Get your Company Featured in our VR AR Ecosystem Reports

VRARA's 50+ Chapters are producing industry reports on the regional VR/AR ecosystems to promote companies and organizations involved with immersive technologies and media from NYC to Sydney, across the world.  The reports will be promoted by VRARA and our partners reaching potentially a 1M audience. 

Would you be interested to have your company featured in these report or sponsor the report? If yes, then let us know at info@thevrara.com 

Each report will specifically highlight the following:

  • Size of the local ecosystem market 
  • Number of relevant companies in the ecosystem 
  • List of companies and company info (size: number of employees, revenue; vertical, customers)
  • Reasons why company is based in the local ecosystem 
  • Needs and hopes from and for the ecosystem

If you have any questions or are interested in being featured or sponsor, please reply to this email or email info@thevrara.com

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VRARA Netherlands & VRX Rising Stars First Edition 2018 (5 startups will be given a unique opportunity!)

To enter the competition, please click here

To attend the event RSVP here

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What is the VRARA Netherlands Rising Stars?

Showcase outstanding achievements in VR/AR/MR

Selected Startups will have the huge opportunity to showcase their achievements to thousands of attendees and decision makers on the 17th of May during the afterparty of VRX Europe in Amsterdam.

Attendees will include some of the biggest names in VR and offer a night of learning, entertainment and celebration.
 

OUR EXPERT JUDGING PANEL

Our experts are going to select 5 of the best startups.

They will showcase their solution during our event on the 17th of May.

 
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CRITERIAS FOR STARTUP SELECTION

Our jury members will assess the startup submissions against several criteria.

The 5 startups reaching the highest scores will be the ones selected to present at the event on the 17th of May 2018.

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DURING THE NIGHT – 17th MAY 2018

More details coming soon !

 

SPONSORS

The success of the VRARA Netherlands Rising Stars event is tightly linked to the generosity and support of its sponsors and partners.

If you want to take part in the adventure, please contact  isa@thevrara.com

 

PARTNERS

 

COMPETITION AGENDA

Jury Members Announced – 15th April

Recruitment startup campaign launch – 16th April

Deadline Startup Submission – 6th May at 23:59

Selected Startups Announced – 11th May

 

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE EVENING?

The 5 selected startups will showcase their products and solutions on the 17th of May 2018 during a fun after party event. If you want to have the privilege to discuss with those rising stars and meet VR/MR/AR biggest influencers in Europe, please book your ticket now.

This event is free for all VRX Europe attendees (Our event is built in partnership with the VRX Europe conference), you will receive an email to proceed to registration soon.

If you are a member of the VRARA Netherlands Association, this event is also free for you. Members will receive an email to proceed to registration soon.

Limited Tickets:

If you are not part of the VRX Europe conference, you can register here. Only few tickets are sold outside of the VRX event, we would like to encourage you to register as soon as possible if you want to be sure to secure a spot.

 

QUESTIONS?

Get in Touch

isa@thevrara.com

 

ELIGIBILITY AND GUIDELINES

 

Guidelines see here

VRARA Netherlands Chapter Launch Event

The VR/AR Association finally comes to the Netherlands !

This is a call to all lovers of virtual, augmented and mixed realities in Amsterdam and the Netherlands in general to join us at this launch event. 

We are thrilled to welcome you at Ordina, one of our founding members.

We are putting together an exciting program for you where...

  • you will discover what the Dutch chapter of the association intends and does

  • you will hear insightful case studies in VR / AR / MR

  • you will network with our local VR / AR / MR community

  • you will have a chance to play with some material and demos :-)

VR/AR are all about experiences. At VRARA, we want to make sure you have an opportunity to discover with your own eyes what it has to offer… and what our partners & friends in particular have created.

For our launch event, the Play Zone will be awesome:

  • Demo of the Dutch Navy VR experience (provided by Ordina)

  • 2 Hololens devices on display (provided by Ordina)

  • Game corner with PS4 & VR headset (provided by AkzoNobel)

  • Rovr, geographic virtual simulation (provided by VROwl)

  • Demo of Dutch Railways VR experience (provided by DigitasLBi)

Highlights from the launch event of the Amsterdam Chapter

 Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh, Amsterdam Chapter President at the VR/AR Association

An eclectic crowd of local startups and companies in Holland, as well as visitors from neighboring countries like Belgium and Germany, came together last night to celebrate the launch of the VR/AR Association in Amsterdam.

Chapter President, Amir-Esmaeil Bozorgzadeh, spoke alongside Benjamin de Wit, co-organizer of the VR Days Europe conference happening on November 3rd to 6th and Robert Breton, CEO of the VRappstore, who announced the VRackathon that takes place at VR Days Europe. The hackathon is part of a series in which 6 challenges are presented to teams that are based on using immersive technology to make a difference in positively impacting societal ills like fear and violence.

The event was run in partnership with StartupAmsterdam, the government initiative that works to evangelize, catalyze, and rally the creative energies of the startup and tech community in the Netherlands' capital while continually building new bridges and resources to help foreign startups and companies plant their roots in the iCapital of Europe.

All of this magic was hosted at VRBASE, the incubator, accelerator (the first in Europe), and studio dedicated to supporting the VR/AR industry, and leading the mission to mark Amsterdam as the VR Capital of Europe.

 Robert Breton, CEO at VRappstore

Amsterdam presents VR Days Europe on Nov 3-5

For the second year running, Amsterdam's VR Days Europe presents four-days filled with the latest VR trends and hardware, inspiring keynotes, content creation and all varieties of demos to experience. Locations this year include the striking VondelCS building in Amsterdam’s beautiful Vondelpark, the Stadsschouwburg in the city centre and the city’s newly opened VRBase, the co-working space for VR companies that has now expanded as Europe's first VR accelerator and incubator. 

VR Days is the place where creators meet creators. Where they connect in a relaxed setting. Where they meet the people who they know are out there. To shake hands, look each other in the eyes and become professional friends. Where developers from all shapes and sizes, from software to hardware, from nerd to creative director meet to forge relationships so they can develop more easily, quicker, and co-create richer, with more tools and more knowledge. 

Albert 'Skip' Rizzo will be speaking during this year's event. He will talk about the design, development and evaluation of virtual reality (VR) systems targeting the areas of clinical assessment, treatment rehabilitation and resilience. This work spans the domains of psychological, cognitive and motor functioning in both healthy and clinical populations.

Another speaker is Dana-Maria Faneker, the the first coach in the Netherlands who is working with Virtual Reality. She has won the Samsung VR Challenge for the best VR idea in the Netherlands. That means that Samsung is going to help her to launch this idea first as a pilot in the Netherlands and then, fingers crossed, worldwide! The idea is called: "Fear or Love!” Along with her start-up, coined ”CaptainVR”, she plans on developing VR applications and train coaches, trainers, therapists and psychologists to work with this technology, so they can help people to get rid of all their fears and realize their goals and dreams. 

And of course there are many more interesting speakers. Check out www.vrdays.co to learn more.