We’re excited to announce the official start of Oculus Launch Pad 2018! Applications are now open at oculus.com/launch-pad.
Now in its third year, Launch Pad provides women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people from other underrepresented backgrounds funding and resources to ensure diversity of thought in the VR ecosystem.
We’ll kick things off with a two-day boot camp held at Facebook/Oculus HQ in Menlo Park on June 23 and 24, helping up to 100 professionals grow as emerging leaders in the field. Afterwards, participants will receive ongoing remote coaching, plus feedback on their work and the opportunity to compete for 2018 Oculus Launch Pad Grants to develop their prototype and launch a full experience on the Oculus Store.
To date, Launch Pad has brought together over 200 aspiring VR content creators with an investment of more than $900K, and we look forward to helping a new batch of creators break into VR this year.
— The Oculus Team