Today, at CEBIT 2017, Upload and VR Base are announcing a partnership that will expand the idea of dedicated VR/AR real estate spaces to a global level. According to a joint release from both companies:
“Upload and VRBase’s collaboration is the inevitable product of the global AR/VR ecosystem. Working from its locations in Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris, VRBase is committed to showcasing the best European VR/AR startups with large scale exposure. As the prominent VR/AR community in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, Upload has a variety of additional resources and tools to offer these European innovators.”
VR Base operates a trio of “bases” across Europe. Its primary location is located in a repurposed Navy Base in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam base consists of “desk and office space, a professional green screen studio and a former shooting range repurposed into a 4-player VR experience.”
VR Base also has a smaller, more experimental location in Berlin and is currently ramping up a third location in Paris.
Daan Kip, CEO of VRBase said in a statement that, “I’m glad we can make this partnership happen for our European startups, who now have greater access to leading resources in this industry. Our work with Upload will accelerate the growth of these startups and help them reach a global market.”
Upload, Inc. opened San Francisco’s first ever dedicated VR/AR coworking space in 2016. Next month it will also open the doors to a new, 20,000 square foot flagship location in Los Angeles. Upload SF and Upload LA are meant to be places where VR companies can work with and learn from one from one another. Upload’s offices are also meant to become global hubs for VR education by offering regular courses and accreditation programs for developers.
“We are so excited to be working with VRBase and the European brands they incubate,” said co-founder and president of Upload, Will Mason. “This partnership will unite U.S. and European startups in the immersive tech industry, which will lead to faster mainstream adoption of this technology.”