SFU Venture Labs recently interviewed Virtro Founders about how they discovered their passion and skills for VR.
How did you end up in VR? J: By 2016, I could see that Virtual and Augmented Reality was going to be the next big thing, so I wanted to learn everything about it. Traveling was really the best way I could see to get a total appreciation of what VR hype was about. We love RVing so we packed our kids and jumped into an RV for another road trip adventure! Who did you meet and what did you learn along the way? J: Driving up and down the North American west coast, we attended hackathons, meetups, and expos. We met with the early pioneers of VR. I met amazing people that had engineered the Oculus and Playstation VR headsets; American, Chinese and Canadian investors and diplomats; and people producing 360 films and making VR movies. I spoke with anyone and everyone because I wanted to learn. And one of the key things we learned was the need for content. Similar to the challenge the web faced in the 90’s, the VR space needs more killer content! How did you end up in Vancouver and at VentureLabs? J: We have been to so many countries but Vancouver has always been our favourite city. I see Vancouver as a hub for VR because of the strong film and technology base. I love being part of the business community here. And we have been welcomed into the most amazing business accelerator at VentureLabs! It is inspirational working next to other people contributing to a better world by making great businesses and products. We meet people that challenge us to be better on a daily basis. Here is the whole story