X Reality Day at SLUSH

30 November 2017

Meet the Future of XR 

Find top quality industry connections and meet the rising stars of the Nordic Virtual and Mixed Reality startup scene.

X Reality Day on the 30th of November at SLUSH, Helsinki, will gather the best VR/AR startups, investors from Silicon Valley, Asia & Europe, C-Level Executives, key media and industry experts under one roof. It brings together the early adopters of the new technology to present the latest innovations within virtual and mixed realities.

An important part of the event is the Nordic VR Startups Demo Day that includes pitches and demos from each team attending the accelerator program – expect the best Nordic virtual and mixed reality scene has to offer.

Where

Kokoustamo, Conference Centre, Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland

When

3pm – 9pm Thursday November 30, 2017

The event is fully booked

Thank you for your interest in X Reality Day.

Meet the developers

A future together

Come to X Reality Day, meet with the developers and content creators of the future and see the rising startups working with world-class virtual and mixed reality solutions.
Get to know the teams of Nordic VR Startups accelerator and witness their pitches on stage – after all this is the grand finale of the first batch.

Why? What? Who?

Why?

Window to the future of business. $120 billion market by 2020.

What?

Talks, Panels, Showcases, Nordic VR Startups Demo Day, Networking.

Who?

Industry professionals, startups, investors, media and stakeholders.

 

X Reality Day at SLUSH is organized by Nordic VR Startups, a Nordic XR accelerator, in collaboration with ArcticStartup, a startup media and events company. The event is supported by Tekes, Nordisk Film, Google, Microsoft and FIVR.

Our Speakers

X Reality Day Speakers

Managing Partner at Skybound & Venture Partner at Greycroft Partners

Jon Goldman

Managing Partner at Skybound & Venture Partner at Greycroft Partners

Managing Partner at Skybound & Venture Partner at Greycroft Partners

Jon Goldman

Managing Partner at Skybound & Venture Partner at Greycroft Partners

Based in Los Angeles, Jon is Managing Partner for Skybound, the IP holder of The Walking Dead and other top IPs. Jon is also a Venture Partner at Greycroft, focused on videogames, VR/AR and eSports. Jon was a founder, Chairman and CEO of Foundation 9 Entertainment, the largest independent videogame developer in the world at the time with 11 studios and 1000 employees and sold the company in 2006.

General Partner at The VR Fund

Tipatat Chennavasin

General Partner at The VR Fund

General Partner at The VR Fund

Tipatat Chennavasin

General Partner at The VR Fund

Tipatat Chennavasin is a General Partner of the Venture Reality Fund investing in early stage VR and AR companies. He has experience creating VR/AR content and became convinced of the power of VR when he accidentally cured himself of his real life fear of heights while developing in VR. He has established himself as VR/AR industry spokesperson and thought leader, and has contributed to many publications and presented at various industry events worldwide. He is an adviser for many VR companies as well as a mentor for VR incubators and accelerators around the world. The VR Fund has looked at over 3,000 startups in the space and invested in 21.

 Investment Partner at Microsoft Ventures

Itxaso del Palacio

Investment Partner at Microsoft Ventures

 Investment Partner at Microsoft Ventures

Itxaso del Palacio

Investment Partner at Microsoft Ventures

Itxaso is an Investment Partner for Microsoft Ventures. She is based in London and is responsible for the investments in Europe. Previously, Itxaso was a Principal at Lepe Partners where she led investments in venture growth companies in digital media and consumer technologies. Prior to that, she was at EC1 Capital investing in early stage startups and helping them build and commercialize their technologies. Itxaso is a Kauffman Fellow and holds a BSc and MSc in Engineering as well as a PhD focused on Economics and Venture Capital. Itxaso has also taught entrepreneurship in many institutions including Imperial College and University College London.

Founding partner of XR BASEFUND & Founder of VRBASE

Daniel Doornink

Founding partner of XR BASEFUND & Founder of VRBASE

Founding partner of XR BASEFUND & Founder of VRBASE

Daniel Doornink

Founding partner of XR BASEFUND & Founder of VRBASE

Daniel started his career at a large Dutch corporate (ING) where he gained lots of hands-on experience with Design thinking, Scrum, Agile and Lean Startup techniques. He put his experience to good use mentoring start-ups at Rockstart Amsterdam and various other accelerators in Europe and the US.
Early 2014 he started the Dutch community VRNL which currently holds over a thousand members, bringing together everyone passionate about VR in the Netherlands. A year later he organized the first European meetup at NUMA in Paris, uniting the Dutch, German, Belgian and French communities and co-founded VRDAYS Europe.
In august 2015 he joined the Parisian-based startup VideoStitch as their VP Strategic Partnerships. Recently he founded the XRBASE network with the goal of uniting several physical hotspots in Europe to facilitate- and accelerate the European XR industry. XRBASE is an incubator/co-working space and content production company that creates high-end immersive content.

