• AR Kitchen Meet Up: AR Demos, Networking & More

    Shasta Ventures

    Consider this an “all call” for entrepreneurs, pioneers, creators, builders, developers and founders who are playing around with ARKit, ARCore and all other fun AR things and who are interested in sharing their concepts, meeting friends and talking shop about the future of AR and the #camerafirst world. We're hoping to fuel entrepreneurs with financing so they can leverage the smart-camera on smartphone. ARcore and ARkit are changing the game! The world is going to change because of AR Kit and because of Mobile-first computing, let's push forward the charge as a collective group! We won't have featured speakers - this will be a more casual networking meet up. We will have beverages, but not food jFYI. Bring your demos!!

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  • AR VC Pitch Office Hours w/Shasta, Betaworks, & Candela Paramount in SF

    **This is the application-only pitch session to pitch investors. The AR Kitchen Meet Up is after this session, beginning at 5pm. Thank you so much for your interest in meeting with us! We're holding joint open office hours in San Francisco beginning at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 15th for founders building new augmented reality, camera-first, and computer vision-related products. If you're interested in pitching us, please fill out the questions below to apply for one of the five half-hour slots we have open that day. Deadline for submissions is 12pm PDT on Tuesday, February 6th. To apply submit here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdN7GZMMOotOhZckz4wl7Z3A9vEmPhJGqiz_v-DyI06tSnIng/viewform Jacob Mullins (Shasta Ventures), Peter Rojas (Betaworks Ventures), and Don Stein (Candela Paramount)

  • AR Kitchen Nov Meetup with Greylock, Betaworks, Candela & Shasta Ventures

    Consider this an “all call” for entrepreneurs, pioneers, creators, builders, developers and founders who are playing around with ARKit and ARCore today and who are interested in sharing their concepts, and gaining some feedback on their products and fundraising strategy, and generally talking shop about the future of AR and the #camerafirst world. We're hoping to fuel entrepreneurs with financing so they can leverage the smart-camera on smartphone. ARcore and ARkit are changing the game! The world is going to change because of AR Kit and because of Mobile-first computing, let's push forward the charge as a collective group! We won't have featured speakers - this will be a more casual networking meet up. We will have beverages, but not food jFYI. Bring your demos!!

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  • AR Kitchen Meet up 8/23!! Rescheduling VR Tuesday #12...

    Hi friends, Due to scheduling, we canceled VR Tuesday #12 (originally to be held Aug 22) this month, but we invite you to join us on Aug 23 from 5 to 7pm at Shasta Ventures SF for an AR Kitchen meet up to meet people and see projects building for Augmented Reality!! Last month we met up and over 50 people showed up with great demos and ideas for building in AR and on AR Kit. Feel free to bring demos. We will have beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. What is AR Kitchen? Consider this an “all call” for creators, builders, developers and entrepreneurs who are playing around with ARKit today and who are interested in sharing their concepts, and gaining some feedback on their products and fundraising strategy, and generally talking shop about the future of AR and the #camerafirst world. AR Kitchen is co-hosted by Peter Rojas of Betaworks Ventures and Don Stein of Candela Paramount. Join us! More at: https://hackernoon.com/join-us-for-arkitchen-cooking-up-product-concepts-around-apples-new-arkit-1ccc30e8b0e

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  • TODAY ARKit Happy Hour Meet up at Shasta Ventures SF!!

