Vancouver-based Active Replica is bringing together nearly two dozen technology firms based in British Columbia for a new event later this month.
The inaugural XR Opportunity Fair taking plan August 25 and 26 will aim to connect Canadian companies with talent across virtual worlds.
The fully digital event will be hosted on Active Replica’s proprietary, web-based ecosystem called Constellation. Through Constellation, companies are able to link their virtual spaces to form a single explorable network, making it easier for users to discover and engage with different organizations.
“There’s been a lot of changes to the BC tech industry with recent layoff news and it’s become a tough, transitional period for many,” says Jacob Ervin, co-founder of Active Replica. “We created the XR Opportunity Fair as we knew our Constellation platform could provide much-needed connections with companies that are hiring in the emerging tech space.”
Companies hosting booths on Constellation for the Opportunity Fair include Vancouver Film School, Ethos Labs, XR Terra, Brainswitch Labs, Mozilla, and more. Mozilla will be offering Virtual World Building Grants, while OWL 3D Academy with be issuing $500 worth of scholarships for their Blender 3D bootcamp.
“Whether it’s someone looking for the next step in their career, or they are looking to re-evaluate and shift their career path, we’re hopeful that our metaverse career fair can engage them in one of Canada’s booming industries,” said Ervin.
Active Replica says Opportunity Fair is “one of the many monthly events it will be hosting on the newly launched Constellation network.”
The startup was founded in Vancouver in 2020 to “rebuild a global community through technology.”
Tech Talent Canada similar supports local ecosystems through its own virtual Job Fairs. The next one takes place in September.