Virtual Reality is Getting Real in Akron!

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Community Growth: Virtual Reality Meetup Joins Forces with Launch League

We’re proud to announce a new partnership between the thriving Akron VR Meetup Group and Launch League. As-of April 2017, this Meetup group of over 270 members will officially become a Launch League Microcommunity. Why the merger? Akron VR Meetup Leader Bill Myers gives his thoughts:

“As the Akron VR Meetup grows and educates passionate tech enthusiasts in Akron, the question keeps coming up, “How do take my idea and build a business?”.  That’s where Launch League comes in. Launch League’s resources include collaboration with their portfolio of tech communities (front-end and back-end development, marketing, and design), access to funding and finding talent for startups. The integration of the Akron VR Meetup into the Launch League ecosystem is the next big step to growing and enhancing an already incredible tech community.”

Bill is currently a Virtual Reality Evangelist for Todd Biss Productions, a commercial photo and video studio in Akron. He has dedicated his life to evangelizing and creating immersive content with virtual reality. With experience at both Apple and several startups, Bill has traveled all over the world curating experiences and sharing them through his VR learning platform, vrbanist.com. He has a passion for sharing virtual and augmented reality with the world.  He started the Akron VR Meetup two years ago, as well as the Cleveland VR Meetup about a year ago.  His primary focus is to educate and lower the barrier of entry into using the high-tech gear for VR and AR.

Launch League is equally excited for this new opportunity to strengthen our talent network and provide our members with access to outstanding networking and skill-strengthening opportunities. Our focus as an organization is to make Akron the place to build scalable startups. A key driver behind this mission is community growth, access to cutting-edge education and networking. As a result of this new partnership, we expect to see VR Meetup members gain access to startup resources they might not have had previously, and we envision existing Launch League members to gain access to talent and unique learning opportunities.

You can check out the full list of Launch League Microcommunities on our Communities page.

Courtney GrasVirtual Reality is Getting Real in Akron!