Meet the Founders of the
1st WXR Cohort!
Our 1st WXR Founder Cohort is made up of eight of the top women Founders and their startups across the spectrum of virtual reality and augmented reality.
Our Founders are a well-rounded group with a variety of focuses— from combining brain control interfaces with VR for wellness, to creating the world's first search engine for immersive content, to using AR to accelerate skill sets and reduce costs in the construction industry. The 1st WXR Cohort is currently enrolled in the beta of our Mentorship Program.
On Jan. 6th 2018, we held the inaugural WXR Pitch Showcase to highlight our first Cohort. We threw the Pitch Showcase event in social VR venue AltspaceVR and live streamed in 2D on YouTube— so that anyone with or without a VR headset could join.
Check out the highlight video below:
The above highlight video is from a 2D live feed of the event, which was held in virtual reality on Jan. 6th, 2018. Watch the full Pitch Showcase video here.
"As a nascent industry, we have a huge opportunity to truly move the needle when it comes to equal gender representation in XR and beyond," says Malia Probst, Founding Partner at WXR and VRScout.
"We can do things differently and define VR/AR as a place where not only are women are welcomed, but there was a unique opportunity for women to circuit their voices in a very distinct way," says Martina Welkhoff, Founding Partner at WXR and Founder of ConveneVR.
Women make up only 20% of the tech industry, and often have less access to mentors. We're pairing the selected Founders in our 1st WXR Cohort with Mentors for quarterly-long mentorship commitments. The WXR Fund's Mentorship Program helps connect women in the VR/AR/XR industry with Mentors to expand networks, give guidance, and accelerate success.