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RSVP on Eventbrite: The Business of VR - Open Discussion on Getting Clients

RSVP here:
Cost: $18 on Eventbrite (please preregister)
or $25 at the door

This event is for VR professionals offering VR services. Regardless of whether you are a startup or already in business, all are welcome.

VR (Virtual Reality) is citied today as a hot technology to watch. With so many content creators, hardware pioneers and endorsement by the large internet and software giants, it looks like VR just may pass the ‘fad’ stage and get widespread adoption in the future.

Or will it? While everyone agrees that VR technology is cool, most businesses aren’t sure what to do with it yet. Although there seems to be practical use cases for VR, such as in the medical sector, what’s really driving VR are forward thinking entrepreneurs…and the video game industry.

If you are a VR company today, the question then is… how can you make money?

This event is an open discussion on how service providers can start and sustain a business offering VR with emphasis on the business and money of VR.

We will talk about three components for VR companies today, including:

1. Startup and funding – are you bootstrapping or seeking investment?
2. Technical execution and services – which types of VR will ‘make it’?
3. Sales – everyone wants to know how to generate VR revenue

And try to answer:
• Is it possible that VR, like 3DTV, is just a fad?
• What types of VR services exist today (and in the future?).
• Who wants it? Who will benefit from VR services?
• What would (should) they pay?
• What you need to do to sell VR services
• The future of VR consumption?

This discussion will be moderated by Ronald Lee, a (visual) marketer who is also connecting Canadian companies to Chinese investment. We’re running this event only once, be sure to come or you’ll be sorry you missed it.

We’ll start the event by getting to know everyone in the room and include a Show and Tell! If you have something cool and VR related, please bring it to show us.

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  • Jairo

    All fine.

    February 2

  • Keith Y.

    Very good startup Meeting. Several very pertinent points brought to the overall discussion. Good input from many who attended. Looking forward to the next MeetUp. Thanks to Aaron and Ronald and Dora for Organizing and to Mike of The Tribe Space for Hosting.

    February 1

  • Ronald L.

    FYI, here is the agenda for tonight's discussion (download link): We need to start the event BY 6:00pm to make the time for this action packed event!

    We are also almost at capacity, so please arrive early to sign in and get a seat, otherwise you're gonna be standing.

    February 1

    • Aaron H.

      Apologies I couldn't make it guys! Been an overloaded week. Hope you enjoy the event!

      February 1

  • Ronald L.

    Hi there! This event is almost full. Please be sure to register on Eventbrite so as to AVOID DISSAPPOINTMENT at the door!

    January 31

  • Angela R.

    Wish I could make it!

    January 31

  • Ronald L.

    Have a look at this article, and for the upcoming event this Wednesday, think about ways VR can get you clients (and make money) in Vancouver over the next 24 months.

    "Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are not just fun and games. As recent industry research shows, the technologies are being deployed -- or will be soon -- in a variety of industries and for a number of applications.

    ....85 percent of those surveyed said they either already have VR projects underway, or will do so within one to two years...."

    January 30

  • Ronald L.

    When I was in China last year you could find popup VR experience stations at airports and malls. They have taken to VR in a big way and it looks like they are aiming to increase their VR tech by four times this year. If they build it and it succeeds, the world will follow.

    "China's VR market to expand fourfold in 2017: IDC"

    January 28

  • Ronald L.

    This is a fun and clever way that this father did to use VR for his daughter, haha. What ideas do you get from this?

    "Dad uses HTC Vive to give daughter immersive VR tour of her dollhouse"

    1 · January 26

  • Amir

    Has anyone have had experience using Unity to create a VR game/experience for Cardboard or GearVR?
    Beyond the basics, involving characters, imported animation, some cloth sim, etc.

    If so, let's chat after this Wednesday meetup.


    January 25

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