    Join us for an impromptu Happy Hour TODAY Thurs, July 27, with investors Peter Rojas of betaworks ventures, Don Stein of Candela Paramount, and Jacob Mullins of Shasta Ventures, and a number of entrepreneurs and developers building AR experiences and playing with Apple's ARKit. This will be an open Happy Hour following our ARKitchen Office Hours session (https://hackernoon.com/join-us-for-arkitchen-cooking-up-product-concepts-around-apples-new-arkit-1ccc30e8b0e). Please join us from 5pm to 7pm and let's talk AR and ARKit! We will have cold beer, demos welcome! -- What is VR Tuesday? VR Tuesday is a monthly community event that focuses on the business of Digital Reality, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Mixed Reality. The focus is to bring together experience creators, monetization (brands / advertisers) & venture capital. See videos of past speakers on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC68xVYQbXG6rS3yHVifTleA See livestreams of our past speakers at http://facebook.com/vrtuesday See our tweets at http://twitter.com/vrtuesday Past events: VR Tuesday #1: Top VR Moneymakers: ODG's R7 AR Glasses, River Studios & EASE VR ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/232746221/ ) VR Tuesday #2: Investment & Monetization in VR & AR, featuring IAB, OmniVirt and VR Investments ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/234101920/ ) VR Tuesday #3: App Monetization & Distro w DiscoveryVR, UploadVR & ToneTree https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/234785721/ ) VR Tuesday #4: Finding success in VR with HTC Vive X Accelerator, Colopl & Dolby ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/235610812/ ) VR Tuesday #5: VR Tuesday #5: 2017 The Year of Opportunity in VR & AR ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/236341831/ ) VR Tuesday #6: VR Tuesday #6: Builders in VR/AR feat Human Centered Design, Enterprise & Audio ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/237153256/ ) VR Tuesday #7: How to make $$$ now in VR/AR...Oculus, Microsoft & Jefferies ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/237904532/ ) VR Tuesday #8: Create engaging VR/AR experiences with High Fidelity & Modal VR ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/238603540 ) VR Tuesday #9: VR Tuesday #9: The digital 3D / VR / AR world is now... https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/239307131/ VR Tuesday #10: Halfway through 2017, how to capitalize on VR/AR/3D today https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/240042635/ -- For Sponsorship please contact us. For more information and to stay up to date on future VR Tuesday events please become a member on our Meetup page at http://meetup.com/vrtuesday . Follow us on Twitter @VRTuesday and Facebook http://facebook.com/vrtuesday .

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  • VR Tuesday 11: The latest in AR/VR from Betaworks, Scope AR & Super Ventures

    Join us for VR Tuesday #11. VR Tuesday is a regular monthly meet up focused o the business side of the Virtual Reality and Augmented reality industries. REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON EVENTBRITE http://vrtuesday11.eventbrite.com Featuring Speakers: Peter Rojas, Partner, Betaworks Ventures Peter is a Partner at Betaworks Ventures looking for Seed stage investments at the intersection of media and technology including VR & AR. Prior Peter is an entrepreneur and Founder of Gizmodo, Engadget and gdgt. Scott Montgomerie, CEO, Scope AR Co-Founder and CEO of Scope AR, a company specializing in using Augmented Reality to solve some of industry's toughest problems. Using computer vision, Scope Technologies aims to bring augmented reality technologies into the mainstream in a variety of industries. Matt Miesnieks, Partner, Super Ventures Matt is currently a VC at SuperVentures investing in pre-seed AR startups while also incubating a stealth startup. He has worked professionally for 8 years building AR products at Samsung, Dekko & Layar, and has a 10+ year global mobile/telecom career prior to this in executive commercial and technical roles. Matt will be speaking about: "Apple's ARKit has captured our imagination by delivering AR that "just works" on a mass market smartphone. Google's Tango and Other SDK's are all compromised in various ways. Matt will discuss why this is, with various insider and behind the scenes insights from his time spent building the first fused 6dof smartphone tracker at Dekko in 2011, and building AR hardware prototypes at Samsung, along with his relationships with technical leaders of the Computer Vision teams at all the major AR platform companies. He'll describe the path taken by ARKit from invention to productization, and also describe what's coming next in Computer Vision for AR & why that is needed. The discussion will be technical, while also highlighting the UX and Commercial impact of the technical capabilities." -- What is VR Tuesday? VR Tuesday is a monthly community event that focuses on the business of Digital Reality, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Mixed Reality. The focus is to bring together experience creators, monetization (brands / advertisers) & venture capital. See videos of past speakers on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC68xVYQbXG6rS3yHVifTleA See livestreams of our past speakers at http://facebook.com/vrtuesday See our tweets at http://twitter.com/vrtuesday Past events: VR Tuesday #1: Top VR Moneymakers: ODG's R7 AR Glasses, River Studios & EASE VR (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/232746221/) VR Tuesday #2: Investment & Monetization in VR & AR, featuring IAB, OmniVirt and VR Investments (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/234101920/) VR Tuesday #3: App Monetization & Distro w DiscoveryVR, UploadVR & ToneTree https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/234785721/) VR Tuesday #4: Finding success in VR with HTC Vive X Accelerator, Colopl & Dolby (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/235610812/) VR Tuesday #5: VR Tuesday #5: 2017 The Year of Opportunity in VR & AR (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/236341831/) VR Tuesday #6: VR Tuesday #6: Builders in VR/AR feat Human Centered Design, Enterprise & Audio (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/237153256/) VR Tuesday #7: How to make $$$ now in VR/AR...Oculus, Microsoft & Jefferies (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/237904532/) VR Tuesday #8: Create engaging VR/AR experiences with High Fidelity & Modal VR (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/238603540) VR Tuesday #9: VR Tuesday #9: The digital 3D / VR / AR world is now... https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/239307131/ VR Tuesday #10: Halfway through 2017, how to capitalize on VR/AR/3D today https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/240042635/ -- Agenda 6:30pm Doors Open & Networking 7:00pm Speakers (20 minutes ea, 10 min talk + 10 min Q&A) 8:00pm Open Networking 9:30pm Close -- For Sponsorship please contact us. For more information and to stay up to date on future VR Tuesday events please become a member on our Meetup page at http://meetup.com/vrtuesday. Follow us on Twitter @VRTuesday and Facebook http://facebook.com/vrtuesday.