He is founding partner of XR Basefund, Europe’s first VC fund dedicated to invest in seed- and later stage ventures in the XR industry.

CEO at Arilyn

Emmi Jouslehto

CEO at Arilyn

CEO at Arilyn

Emmi Jouslehto

CEO at Arilyn

Emmi is the CEO and one of the three co-founders of a Finnish Augmented Reality company Arilyn. She is fascinated about the endless possibilities that AR brings for people to experience their daily surroundings in a totally new way. Emmi also has a deep insight on the geoinformatics and prior to founding Arilyn she was as the Head of Location Based Solutions in CGI Finland.

Business Development, Daydream and Android at Google

Greg Ivanov

Business Development, Daydream and Android at Google

Business Development, Daydream and Android at Google

Greg Ivanov

Business Development, Daydream and Android at Google

Greg Ivanov leads rollout of Daydream across EMEA. Prior to this, Greg was a Strategic Partner Lead for Mobile Partnerships EMEA at Google. Before joining Google, Greg was the Head of Digital for Project Syndicate where he worked on international content partnerships.

Darude

Ville Virtanen

Darude

Darude

Ville Virtanen

Darude

While famed for the global smash ‘Sandstorm’, Darude’s long & successful career has seen 15 other singles, 4 albums & 35+ remix releases and constant touring around the world in 70+ countries. With a DJ style that is a mixture of progressive and uplifting trance and house, fused with elements of techno, breaks and even occasional dubsteppy sounds, Darude’s music delivers a dynamic energy that gets any dancefloor moving.

Darude completed his fourth artist album ‘Moments’ in 2015. This new project saw him deliver an album of both song-led and club focused records, including the emotive and trancey sounds he’s become so synonymous with. His latest single ‘Singularity’, a collaboration with Australians Zac Waters and Enya Angel, was released in July 2017 and 2018 will see both solo releases and more collaborations, next two releases set to drop in Q1.

Having established himself as DJ for the people, continually wowing club crowds around the world and having released some of the biggest dance anthems ever produced, Darude remains one of the scenes most in-demand artists.

TheWaveVR

Dave Haynes

TheWaveVR

TheWaveVR

Dave Haynes

TheWaveVR

Dave has extensive startup experience as both an operator, founder and investor. He was one of the earliest employees at SoundCloud, where he ran Business Development for five years. Afterwards he joined the investment team at early-stage seed fund Seedcamp. Dave is now focused on VR/AR and is part of the team at TheWaveVR, the social platform that allows anyone to view or host music shows in VR. As well as founding Music Hack Day, Dave’s formative entrepreneurial years saw him running a record label, as well as DJ’ing across Europe.

Founder and CEO of gumi Inc.

Hironao Kunimitsu

Founder and CEO of gumi Inc.

Founder and CEO of gumi Inc.

Hironao Kunimitsu

Founder and CEO of gumi Inc.

Born in Hyogo, Japan, Hironao Kunimitsu graduated from Santa Monica College
(California) in 2004. After graduation, he entered Atmovie Inc. and was appointed company director in the same year. In June 2007 he founded gumi Inc., now a publicly listed company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
With the shift in entertainment turning to VR, Kunimitsu established Tokyo VR Startups Inc. Additionally in 2016, he invested in VR-focused venture capital fund “The VR Fund, L.P.”, for which gumi is a general partner. In 2016, he continued to help nurture global VR community through co-founding “Seoul VR tartups” and “Nordic VR Startups”, incubation and mentorship programs in Seoul and Nordic respectively.

Director of Digitalization, Tekes

Pekka Sivonen

Director of Digitalization, Tekes

Director of Digitalization, Tekes

Pekka Sivonen

Director of Digitalization, Tekes

Pekka Sivonen is Director of Digitalisation at Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, a seasoned business professional and accelerator coach. He aims to make a big difference to Finland’s next 100 years with digital means – among those are VR and AR in all our export industries.

