Back in March we reported that HTC’s global VR accelerator, Vive X, was coming to Europe with a new headquarters based in London. With that center now open, the next round of sign-ups is now underway.
VR and AR companies looking to raise investment and benefit from HTC’s guidance have until June 30th to apply to be a part of Vive X. This is the first time that European companies have been able to apply to the accelerator, though companies in Asia and the USA can still take part through Vive X’s existing locations in Taipei, Beijing, Shenzhen, San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
In a blog post HTC’s Dave Haynes, the new Director of Vive X in Europe, noted that the company was especially keen to hear from companies working on B2B and Enterprise applications in Europe. HTC is hosting a number of meetups across Europe over the course of the next month to raise awareness of the program. Dates for each are below.
The Vive X program offers startups help in the form of mentorship, support services and a direct connection to another HTC-led initiative, the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA), which brings together a range of VR-focused investors.
In the past we’ve seen companies like Island 359 developer Cloudgate Studios join Vive X, so it’s great to see European companies finally get their shot too.
14th June – Paris, France. w/ Le Pavillon & NUMA [RSVP]
15th June – Madrid, Spain. w/ Oarsis [RSVP]
20th June – Berlin, Germany. w/ VR Business Club [RSVP]
21st June – Amsterdam, Netherlands. w/ XRBase [RSVP]