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  • VR Tuesday #10: Halfway through 2017, how to capitalize on VR/AR/3D today

    Join us at VR Tuesday #10 to talk about how entrepreneurs, creators, developers and enthusiasts can make money in the burgeoning VR / AR / 3D industry today. REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON EVENTBRITE http://vrtuesday10.eventbrite.com Michael Ludden, Director of Product of IBM Watson Developers Labs & AR/VR Labs Michael Ludden is Program Director & Senior Product Manager of IBM Watson Developer Labs & AR/VR Labs. As passionate about solving real problems for developers as he is about Artificial Intelligence, Michael is also fascinated by all things futurist, and has been involved in ideation around emerging use cases that include Virtual Reality, conversational interfaces (digital including "chatbot"​ + physical including "IoT"​), and generally the emerging field of AI as a service. Guy Bendov, Founder/CEO, SideKick VR & Business Development at Tap With Us VR & AR industry veteran Guy Bendov will speak about experiences as CEO/Founder of SideKick VR, Tap With Us (http://www.tapwithus.com/) the wearable virtual input device. Andy Stack, Founder & COO, Arcturus Studios Andy is a content and technology executive with deep experience in digital content production and monetization, with prior experience building products and partner ecosystems at YouTube and other companies. More recently Andy founded and is leading operations at Arcturus Studios. -- What is VR Tuesday? VR Tuesday is a monthly community event that focuses on the business of Digital Reality, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Mixed Reality. The focus is to bring together experience creators, monetization (brands / advertisers) & venture capital. See videos of past speakers on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC68xVYQbXG6rS3yHVifTleA See livestreams of our past speakers at http://facebook.com/vrtuesday See our tweets at http://twitter.com/vrtuesday Past events: VR Tuesday #1: Top VR Moneymakers: ODG's R7 AR Glasses, River Studios & EASE VR (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/232746221/) VR Tuesday #2: Investment & Monetization in VR & AR, featuring IAB, OmniVirt and VR Investments (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/234101920/) VR Tuesday #3: App Monetization & Distro w DiscoveryVR, UploadVR & ToneTree https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/234785721/) VR Tuesday #4: Finding success in VR with HTC Vive X Accelerator, Colopl & Dolby (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/235610812/) VR Tuesday #5: VR Tuesday #5: 2017 The Year of Opportunity in VR & AR (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/236341831/) VR Tuesday #6: VR Tuesday #6: Builders in VR/AR feat Human Centered Design, Enterprise & Audio (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/237153256/) VR Tuesday #7: How to make $$$ now in VR/AR...Oculus, Microsoft & Jefferies (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/237904532/) VR Tuesday #8: Create engaging VR/AR experiences with High Fidelity & Modal VR (https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/238603540) VR Tuesday #9: VR Tuesday #9: The digital 3D / VR / AR world is now...( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/239307131/ ) -- Agenda 6:30pm Doors Open & Networking 7:00pm Speakers (20 minutes ea, 10 min talk + 10 min Q&A) 8:00pm Open Networking 9:30pm Close -- For Sponsorship please contact us. For more information and to stay up to date on future VR Tuesday events please become a member on our Meetup page at http://meetup.com/vrtuesday. Follow us on Twitter @VRTuesday and Facebook http://facebook.com/vrtuesday.

