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With Shawn Cheng (Vayner RSE), Justin Hendrix (Exec Director, NYC Media Lab), Sophie Kleber (Exec Director Product Innovation, Huge), Craig Wilson (GM, Digital Future Labs).
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM    Cost: $6
Venue, 20 Jay St, #312, Brooklyn

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Startup, corporate, & investment professionals - join our panel of experts to learn how to navigate virtual reality, augmented reality, & mixed reality trends. Walk away knowing how to better incorporate the tech in your personal businesses & ventures & expect to:

  • Connect with industry leaders
  • Gain practicaltactics to implement such technologies
  • Increase your knowledge of Mixed Reality technologies


1) Shawn Cheng - Principal at Vayner RSE

About Vayner RSE:Founded in 2014, Vayner/RSE is a marriage between VaynerMedia & RSE Ventures. VRSE invests in teams building tomorrow's companies through unique consumer insight & relentless drive. Theirsweet spot is in the first round of institutional financing, funding either as lead investors or as part of a syndicate. Beyond capital, they support the community with access & insights derived across both VaynerMedia & RSE Ventures'investment portfolio & the operating companies they oversee on a daily basis.

2) Justin Hendrix - Executive Director at NYC Media Lab

About NYC Media Lab:Launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYU, & Columbia University, NYC Media Lab is a public-private partnership encompassing the universities of NYC & corporate members such as Audible, Hearst, ESPN, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Bloomberg, News Corp, NBCUniversal, Viacom, & Verizon. The Lab's interests range across disciplines from data science to design to engineering, & its programs include seed R&D projects with member companies as well as The Combine, which encourages digital media startup formation & technology commercialization on the city's campuses.

3) Sophie Kleber -Executive Director, Product & Innovation at Huge

About Huge: Huge is a global collective of designers, technologists & strategists.They work with companies who are as committed to shaping culture & defining the future as we are. Huge specializes in helping clients overcome barriers to innovation & get to market quickly with the right product, campaign or initiative for their business. Specialties: Business Strategy, Branding & Brand Experience, Data Science, Research, User Experience Design, Creative, Technology, Media, & User Relationship Management


Craig Wilson - General Manager at Digital Future Labs

About the Digital Future Lab:The Digital Future Lab supports startups taking analog into the digital world, such as software-enabled hardware, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, & video. The Future Labs as a whole offers the businesses of tomorrow a network of innovation spaces & programs that support early stage startups in New York City. Acting in a venture catalyst role, it accept high potential companies & builds on their success with an approach that emphasizes success rate, sustainability, revenue, & growth.


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