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Medill students’ VR startup seeks investors after summer pre-accelerator program

At the end of the night, two recent graduates of Medill’s Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship program let out a sigh of relief. After 10 weeks in the Wildfire summer “pre-accelerator” program at The Garage — Northwestern’s hub for student-founded startups — they had completed their final step: the pitch.

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Pryde (formerly ShareVR)

Business Insider estimates that the virtual reality (VR) market will total $162 billion by 2020. While VR game studios are excited about the industry’s potential for growth and widespread adoption in the coming years, they are currently working to overcome a more pressing challenge: making VR more social.

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Is Virtual Reality FINALLY going to be commonplace?

PrydeVR Co-Founder Henry Keyser is plugged into virtual reality. His software gets built into video games and other VR platforms. Keyser has been trying to find solutions to make VR more accessible and social.

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Summer Wildfire 2017: PrydeVR

Only yesterday, virtual reality (VR) seemed like a far-off dream. But the field has grown exponentially over recent years, and it doesn’t seem like the momentum is slowing anytime soon.

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