NVIDIA’s forthcoming GTC Conference runs April 4-7 and is going to be dominated by the topic of virtual reality – with a dedicated session track and VR Village with the latest and greatest demos. What’s more, if you’re an entrepreneur or developer, trying to get into the VR business, NVIDIA opened registrations for its ‘ECS VR Showcase’. With the winning entry receiving $30,000 in cash and prizes, the event is designed to highlight and reward the brightest up and coming talents in the VR industry.

Virtual Reality is the hot topic in tech right now, and with many innovators clambering over themselves to get to the next great idea in immersive technology first, any financial or PR boost an entrepreneur can get is welcome.

See Also: NVIDIA Brings Full GTX 980 GPU to Claimed “First Virtual Reality Notebooks”

If you’re one of those entrepreneurs, NVIDIA wants to give you the spotlight and a cool $30,000 in cash and prizes if your VR project can cut it. The ECS VR Showcase is an opportunity for eight teams to present their innovative work. After which, each team will be quizzed by Jeff Herbst, VP of business development at NVIDIA, and Mark Rein, VP and co-founder of Epic Games, the latter of which will also act as host of the event.

The winning team will be announced that evening, and will take home $30,000 in cash and prizes.

ECS VR Showcase Rules & Sign Up

Benefits for the eight selected finalists include complimentary All-Access passes to the GTC Conference and a free 15′ x 15′ space on the GTC 2016 Exhibition floor to showcase your world-changing VR idea.

'Max Mustard' Review – An 'Astro Bot' Style VR Platformer That Cuts the Mustard

The GPU Technology Conference runs April 4-7 and is to be held at the San Jose Convention Center, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Submit your work by March 7th to ensure your entry makes the running order, if you’re interested, head here to check the rules and sign yourself up.

Road to VR is a proud media sponsor of GTC 2016

Newsletter graphic

This article may contain affiliate links. If you click an affiliate link and buy a product we may receive a small commission which helps support the publication. More information.

Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded RiftVR.com to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.