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Meta launches a lifestyle accelerator, to fund startups working on innovative mixed-reality applications



Meta Quest Lifestyle App Accelerator to fund Mixed Reality Startups
Meta Quest Lifestyle App Accelerator

Meta is launching the Meta Quest Lifestyle App Accelerator, a program designed to ignite a revolution in Lifestyle applications.

Imagine:

  • Learning the guitar with a holographic instructor in your living room (no detangling cords required!).

  • Designing your dream home with virtual furniture that lets you see how that perfect couch will actually look in your space.

  • Whipping up a culinary masterpiece with interactive recipes that guide you every step of the way.

This is just the beginning! The Meta Quest Lifestyle App Accelerator is seeking visionary developers to create groundbreaking applications in categories like:

  • Fashion:  Virtual fitting rooms? Infinite closets? The future of fashion is on the horizon.

  • Design: Redefine boundaries with virtual prototyping and spatial visualization tools.

  • Cooking:  Interactive learning, cultural exchanges, and a whole new way to experience the kitchen.

  • DIY:  Make home projects easier and more accessible than ever before.

  • Arts & Crafts: Unleash your creativity with virtual and real-world creation tools.



The Accelerator Offers:

  • Seed-stage grant funding to get your prototype off the ground.

  • Mentorship and coaching from Meta and industry experts.

  • Peer learning opportunities to collaborate with other innovative minds.

  • Up to three Meta Quest 3 dev kits for teams in supported countries.

  • Full ownership of your intellectual property.



Calling All Developers!

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this is your chance to shape the future of Lifestyle applications and build a successful business on the Meta Quest platform.

Here's what they're looking for:

  • Passionate founders dedicated to creating engaging MR apps for Lifestyle categories.

  • Innovative ideas that utilize Meta Quest's cutting-edge features like hand tracking and AI.

  • Teams with a mix of talent: at least one member with a technical background and experience in development tools like Unity or Unreal Engine.

Not the right fit?  Don't worry, they're focusing on early-stage companies and specific application types this time around.


Ready to join the revolution?  Applications are open now until October 15, 2024.  Click here to learn more and submit your pitch! Don't miss this chance to turn your vision into reality and become a pioneer in the exciting world of Meta Quest Lifestyle applications.

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