Twin Cities Startup Week 2020 Twin Cities Startup Week 2020
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Immersive Technology 101

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Amir Berenjian
REM5 Studios, CEO

Amir is the CEO of REM5, a group of MN-based, immersive technology companies focused on empowering its partners with emerging technologies like augmented reality, virtual reality, WEB3, and the metaverse. Having worked with a broad range of groups from schools to fortune 500 companies to consumer brands, Amir is a global thought leader in designing, creating, and implementing immersive technology tools at scale. Prior to founding REM5 in 2017, Amir was an investment banker focused on advising family-owned businesses on mergers and acquisitions in the middle-market. Amir lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two young children.

Meg Noakes
REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory, Manager/Education Products Team Lead

Manager/Education Products Team Lead at REM5. Impassioned about democratizing and diversifying immersive technology. Virtual Reality, bicycle, and cat enthusiast.

Here at REM5, we are big believers in immersive technology as the next computing platform - like its predecessors PC and mobile - it will change the way we work, play, learn and socialize. And COVID-19 has only accelerated the need and adoption of immersive tech across industries. In this session, we will cover the basic technologies including virtual reality, augmented reality and WebXR, and hopefully make sense of all those confusing XR acronyms. From there we will take a deeper dive into real world case studies for these platforms ranging from k-12 education, social engagement and cultural competence training. Post session, we will offer a social hour in a REM5 virtual space that can be accessed through PC - No VR or experience required.