Applications are now open for the fourth annual Oculus Launch Pad, a program designed to help empower developers and creators from diverse backgrounds. Applications are being accepted until August 23rd, 2019.

Oculus announced the news on their developer blog, stating that successful applicants will receive development and business focused education, one-on-one support, and a number of other resources that the company says will “elevate their technical skills and understanding of the industry.”

Launch Pad 2019 is slated to begin on September 22nd, 2019 and starts with a two-day boot camp in San Jose, California. Oculus says the program will include “up to 100 professionals.” Oculus Connect 6 begins shortly afterwards, which Oculus is making free for all Launch Pad participants too, including comped travel expenses such as hotel, flights, and ground transportation, while on-site meals during the two-day boot camp. They’re also throwing in a free Oculus Rift S to each participant.

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In the three months after boot camp, Oculus will provide development support to help participants finish their working prototype game/experience. Then, participants will be able to show off their work at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

Launch Pad Candidates will also have the opportunity to apply for a competitive scholarship of between $5,000 – $50,000, totaling “up to $250,000 for the full program,” the company says.

Apply for Oculus Launch Pad 2019

Unfortunately, Launch Pad 2019 is only open to legal residents and those physically located in the United States or Canada. Applicants must also be considered a non-minor in their state/province. Make sure to check out the full terms and conditions here before you apply.

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  • JesuSaveSouls

    I suggest doing episode story interactive games with open world explore of the bible.

    • asdfasdfasdf

      dude just dude. I read 90% of that and was like YES finally not something religious… but then fuck. go shove that bible up your ass

      • Tags I812

        why does it bother you that this person has a belief in something you dont? why is it that you see someone expressing their own thoughts that you disagree with and you become so hostile? he was not directing anything towards you but you want to jump in and say something so nasty. imay agree with your thoughts but dont rage on someone just because they share there thoughts . its shows your lack of maturity OR maybe your just an asshole in which case i feel sorry for the people around you grow up .

  • Mark Edgar

    Limiting the competition will reduce the chance that global projects can win.
    This is very limited in the mind of the competition runners.
    I want to build the first IoT with AR.

    Why limit you dreams YANKS