WELCOME TO THE FINLAND CHAPTER OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR VR AND AR

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NEWS

THE TEAM

Chapter President Santtu Parikka santtu@thevrara.com

Santtu is the CEO, Fake Production Santtu has long history in CGI content creation. 3D graphics, films, games, advertising, AR,VR. Before founding Fake, Santtu was one of the founders of Hybrid Graphics (Nvidia Finland). Besides being an entrepreneur he also is an investor in a few computer graphics related companies. Santtu also does mentoring for start ups. Father of two, competitive classic yacht sailor, ice hockey goalie and friend of bad jokes. Before professional career in CGI Santtu was making Amiga demos , sold rubber, worked as a photographer, co-produced theatre and rock concerts. Currently most interesting: Multi-User VR/ AR, Location based entertainment, content strategies, agile in creative processes

VP Ville Miettinen

Ville is a Finnish programmer and serial entrepreneur with a long background in computer graphics and computer vision. He was the co-founder and CTO of Hybrid Graphics (now NVIDIA Finland), co-author of Umbra, and co-founder of drawElements (acquired by Google). Wili is an active angel investor, focusing on European graphics/vision companies. He is also the chairman of ACM SIGGRAPH Helsinki, co-founder of IGDA Finland and serving on the board of the Startup Foundation in Finland. Wili’s hobbies include traveling (visited 100+ countries) and mentoring entrepreneurs all over the planet. He has been coaching in various acceleration programs, e.g., Startup Sauna, GameFounders, HackFWD and BuildIt.

NETWORK

Connect and build strong relationships with key players in the VR/AR ecosystem through VRARA or partner-hosted events.

COLLABORATE 

Work with innovators in the VR/AR ecosystem across all verticals, from original content creators to innovative hardware companies.

RESEARCH

Gain unlimited, exclusive access to VRARA research and publications, or, when applicable, receive discounts to third-party reports.