WXR 2nd Cohort of Top XR Female Founders

ACCOMPLISHMENTS :  Launched Davinci Club on App Store  and hit 500+ users;  Became certified by Kokoa Standard    ARJITA SAYS:  “2018 was a building year for us but 2019 will be when DaVinci Club AR gets into the hands of children especially in Asia and US. As an entrepreneur this is the most exciting time as I get to share my vision with the people who I think need it the most. As a teacher, I have imagined a world where technology becomes a second nature for education. They blend perfectly with each other. With DaVinci Club AR, I have tried to create such a learning experience. So to all the parents and teachers out there, say hello to good screen time and kids’ physical well being in 2019!”

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Launched Davinci Club on App Store and hit 500+ users; Became certified by Kokoa Standard

ARJITA SAYS: “2018 was a building year for us but 2019 will be when DaVinci Club AR gets into the hands of children especially in Asia and US. As an entrepreneur this is the most exciting time as I get to share my vision with the people who I think need it the most. As a teacher, I have imagined a world where technology becomes a second nature for education. They blend perfectly with each other. With DaVinci Club AR, I have tried to create such a learning experience. So to all the parents and teachers out there, say hello to good screen time and kids’ physical well being in 2019!”

 
 
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:   Published first peer-reviewed journal article with the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine    AWARDS:  Grand Prize ($250,000) in the XR Education Prize Challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sponsored by TechStars & the NYU School of Social Entrepreneurship;   Gold Award from McKnight's Technology Awards ; $15,000 from VR/AR Global Summit Pitch Fest   TALKS:   AWE 2018 The Intersection of VR Storytelling and Healthcare Training ;  Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit    CARRIE SAYS:  “When I look back on 2018 (and the past 2.5 years that we've been building this company) and think forward to 2019 and beyond, I am most excited about taking what we've built so far and continuing to grow it. I am also excited to build upon the amazing partnerships and relationships we have initiated in the past year within the aging care, health tech, and immersive tech communities. If definitely takes a community to raise a start up and I can't wait to continue to build with my community to see Embodied Labs continue to take root and grow!”

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Published first peer-reviewed journal article with the University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine

AWARDS: Grand Prize ($250,000) in the XR Education Prize Challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sponsored by TechStars & the NYU School of Social Entrepreneurship;

Gold Award from McKnight's Technology Awards; $15,000 from VR/AR Global Summit Pitch Fest

TALKS: AWE 2018 The Intersection of VR Storytelling and Healthcare Training; Washington Innovation in Longevity Summit

CARRIE SAYS: “When I look back on 2018 (and the past 2.5 years that we've been building this company) and think forward to 2019 and beyond, I am most excited about taking what we've built so far and continuing to grow it. I am also excited to build upon the amazing partnerships and relationships we have initiated in the past year within the aging care, health tech, and immersive tech communities. If definitely takes a community to raise a start up and I can't wait to continue to build with my community to see Embodied Labs continue to take root and grow!”

 
AWARDS:   Won Seattle Angel Conference XIV    TALKS:  VRARA Global Summit: Angela Robert hosted a fireside chat on  XR for Healthcare Education and Simulation ; SIGGRAPH 2018   ANGELA SAYS:  ”What excites me the most is that hospitals are buying VR solutions! Prior to our official launch in January 2019, we've been able to sign up multiple paying customers. We made the bet last year in January that the market was ready and they are. Nurses love using our training and can see a significant difference between our iPad and VR Solution.”

AWARDS: Won Seattle Angel Conference XIV

TALKS: VRARA Global Summit: Angela Robert hosted a fireside chat on XR for Healthcare Education and Simulation; SIGGRAPH 2018

ANGELA SAYS: ”What excites me the most is that hospitals are buying VR solutions! Prior to our official launch in January 2019, we've been able to sign up multiple paying customers. We made the bet last year in January that the market was ready and they are. Nurses love using our training and can see a significant difference between our iPad and VR Solution.”

 
 
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:  Received investments from  Village Global , and early-stage funds of Lightspeed Ventures and Social Capital; Made Virtual and Augmented Reality shopping experiences accessible to consumers by rolling out web-based platform; Worked with brands including Levi’s, Fartech, Anheuser-Busch, Allison Mitchell, Coffee 'n Clothes, Noémie;  Made demo for Gucci    TALKS:   NY Product Conference ;  ChIPs Global Summit    NEHA SAYS:  “Based on our learnings from this year, we are preparing for a very exciting announcement towards our mission of achieving a step change in the online shopping experience. In 2019, we are launching a new product using the experiential e-commerce platform that we've built utilizing web-based VR and AR technology."

