Industry Workshop Series
XR Marin Entrepreneur Workshop - Opportunities in Virtual & Augmented Reality, 360 Video
Sat, December 1, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST
Entrepreneur Workshop Gallery
Have an XR business idea you want to make a reality? Meet others creating XR businesses and learn what's next in the virtual reality, augmented reality, & 360 video industry. Explore resources and support available locally to help you reach your goals.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Established and budding XR entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to learn more about this new industry. Entrepreneurs of all ages welcome (including students!) - registration is free!
Includes presentations by local entrepreneurs, networking opportunities, and an overview of resources available from sources such as the Small Business Development Center, College of Marin, and Venture Pad!
Network with other entrepreneurs and support providers that can help you turn an idea into a business. Make your dream a reality today!
XR Marin is a program of the Marin County Office of Education in partnership with the College of Marin, Novato Unified School District, Marin County Free Library, and the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay.
Jacqueline Assar, Co-Founder, Coresights
Jacqueline Assar is a XR enthusiast. With an academic background in cognitive science + marketing and a professional interest in virtual and augmented reality technology, she is actively involved in the immersive technology ecosystem. She is a Co-Founder of Coresights, a virtual reality healthcare platform with realtime biometrics and analytics. Jacqueline spearheaded Coresights' growth - earning the startup a spot in Play Labs, MIT's first accelerator for VR/AR/AI companies.
She is a frequent participant in VR/AR hackathons. She and her team won the Grand Prize at the 2016 Reality Virtually Hackathon @ MIT. She has also won prizes at the Discover Hackathon and the 2017 Reality Virtually Hackathon @MIT. In 2017, she was selected as an Oculus Launch Pad fellow - a program designed to support promising VR/AR content creators. She was also spotlighted by Microsoft and SH//FT for her mixed reality retail application HoloPay. Jacqueline has spoken and demoed at top industry events including VR for Change, TEDxYouth, ARinAction and the MIT Tech Conference.
Lisa Padilla, Founder and CEO, NewPathVR
Lisa Padilla is founder and CEO of NewPathVR, a VR company specializing in personal development and emotional intelligence applications in virtual reality. A 25 year marketer and advertising professional, she has worked in a wide variety of industries and is strongly focused on multimedia, marketing, and product strategy. Lisa's early career started at advertising agencies Foote, Cone & Belding and Euro RSCG. She studied multimedia at Academy of Art, worked on Apple's first social network called eWorld.
Lisa has worked directly with Apple, Intuit, Hewlett-Packard, LEVIs, Blue Shield of CA, Sequoia Hospital and many startups over the years. She sits on the board of Tech in the Tenderloin, a San Francisco community organization and participates in many other community activities "to introduce VR to the populations who may benefit from it most." She is also a recognized virtual reality artist whose work has been shown in art shows, journals, and articles.