HTC has now opened applications to its latest Vive X accelerator, the company’s $100 million program which aims to help grow the global AR/VR ecosystem by providing both software and hardware developers the right tools, expertise, and investment.
First started in 2016, the accelerator is now spread out across Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East, boasting physical locations in Beijing, London, San Francisco, Taipei, Shenzhen, and Tel Aviv. HTC says there will be more locations yet to come.
The accelerator is open to developers working in nearly every facet of the AR/VR industry, including entertainment, gaming, health, education, virtual commerce, hardware, media, and VR theme parks.
HTC has thus far invested in and mentored a total of 97 AR/VR startups, with companies to its name such as the brain-computer interface startup Neurable, South Korean haptic wearable creators bHaptics, and mixed reality software startup LIV.
Applications are now open through the Vive X website, and end on September 30th.