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Received investments from Village Global, and early-stage funds of Lightspeed Ventures and Social Capital; Made Virtual and Augmented Reality shopping experiences accessible to consumers by rolling out web-based platform; Worked with brands including Levi’s, Fartech, Anheuser-Busch, Allison Mitchell, Coffee 'n Clothes, Noémie; Made demo for Gucci

TALKS: NY Product Conference; ChIPs Global Summit

NEHA SAYS: “Based on our learnings from this year, we are preparing for a very exciting announcement towards our mission of achieving a step change in the online shopping experience. In 2019, we are launching a new product using the experiential e-commerce platform that we've built utilizing web-based VR and AR technology."

 
 
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:   Announced PopBase, a platform allowing creators to deploy personalized characters as digital assets ;  Released Popbase video ; Got accepted into the Brandery Accelerator; Raised $100,000 in funding from The Brandery   AWARDS:   Won $50,000 in GVS LA pitch competition;   Won Global Ventures Summit’s LA 2018 Pitch Battle Competition    TALKS:   AWE 2018 Global AR Pitch ;  AWE 2018 Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality in the Convosphere    LISA SAYS:  “The biggest one: ‘it’s a marathon, not a sprint.’ This was for everything - building the product, fundraising, refining your story. Everything is iteration. It felt like we were working, and talking in a vacuum, and then we got into one event, and then another, and then we started winning a spot, contests. And it literally all stacked up in the last few months of the year. I’ve been a part of the gaming community for awhile - the entrepreneur community is new for me, and it’s been humbling and inspiring. What excites me? Product beta! Having our partners start to generate content and monetize. Everything we will learn, and everyone we will meet from the Brandery Accelerator.”

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Announced PopBase, a platform allowing creators to deploy personalized characters as digital assets; Released Popbase video; Got accepted into the Brandery Accelerator; Raised $100,000 in funding from The Brandery

AWARDS: Won $50,000 in GVS LA pitch competition; Won Global Ventures Summit’s LA 2018 Pitch Battle Competition

TALKS: AWE 2018 Global AR Pitch; AWE 2018 Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality in the Convosphere

LISA SAYS: “The biggest one: ‘it’s a marathon, not a sprint.’ This was for everything - building the product, fundraising, refining your story. Everything is iteration. It felt like we were working, and talking in a vacuum, and then we got into one event, and then another, and then we started winning a spot, contests. And it literally all stacked up in the last few months of the year. I’ve been a part of the gaming community for awhile - the entrepreneur community is new for me, and it’s been humbling and inspiring. What excites me? Product beta! Having our partners start to generate content and monetize. Everything we will learn, and everyone we will meet from the Brandery Accelerator.”

 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS:   Accepted into NYU Steinhardt Edtech Incubato r   TALKS:   TEDxBogotaMujeres ;  AWE 2018 How to Deploy Mobile XR Technologies in the Enterprise ;  TWIN Global ;  NAB Show Live ;  MEC 2018 ;  Ventures Summit ;  Latin American Ventures Summit ;  Project Northstar (Keynote) ;  Latin American Media & Convergent Services Summit of Mobile World Congress 2018 (Keynote)    ROSARIO SAYS:  “The main inspiration is knowing that we are adding value to shape the industry and help other people to be engaged with an industry we consider the future of content distribution for every industry. As a Latina, I feel very proud as we are also opening doors for many others who are coming behind.”

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Accepted into NYU Steinhardt Edtech Incubator

TALKS: TEDxBogotaMujeres; AWE 2018 How to Deploy Mobile XR Technologies in the Enterprise; TWIN Global; NAB Show Live; MEC 2018; Ventures Summit; Latin American Ventures Summit; Project Northstar (Keynote); Latin American Media & Convergent Services Summit of Mobile World Congress 2018 (Keynote)

ROSARIO SAYS: “The main inspiration is knowing that we are adding value to shape the industry and help other people to be engaged with an industry we consider the future of content distribution for every industry. As a Latina, I feel very proud as we are also opening doors for many others who are coming behind.”