, https://www.meetup.com/StartupsShowcase UA[masked]

Live Sharks Tank® startup expo & VIP-party

Startup Showcase Group

Welcome to "Live Sharks Tank"! An RSVP, here on meetup gives us a count, and we thank you. However, in order to enter the event you must have a ticket. Get your tickets here: http://www.livesharkstank.co/ TV personality and Emcee, Kym McNicolas gives her perspective to Jose De Dios, about Live Sharks Tank® by Startups Showcase: https://youtu.be/KT4YPFTXfxQ Startups-Founders, apply to participate, demo+pitch click this link: https://www.livesharkstank.co "Live Sharks Tank®" by Startups Showcase Demo+Pitch Expo & Business Mixer is open to all Business Verticals! Software, Hardware, Food, Clothing, Textiles, - any and all APPS (iOS, Droid, Windows Phone, Native & Web. Any Product or Service - Food etc. This AMAZING monthly event is where most anyone in the Startup Ecosystem is plugged in. We are open to all come and witness and cheer on the next great startup. Anyone can participate to succeed! Our venue host is providing Happy Hour Beverages from the moment you walk in the door! Startup-Industry Pro’s, VC’s and Angels judge this episode therefore you must bring your "A" Game! AGENDA: 5:45 PM - Attendee Check in 6:00 PM - Networking Mixer 7:00 PM - Investor-Speaker(s) 7:15 PM - 2 Min Pitching begins 8:45 PM - Voting for the Winner 8:45 PM - Winner Announced 9:00 PM - More Networking and ... 10:00PM - ...After Party LIST of STARTUPS: Startup Founders apply to participate here: https://www.livesharkstank.co SHARKS/INVESTORS: Manny Fernandez, Roger Royce, Karim Nurani, Parul Sahai, Luis Montes, Rania Hoteit, Peter Henry, MicroVentures, DreamFunded, Wayne Sutton, Steve Hoffman, Francesca Valdez, Fred Davis, Suraj Bhrigu Raj Singh Jhabua, Andrew Bartels, Sheridan Tatsuno, Robert Scoble, Tim Draper, Bill Sautter, Peter Crane, Peter Henry, Dave McClure, Stas Khirman, Nir Levneh, Gwen Cheni and many other investors are plugged in. LIST of SPONSORS: APLAZ Group, Inc., http://www.aplaz.com/ the de facto human resources department to startups and small business. "We actually do the work of employment!" Clients rave that APLAZ actually does the work - from finding the employee, onboarding, administrative boondoggles, complying with all Government agencies. (From pre hire to termination) Aplaz does it all. HULT-IBA (https://www.hult.edu/en/programs/executive-mba/) Business Degrees - Exclusively focused on business, we offerMBA, Executive MBA, Master, andBachelor programs with a cutting-edge curriculum that emphasizes practical experience. Be sure to get your early bird tickets here: https://www.livesharkstank.co/ Our Goal: we are searching for the next "Startup" investment! Visit Startups Showcase the producer of Live Sharks Tank, https://www.meetup.com/StartupsShowcase UA[masked]

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Live Sharks Tank® startup expo & VIP-party

Startup Showcase Group

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