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  • AR in Industry (Presented by VR Tuesday & Shasta Ventures)

    REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON EVENTBRITE http://arindustry.eventbrite.com Join us May 31, to meet and hear from PTC (http://ptc.com) CEO, and Augmented World Expo 2017 keynote, Jim Heppelmann, and learn how PTC is enabling companies to create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things, with Augmented Reality at the core of the next generation of technology products and services. PTC is at the forefront of Augmented Reality as the owners and stewards of Vuforia, the industry's most advanced and widely adopted augmented reality technology platform. Vuforia (http://vuforia.com) is used by hundreds of thousands of developers across the globe and unlocks unlimited possibilities for enabling new ways to experience digital content in our physical world. In addition, PTC recently unveiled ThingWorx Studio (https://www.thingworx.com/platforms/thingworx-studio/) - an AR offering for the Industrial Enterprise, which combines the power of Vuforia with the ThingWorx IoT Platform, offering new opportunities for the industrial enterprise. Join us on May 31 at Shasta Ventures to meet Jim, and a number of other entrepreneurs and executives who are building solutions that will revolutionize the way industry works in the near future. REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON EVENTBRITE http://arindustry.eventbrite.com Jim Heppelmann, CEO and President, PTC James (Jim) Heppelmann is the president and CEO of PTC, responsible for driving the company’s global business strategy and operations. During Mr. Heppelmann’s leadership tenure, PTC has assembled the industry’s most comprehensive technology capabilities to enable companies to create, connect, analyze, operate, and service the products and systems that comprise the Internet of Things. He also serves on PTC’s Board of Directors. Jim will be interviewed by Phil Fernandez, PTC Board Member, Venture Partner at Shasta Ventures, and Co-Founder and Former CEO & Chairman of Marketo. Phil Fernandez, Venture Partner, Shasta Ventures; Co-Founder, former CEO & Chairman, Marketo Phil is a Silicon Valley veteran, with more than 35 years of experience building and leading breakout technology companies. Phil co-founded Marketo (http://marketo.com) in 2006 and led the company as Chairman and CEO for a decade, overseeing its successful IPO and acquisition by Vista Equity Partners. Prior to Marketo, Phil served as president and COO of Epiphany, an enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) software company. In addition to this keynote fireside chat, we will have lightning talks from a couple of startups trailblazing the way into industry with Augmented Reality solutions. REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON EVENTBRITE http://arindustry.eventbrite.com Agenda: · 5:30 – 6:30pm – Doors Open, Open Networking · 6:30 – 7pm – 2 or 3 "AR in Industry" startup lightning talks (10 mins each) · 7:00pm – 7:30pm Fireside Chat with Jim Heppelmann​ and Phil Fernandez · 7:30p – 8:00pm Open Q&A for Jim & Phil · 8:00p – 9:00pm Open Networking · 9:30pm End This is a special event of VR Tuesday. For more information on the regular VR Tuesday meetups please visit us at http://meetup.com/vrtuesday. (http://meetup.com/vrtuesday)

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  • VR Tuesday #9: The digital 3D / VR / AR world is now...

