In cooperation with:




VR Market Place
Laval, 5th April 2018
10h00 – 18h30



Hôtel Périer du Bignon

7 Rue du Marchis,
53000 Laval, France

10h00 – 10h15 Welcome
Laurent Chrétien, CEO Laval Virtual
Juliane Schulze, Member of the Board, Media Deals
10h15 – 11h00 Panel Discussion
Baptiste Heynemann – CNC – tbc,
Guirec van Slingelandt – Volterra Group,
Oliver Eberlei – Holocafé,
in a conversation with Thierry Baujard, CEO, Media Deals
11h00 – 11h10 Tim Rehder – EarlyBird Capital – Berlin – via SKYPE
11h10 – 11h30 Networking Coffee
11h30 – 12h00 Unity X Ushuaïa TV (Groupe TF1) – The Content Perspective
Vincent Le Goff – Head of Broadcast TF1 Thématiques
Josh Naylor – Unity
12h00 – 12h15 Impulse Brussels X KTN/Immerse UK– The Market Perspective
Marine Haverland – Impulse Brussels-
Tom Campbell, Creative Industries, Knowledge Transfer Network/Immerse UK-
12h15 – 14h00 Lunch and Investors Panel and Tour de Table
Launch of Wallimage Creative – 10 mins – Flavia Pati
Who is who and finances what? What’s investor’s sweet spot?
Moderation: Thierry Baujard/Juliane Schulze
14h00 – 15h00 6 Pitch Presentations by VR/AR/MR companies, 5min each
followed by investor feedback and Q&A (3-5 mins)
Moderation: Juliane Schulze
15h00 – 16h00 6 Pitch Presentations by VR/AR/MR companies, 5min each
followed by investor feedback and Q&A (3-5 mins)
Moderation: Juliane Schulze
16h00 – 18h30 One to one meetings between companies and investors


What is VRNext?

VRNext aims to build a network of networks by connecting high-level experts and groups in key European territories with interest in shaping the future of VR. The network exchanges and challenges best practise in technology solutions, content offers and distribution, as well as experiences in financing projects and in (co)investing in startups in that field.

VRNext Founding Partners are 3IT, ARTE, EFM Horizon, Immerse UK, Laval Virtual, and initiator Media Deals.

The 3IT is established and run by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute for Communication Technology.

Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works in the whole spectrum of digital infrastructure – from fundamental research to the development of prototypes and solutions. The institute participates in the standardisation of information and communication technologies and creates new applications together with industrial partners.

ARTE is a public Franco-German TV network, a European channel, that promotes programming in the areas of culture and the arts.


The app ARTE360 is a view into a possible future of TV that offers access to 360° and VR-productions for Android and for iOS and for GearVR and for

In February 2017, EFM has launched the new innovation platform EFM Horizon, a conference and networking programme that acts as a window onto the latest ground-breaking developments in the world of media and entertainment, ranging from new future-proof business models, financing models, presenting fascinating startup companies and most recent technology. Most of all, EFM Horizon aims to be a catalyst for digital innovation and the storytelling of tomorrow. In 2018, EFM Horizon will be extended to five programme days: 16-20 February 2018, taking place in the ideal atmosphere of the “Berliner Freiheit” on Potsdamer Platz, within immediate walking distance of the Marriott Hotel.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives. As partner of Innovate UK, KTN also belongs to cross-sector network for businesses and research organisations Immerse UK. /

Laval Virtual is one of the most important events in Europe showcasing innovations and new technologies. Virtual reality and augmented reality are the core to the show. With more than 150 exhibitors and 40 countries represented, Laval Virtual is essential for professionals, students, tech enthusiasts and curious novices.

Media Deals is a pan-European investor network gathering business angels and early-stage venture capital funds focusing on Creative Industries and digital media. The Media Deals network comprises 60+ active investors from a range of European countries and with diverse investment criteria. Despite of their different strategies and risk profiles, these financiers can meet and develop common actions to facilitate cross-border investments in the sector. Over the past 4 years, 470 creative industry companies presented (online and offline) to 390 public and private financiers.

Media Deals is member of EBAN, EBN, NEM and 3IT.

VRNext is proud to collaborate with:


What’s NEXT?

In London in September 2018, VRNext will again bring together important European decision makers, entrepreneurs and equity investors to exchange positions and find the right technology, content and financing partners.