On Monday 20th August, the Virtro team were delighted to welcome The Honorable Ahmed Hussen to Virtro HQ. As the government minister for immigration in Canada, his visit was an honour for the company, especially since the StartUp visa granted founders Lee and Jordan Brighton Canadian Permanent Residency in 2016, in order to start their VR company, Virtro Entertainment.
Since Virtro’s launch on Canadian soil, the company has grown from strength to strength and is now a significant contributor to Vancouver’s robust and diverse XR ecosystem. Recently named as two of ‘BC’s Most Influential Women’ and with Virtro awarded ‘Ready to Rocket’ 2018 status, the Minister’s visit was significant in highlighting the achievements and contribution of immigrants coming into Canada and how the StartUp visa aids further employment of Canadian citizens.
We greatly enjoyed giving the Minister the first sneak peeks of our seminal VR and AI project, Argotian, a program utilizing AI technology and VR to provide an immersive language learning experience in real-time. With great potential to disrupt the way people learn a language, it was incredible to hear the Minister share in our same sentiments for Argotian’s future and envision its future social impact within schools and language learning institutions in Canada.