    With the recent releases of Snap's World Lenses, Facebook's AR Studio & Camera Effects, Pinterest Lenses and others, the camera is coming to the forefront. Let's talk about how the VR/AR/3D world is happening now, featuring AR experts in retail, analytics helping us measure success today, and how humans can interact more realistically in virtual environments. REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON EVENTBRITE http://vrtuesday9.eventbrite.com Join us at VR Tuesday #9 to talk about how entrepreneurs, creators, developers and enthusiasts can make money in the burgeoning VR / AR / 3D industry today. Silvain Toromanoff, Product Lead, Sayduck AR Silvain is Product Lead at Sayduck ( http://sayduck.com ), the leading platform for AR and 3D for home decor. With more than 4000 photorealistic products available in 3D, Sayduck enables consumers to visualize furniture in their homes thanks to a mobile AR app, and help retailers and brands engage their customers by easily displaying products in 3D on their own sites. Silvain has both a technical education and an innovation management degree, and specialises in multi-disciplinary projects. Read more about silvain on http://silvain.space (http://silvain.space/). Ben Peirce, CEO, Vrtigo Ben is the co-founder and CEO of Vrtigo ( http://vrtigo.io ), a VR analytics startup in San Francisco. Vrtigo helps 360 video creators and platforms track and improve their content using a combination of qualitative and quantitative tools. Prior to founding Vrtigo, Ben built analytics systems in healthcare and ad tech. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard, where he studied control systems and robotics. Charles Miller, CEO, Alpha Computing Co. Charlie has been working in bio-informatics for three years deciphering the signals that emerge from our biological hardware. Alpha Computing Co is building delightful and impactful products. Our first focus is in the VR/AR space - teasing non-verbal social cues out of the physical space, and translating them into the digital space. Our mission is quite clear, we aim to build the ultimate interface through human focused design. http://alphacomputing.io/ REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED ON EVENTBRITE http://vrtuesday9.eventbrite.com -- What is VR Tuesday? VR Tuesday is a monthly community event that focuses on the business of Digital Reality, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Mixed Reality. The focus is to bring together experience creators, monetization (brands / advertisers) & venture capital. See videos of past speakers on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC68xVYQbXG6rS3yHVifTleA See livestreams of our past speakers at http://facebook.com/vrtuesday See our tweets at http://twitter.com/vrtuesday Past events: VR Tuesday #1: Top VR Moneymakers: ODG's R7 AR Glasses, River Studios & EASE VR ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/232746221/ ) VR Tuesday #2: Investment & Monetization in VR & AR, featuring IAB, OmniVirt and VR Investments ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/234101920/ ) VR Tuesday #3: App Monetization & Distro w DiscoveryVR, UploadVR & ToneTree https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/234785721/ ) VR Tuesday #4: Finding success in VR with HTC Vive X Accelerator, Colopl & Dolby ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/235610812/ ) VR Tuesday #5: VR Tuesday #5: 2017 The Year of Opportunity in VR & AR ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/236341831/ ) VR Tuesday #6: VR Tuesday #6: Builders in VR/AR feat Human Centered Design, Enterprise & Audio ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/237153256/ ) VR Tuesday #7: How to make $$$ now in VR/AR...Oculus, Microsoft & Jefferies ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/237904532/ ) VR Tuesday #8: Create engaging VR/AR experiences with High Fidelity & Modal VR ( https://www.meetup.com/VRTuesday/events/238603540 ) -- Agenda 6:30pm Doors Open & Networking 7:00pm Speakers (20 minutes ea, 10 min talk + 10 min Q&A) 8:00pm Open Networking 9:30pm Close -- For Sponsorship please contact us. For more information and to stay up to date on future VR Tuesday events please become a member on our Meetup page at http://meetup.com/vrtuesday . Follow us on Twitter @VRTuesday and Facebook http://facebook.com/vrtuesday .

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