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Focus: 10 startups selected to accelerate their creative company

From: Juliette Belle

Zú is proud to present the 10 startups selected for its FOCUS program. A learning-based program for key entrepreneurial skills, Focus will prepare the startups for a first round of private funding and help them to define the objectives and key results (OKRs) of their organization.

Selected from nearly 80 high-level applications, entrepreneurs will benefit over 12 weeks of 50 hours of personalized support by experts, 35 hours of a series of workshops and training sessions and the support of 3 assigned guides per projects according to the startup’s needs. Congratulations to Audio Design Desk, BeatConnect, Haply Robotics, Iregular, Make Some Noise, Naostage, RealMotion, Tastet, TripuraViVid Memory.

From Los Angeles to Montreal, from the sports to the performing arts industry, they all have what it takes to push and propel their creative forces to become a true entrepreneurial force to rethink and redefine the future of entertainment.

Discover their projects!

Audio Design Desk
2020 NAB Best Of Show winner Audio Design Desk is a professional software suite that reinvents how users create with audio by introducing an assistive AI called Sonic Intelligence™. Used on Netflix, HBOMax, Amazon Prime and others, Musicians, Filmmakers, Podcasters and Creators of all stripes can use our technology to create beats, songs, meditations, social media posts or all the sound to a feature film in real time and they can share their creations all around the world using our ecosystem.
> Demo video of the project


BeatConnect
BeatConnect connects musicians and producers in an innovative shared environment that allow for real-time collaboration, regardless of your instruments and tools.
> Demo video of the project


Haply Robotics
Haply’s VR Controller integrates our cutting haptic technology to make the VR gaming experience much more exciting. Better haptic-enabled recoil, better user ergonomics, easy to map in most first-person shooter games, and designed for scale. A better VR gun for arcade owners and for VR gamers around the world.
> Demo video of the project


Iregular
Studio Iregular is a new media studio creating world-wide interactive sculptures, immersive spaces, and architectural interventions. CURSOR is a technology that can transform any media façade into an engaging, expressive, multi-user interactive display. More specifically, it is a tracking, content display and management system that generates large-scale interactive experiences permitting the simultaneous participation of 50 people.
> Demo video of the project


Make Some Noise
Make Some Noise specializes in immersive experiences. Founded by Gen Cleary, Creative Director and Producer of the world’s most immersive and innovative live theatrical shows.


Naostage
Naostage offers the 1st tracking solution that is 100% automated and beaconless. The system detects, tracks and identifies in real time all performers and objects thanks to a single sensor hung above the scene. Naostage reintroduces meaning to stage performance by reconnecting the artist and the human being to the enormous potential of today’s audiovisual techniques and technologies.
> Demo video of the project


RealMotion
The Gold Series by RealMotion is designed to serve as the ‘bonding agent’ for permanent and temporary installations, binding content to sensors to tech infrastructure within an experience. Developed for longevity, reliability and versatility, the Gold Series servers effectively manage layers of different media types and generate industry-standard real-time content suited for your installation. It is a software and hardware solution with undeniable potential in different fields such as Virtual Production.
> Demo video of the project


Tastet
Tastet is THE interactive platform to the best local eats and drinks in Quebec with 2.5 million unique visitors, 10 million page views and 35 million social interactions each year. Since March 2020, Tastet has been working to create a hyper-personalized recommendation platform to help you discover the best gourmet local addresses for your tastes and budgets - wherever you go. We want to become the Tinder of the restaurant business, but only if your dates are always fun!
> Demo video of the project


Tripura
Meet TRIPURA, the world's first intelligent virtual breathing guide created to spread the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation with personalized breathing exercises. A mobile application expanding into an interactive hologram brought to life in AR and powered by AI, Tripura's techniques are proven to increase energy, concentration, physical performance and relaxation.
> Demo video of the project


Studio Vivid Memory
Vivid Memory Studio is reshaping the album format experience by developing and distributing interactive virtual music worlds. VMS created a new music format that enables music artists to transpose their artistic vision and tell a story to their fans by blurring the line between music video and video game. Vivid Memory Studio is transcending music stories!

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