Welcome to the first Virtual Reality Fair San Francisco!
Our community is designed to be an ideal way for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs excited about VR to connect with one another. We hope some of you find some talented engineers or designers for your next gig.
Our first event is focused on the VR landscape and outlook for 2016. We will have some interesting lightning talks about projects our members are working on and a speech about how the market is expected to develop over the coming year.
Some of our members will also be presenting demos of their work.
Food and Drinks will be provided.
7:00 - 7:30 Arrivals & Introductions
7:30 - 7:45 Lightning Talks
7:45 - 8:15 Brandon Farwell - Rothenberg Ventures
8:15 - 8:45 Greg Gopman - UploadVR & Jimmy Giliberti - WorldViz
8:45 - 9:00 Meet & Chat
Brandon Farwell - Rothenberg Ventures
Is a Partner at Rothenberg Ventures and focuses on enterprise software, VR, robotics, AI, space, and drones. Prior to Rothenberg Ventures, Brandon was an investor at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) focusing on enterprise software investments including Box, Yammer, SugarCRM, and Insight Squared He also focused on venture capital investments at Credit Suisse’s dedicated secondary fund called Strategic Partners (acquired by Blackstone in 2012) before DFJ. Brandon spent time on the corporate development and sales operations teams at Box. Along with Mike Rothenberg, Brandon helped run Stanford’s entrepreneurship program while in undergrad. Brandon is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Economics (2008) and Harvard Business School (2014). He’s a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Venture Capital.
Greg Gopman - UploadVR
Greg is cultivating a combination of education, networking and investment opportunities for VR/AR space. Some of the exciting projects Upload is building out right now include San Frnacisco's first VR dedicated co-working space, industry-wide conferences and a $170mm capital network to nurture new companies coming into the space. Greg previously founded AngelHack, Hackathon.io, where he built a global community of 50,000 developers and 1,000's of startups created at 100's of AngelHack events taking place in 70+ cities worldwide.
Jimmy Giliberti - WorldViz
Jimmy is Americas Director of Business Development and Sales for WorldViz, a company that has been creating Virtual Reality solutions for over 10 years. He has been on the forefront of many of Tech’s major turning points. He was on the original IBM PC team. At Autodesk, he was Development Director for the first four versions of 3DS Max, the first professional 3D CGI creation tool to create VR content. He was a key player in the creation of mobile software apps and platforms at HandsOnMobile, LimeLife and GREE. He recently had been focused on broadcast video and independent filmmaking. His background in post production tools, content creation, and visual effects puts him in a wonderful place to help shape today’s bright future for Virtual Reality.
If you are interested in giving a lightning talk about what you are working on or demoing a project, feel free to reach out to the organizer or just bring your gear. There will be enough space to set it up.