When: Expo Hours
To encourage the continued growth of the industry, the NYC Media Lab will host the “NYC Media Lab Incubator Zone,” which will feature the newest startups and technologies from the brightest minds in the VR/AR industry today. The lab supports startups, talent development, and research and innovation with its founding university partners NYU and Columbia University and partnerships with CUNY and other New York City universities, civic organizations and corporate partners.
The lab will serve as an anchor for New York City’s emerging VR/AR sector and is expected to create over 500 good jobs over the next ten years, as part of Mayor de Blasio’s New York Works plan to create 100,000 good jobs.
Emerging companies in VR/AR technology will have an opportunity to present their products and software to industry leaders in this new business-pitch competition, which will take place right on the Expo floor. General attendees will also have a chance to see and experience the latest innovations and get a glimpse of the future. The competition is presented by The Glimpse Group, a company created to cultivate entrepreneurs in the AR/VR industry.