VR Hub Tokyo Meetup Vol.2

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:00 - 21:30 JST

Impact HUB Tokyo

2-11-3, Insatsu kojo 1F, Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo


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Event Outline

VR Hub Tokyo is a community for startups, developers, creators and enthusiasts interested in creating and promoting new virtual and augmented reality as well as 360-degree immersion experiences, technologies and applications.

VR Hub Tokyo Meetup on July 5th will be our second educational and networking event sponsored by Impact HUB Tokyo. This and future meetups are intended to provide you with insight and exchange of ideas on diverse topics of VR and AR, demo solutions concluding with VEER (VR + Beer) networking.

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Floor open


Intro and Lightening Talks

* You are welcome to give around 1 min short talk. We already have few speakers confirmed.


Demo of Kabuto - By Tomomi Kitamura & Kabuto team
Startup born out of VR Startup Weekend in Tokyo.
Battle entertainment with Japanese samurai commander using virtual images. Users can change their weapon with easy action like turning over their item.


Attracting Investment to VR Startups by Kazukiyo Toyoshima, K.I.T MBA School Visiting Professor of "Entrepreneurship"
Kazukiyo has 11 years of practical experience working in global venture capital and will share with us advice on how to work with investors and accelerate your VR startup.


VEER and experience demos (see the list below).


Goodbye and see you again

Experience Corners
Oculus Rift user feedback sessions by InfoPocket
By Team KABUTO (Speaker Takamitsu Baba, Technical Chief Shin Takeuchi) entertainment AR prototype
YouTube 360-degree live streaming center

HoloLens apps by TIS Inc., Shingo MORI

Presentations are planned mainly in English, but we plan some translation (at least summary level).

Organizers' Information

Updating the speakers' information soon!!

Organizers Team Information

・Artis Birzins
Co-Organizer of VR Hub Tokyo


Artis is VR, AR and mobile enthusiast beyond games. From start-up while at school to corporate ventures, from coding of a mobile app to software innovation, Artis Birzins spent many years in global business, entrepreneurship and technology. Artis holds master degree from Waseda Business School and works as lead architect for enterprise applications. He is also contributor to Mobile Business Insights on VR and mobile technology topics.

・Leonard Burton
Co-Organizer of VR Hub Tokyo

Leonard is a freelance user experience (UX) designer currently working out of Tokyo. With over 10 years of experience in the web design industry (as both a designer and developer) he most recently has been focused on an iOS & web UX design project for a social startup in the UK. In addition to this he spends a significant amount of time learning and experimenting with emerging technologies. Over the last couple of years this has most intently been with virtual reality (VR) with his main project being featured on the BBC and on Vice’s tech site Motherboard. He loves a good challenge.

・Misaki Iwai
Co-Organizer of VR Hub Tokyo, Community and Entrepreneurship Program Manager of Impact HUB Tokyo

Misaki works for Impact HUB Tokyo as Community and Entrepreneurship Program Manager. As she does a lot of community engagement activities, she organizes a lot of events such as FuckUp Nights Tokyo, Hardware Massive Tokyo as the chapter leader. Her passion lies in supporting people by understanding the demand and connecting them to right resources and networks. Currently she is working on creating a micro business incubation program in outside of Tokyo and explore the key components to create better ecosystem for people to start their own business outside of Tokyo.

Event Details:

When: July 5th, 2017, 19:00 - 21:30
Where: Impact HUB Tokyo
2-11-3 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
¥1,000 prepaid / ¥2,000 at the door
Beer & Pizza Included (Prepaid Tickets are handled through PayPal, No Refunds Possible)

Impact HUB Tokyo as the Official VR Hub Tokyo Venue

Impact HUB Tokyo is proud to be the official venue for VR Hub Tokyo. Impact HUB Tokyo is part innovation lab, business incubator and coworking space where a community of (social) entrepreneurs gathers, connects and exchanges knowledge and ideas. As Impact HUB Tokyo, we share the vision and passion with the VR Playgrounds Tokyo that we create community and movements around VR/AR innovation in Tokyo.

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