VR/AR Hub welcomes Banging Rocks as Newest Member

Banging Rocks has been accepted as the newest member of the VR/AR Hub in Downtown Vancouver. This Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality Hub is the joint venture of  Launch Academy and the VR/AR Association of Vancouver.

The 12,000 square foot facility located in Gastown provides work space, a VR/AR Device Lab, and unparalleled access to mentorship, industry contacts, and knowledge of the global VR/AR landscape.

“Our first month at the Hub has been extraordinary,” says Banging Rocks founder Daniel Lindenberger. “The Launch Academy team has been a tremendous help in moving the company forward. Vancouver is a world leader in VR/AR development, and being at the Hub has helped us take full advantage of the opportunities for learning and collaboration our location makes possible.”

“We’re excited to have a VR/AR founder like Daniel to join us,” said Alex Chuang, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Launch Academy. “In a nascent industry like VR/AR, it is especially important for founders to support one another. Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge to the community and we can’t wait to see what he’ll accomplish in the next few months.”

About Banging Rocks

Banging Rocks is a Vancouver-based studio using Virtual Reality and related emerging technologies for positive social impact across a range of disciplines. Banging Rocks emphasizes an approach that turns contractors, clients and colleagues into active collaborators.

Daniel Lindenberger

About the VR/AR Association

The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem. It accelerates growth, promotes research and education, and develops industry standards.

The Vancouver chapter has been pivotal in helping shape the growth of B.C.’s VR and AR ecosystem, and elevate it to a world leader. Learn more about the VRARA at https://vraravan.com

Dan Burgar

About Launch Academy

Launch Academy is an early-stage tech incubator that provides entrepreneurs with the mentorship, resources, network, and environment they need to launch, fund, and grow their Startups.

Since 2012, Launch Academy has incubated over 600 companies that have collectively raised over $150 million and created more than 1,000 jobs. As a nonprofit leader that’s focused on community impact, Launch Academy aims to train and support more than 100,000 entrepreneurs by 2025. For more about Launch Academy go to www.launchacademy.ca

VR/AR hub application is now open! Click here to apply https://www.launchacademy.ca/launchpad

Ray Walia
Co-founder & CEO, Launch Academy

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