Company Name: BeingVR
Announcement Date: 02/10/2017
Announcement Category: Awards/recognition
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) supported two members, Lucie Hammond and Mahmood Hussein, last week as they represented WA to compete nationally for the opportunity to pitch their business venture before a royal audience in London later this year.
Accredited drone training provider, Global Drone Solutions and mobile virtual reality training start-up, Diversifly have been chosen out of 160 applications to pitch their business to investors at the [email protected] Australian final in Sydney on September 28. If successful they will move onto the international final in London in December.
[email protected] is an initiative of HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, to provide a platform to amplify and accelerate the work of entrepreneurs. Founded in 2014 in the United Kingdom, it has now gone global, connecting start-ups with potential investors around the world.
CCI Chief Executive Officer Deidre Willmott congratulated Global Drone Solutions and Diversifly on their nominations.
“WA is home to a thriving community of innovators and start-ups which, with the right opportunity, have the ability to be market leaders in their respective industries,” Ms Willmott said.
“[email protected] is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Global Drone Solutions and Diversifly to not only ‘hone their pitch’, but to potentially garner global interest and make the move from a start-up business to one with their own market footprint.”
Perth Angels chair Greg Riebe said WA can create great solutions to big global problems.
Diversifly founder Lucie Hammond said they had found a niche in training employees in a fully immersive environment that gives them human-centric skills that will allow them to differentiate themselves from robots in the future.
“The potential for learning retention is up to 80 per cent higher in the VR environment than in the classroom setting, so these users are learning new skills and behaviours in the virtual world and are better placed to apply them in the real work world,” Ms Hammond said.
BeingVR develop immersive learning experiences that are engaging and memorable. We believe learning and development should be fun and accessible for everyone, and we're on a mission to narrow the skills gap for the future of work to benefit individual workers, organisations and the economy.
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