AR and VR are changing the world

Build the future of entertainment
with Village Roadshow and Microsoft

Key Technology Partner

What is the Xperience Accelerator?

Co-Working Space

Mentorship

Education

Funding

Access to Networks

Are you a pioneering startup in Augmented or Virtual Reality entertainment?

Village Roadshow and Collective Campus are offering an end-to-end innovation program for AR/VR (Mixed Reality) entrepreneurs and startups, culminating in a 13-week Accelerator that will equip you with the knowledge, tools, support and funding opportunities to give your startup the best chance of success.

What are we looking for?

Team

Ideas are a dime a dozen. Execution is everything. We’re after committed teams who are passionate about solving customer problems and creating lasting value through their startup.

Themes

We’re after startups with the following attributes:

  • Working with AR/VR technology.

  • Building something which has applications for the Entertainment, Travel and Tourism sectors.

Traction

3 months isn’t a lot of time, but with the right support, mentality and grit we expect our teams to have a working prototype or product in the market with early revenues or customer traction. We’ll help you get there.

Innovation

Out of the box thinking is what will separate your startup from everyone else’s. We want to develop companies working with cutting edge tech, software, hardware and business models. Apply if you think different.

What do startups get?

Support

Building a startup is hard. Our accelerator is a hands-on program involving more than a weekly check-in and dinner.

Access resources from Village, Microsoft and Collective Campus to help you form your business strategy, growth metrics, distribution and investor pitches.

Mentorship

Stand on the shoulders of giants who have been there and done that. Learn from their mistakes and save yourself a ton of cash and wasted effort.

Our carefully curated network of mentors, successful founders and corporate partners are there to give you guidance and advice on your startup journey.

Program

As educators in emerging skill sets, Collective Campus will upskill you in innovation theory, design thinking, lean startup, growth marketing, sales and more; compressing years’ of learning-by-doing into just a few months.

Think of it as a startup MBA, without being anything like an MBA.

Money

This is an equity free program which means you get to keep all of your equity and IP.

The scale of our program and our partners gives your startup access of up to $400,000 in added value - including cloud credits, free software and other support.

The Demo Day is your opportunity to pitch your startup to a network of investors and industry partners who may invest in your startup.

Networks

Form networks and reach out to people who normally wouldn’t respond.

By leveraging the networks, distribution and branding of our larger corporate partners, you can accelerate your BD.

We will utilise the full breadth of our community and connections to help facilitate the right introductions for you.

Community

Being a startup founder is an often isolating experience.

Work with and learn from other people who are experiencing the same challenges as you.

We provide a shared workspace for team members amongst other big thinking startups and entrepreneurs at Collective Campus in Melbourne’s CBD.

The Future is Waiting

TIMELINE

DEC
31

Application Deadline

JAN
Late

Bootcamp

JAN
Late

Pitch Night

FEB
Early

Kickoff 13-Week Accelerator

MAY
Late

Demo Day

APPLICATION PROCESS

1

Submit your Application

2

Shortlisted in Bootcamp

3

Pitch Event

4

Join 13-Week Accelerator