WELCOME TO THE SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER OF THE GLOBAL ASSOCIATION FOR VR AND AR
Why Join VRARA Silicon Valley?
As the world's technology epicenter, Silicon Valley and San Francisco have become hotbeds for VR and AR. VRARA positions companies of all sizes to capitalize on this next major computing platform shift.
Carried by chapter leaders that are embedded in VR/AR front lines, a thought-leadership approach is taken towards member support. This happens through the chapter's research, editorial output and events.
Our goal is to connect you with the best and brightest of the VR & AR industries, providing you with the knowledge and the network you need to make an impact.
When you join the Silicon Valley Chapter, you are also directly connected to the San Francisco chapter, and have access to companies and events from San Jose to San Francisco and everywhere in between.
All of the above is cultivated through:
Free access to VRARA events with A-list speakers (examples below)
Discounts to third party events and conferences
Access to VRARA's theDIRECTORY
Participation in over 20 industry vertical committees
Full list of member benefits can be seen here.
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As a VRARA Member, you get discounts to the following:
Currently seeking volunteers for Chapter leadership positions, please email Jeremy for more information
Jeremy has over 15 years experience providing leadership and strategic vision to startups and S&P500 companies, from software and consumer electronics to augmented reality. As Senior Director and head of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Development for Flex (NASDAQ:FLEX), he led the global operations for a new business unit, focused on helping hardware companies go-to-market quickly, leveraging an in-house designed reference platform. He has always been obsessively focused on user experience and how people engage with and interact with technology. Jeremy holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and M.Eng. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and has served as an advisor to several startups.
Jyotsna Kadimi, Director of University Relations
Jyotsna built University of Southern California (USC) VR/AR student community (VRSC) and the Inter-Collegiate XR group (ICXR) while pursuing her Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. Fondly known as ‘Jyo,’ she graduated earning USC Viterbi’s Most Inspirational Award and the title of ‘Young Entertainment Professional’ from Hollywood Professional Association (HPA). She developed interactive, immersive experiences and drove R&D efforts at Disney ABC, Warner Bros., USC Gamepipe, and USC ICT MxR Studio. She drove several customer-facing activities and product growth initiatives as the first employee and Product Manager for a Silicon Valley-Madrid tech startup, YBVR, for streaming premium-quality VR videos. With over 3 years of experience in the serious-games, media and sports-tech industry, she is an advisor for Women in Sports-Tech (WiST) and currently, a Program Manager for an Open-Innovation advisory firm, Mind the Bridge, scouting for new technologies and driving global corporates through startup M&As.
Connect and build strong relationships with key players in the VR/AR ecosystem through VRARA or partner-hosted events.
Work with innovators in the VR/AR ecosystem across all verticals, from original content creators to innovative hardware companies.
Gain unlimited, exclusive access to VRARA research and publications, or, when applicable, receive discounts to third-party reports.