Senior Vice President at Nordisk Film

Suman Rath

Senior Vice President at Nordisk Film

Senior Vice President at Nordisk Film

Suman Rath

Senior Vice President at Nordisk Film

Suman Rath is the Senior Vice President of Nordisk Film, a leading entertainment company in the Nordics. Suman is responsible for the Nordic PlayStation business, which Nordisk Film has ran for Sony for almost two decades in the Nordic market. He is also engaged in Nordisk Films business development initiatives and investments, such as the Nordic VR Startups accelerator in Helsinki.

COO at Umbra

Sampo Lappalainen

COO at Umbra

COO at Umbra

Sampo Lappalainen

COO at Umbra

Sampo is the COO of a Finnish graphics technology company Umbra. He has a long history in the AAA video games industry and has recently branched into 3D design in architecture and CAD. Sampo is deeply excited about how XR will transform 3D design in a great number of professional use cases. Prior to Umbra Sampo has worked at NVIDIA and Hybrid Graphics as a software engineer.

Co-founder and Co-owner of Immersal Ltd. & ZenRobotics Ltd

Jufo Peltomaa

Co-founder and Co-owner of Immersal Ltd. & ZenRobotics Ltd

Co-founder and Co-owner of Immersal Ltd. & ZenRobotics Ltd

Jufo Peltomaa

Co-founder and Co-owner of Immersal Ltd. & ZenRobotics Ltd

Jufo Peltomaa is a co-founder and co-owner of Immersal Ltd. and ZenRobotics Ltd. With a number of international advertising awards under his black belt, he has founded successful companies, such as the start-up Hybrid Graphics Ltd., later acquired by NVIDIA — and the infamous nightclub CUBA. His alter ego JuFo III was the lead vocalist of Finland’s first ever electronic dance music group Raptori.

 Founding Partner at Superhero Ventures & Sisu Game Ventures

Moaffak Ahmed

Founding Partner at Superhero Ventures & Sisu Game Ventures

 Founding Partner at Superhero Ventures & Sisu Game Ventures

Moaffak Ahmed

Founding Partner at Superhero Ventures & Sisu Game Ventures

Moaffak is a serial entrepreneur and early stage investor. He works with ambitious founders of technology companies who want to disrupt boring businesses – in finance, commerce, communications, education, and entertainment. Moaffak is the first angel investor in Next Games (Nasdaq IPO) and Founding Chairman of Sisu Game Ventures which has invested in half a dozen companies in VR/AR

Managing Director, FIVR

Olli Sinerma

Managing Director, FIVR

Managing Director, FIVR

Olli Sinerma

Managing Director, FIVR

Director, Nordic VR Startups

Harri Manninen

Director, Nordic VR Startups

Director, Nordic VR Startups

Harri Manninen

Director, Nordic VR Startups

Harri is a serial entrepreneur & angel investor, and currently the director of Nordic VR Startups, a brand new VR/AR accelerator based in Helsinki. An entrepreneur since 2002, he’s previously co-founded Rocket Pack (acquired by Disney) and Shark Punch (Matchmade). He’s an active investor & advisor in early stage companies, focusing mainly on VR/AR and games.

Nordic VR Startups provides participating companies with up to 100k€ in dedicated seed funding to develop their VR/AR products and services. Additionally, the program offers developers mentorship opportunities, workspaces, and back-office services. Nordic VR Startups is a joint project between gumi, a leading Japanese gaming company, and Nordisk Film, a leading Nordic media company.

Director of Neogames Finland Association

KooPee Hiltunen

Director of Neogames Finland Association

Director of Neogames Finland Association

KooPee Hiltunen

Director of Neogames Finland Association

KooPee Hiltunen is the Director of Neogames Finland Association, Finnish Hub of Game Business, Research and Education.
KooPee has been working in digital media industry since the beginning of 90´s and especially with games since 2004.
KooPee is specialized in games industry development, games business and games exports. KooPee Hiltunen is also the spokesperson of Finnish Game Developers Association and one of the founding fathers and board member of EGDF (European Games Developer Federation) and NGI (Nordic Game Institute).

Check X Reality Day Program

Startups

These are some of the startups you’ll meet at X Reality Day

EvocatGames
Immersal
PikseliArcade
Catland
Advrty
HipfireGames
Solfar
Futurefly
TheWaveVR
Vizor
Umbra
Teatime
Varjo
Osgenic

Partners

X Reality Day | Tekes
X Reality Day | Nordisk Film Egmont
X Reality Day | Nordic VR Startups
X Reality Day | FIVR

Kokoustamo 103, Messukeskus

X Reality Day at SLUSH,
Helsinki Conference Centre

November 30, 2017

3 PM – 9 PM

Invitation-only

Limited seats available

Food & Drinks

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