Dart 17 is a test laboratory for interactive experiences, objects and tools in San Francisco

New ideas emerge from interdisciplinary approaches, when designers, artists, technologists and researchers come together. We provide university projects and early Startups the space to experiment, test and scale their idea in San Francisco.

WHO IS DART 17 FOR?

DART 17 is for interdisciplinary thinkers with a creative approach to technology. We welcome participants who push the edge of potential in media like AR, VR, 3D, Data, Robotics, Sensors, Gaming, Smart Objects, and beyond.

We are open to applicants from all over the world, all you need is an existing prototype.

OUR PROGRAM

  • Desk space at Pier 17 in San Francisco for 1- 3 months
  • Stipend of $5,000 USD (per project)
  • Networking opportunities and introductions to Industry Experts in AR, VR, 3D, Data, Robotics, Sensors, Gaming, Smart Objects etc. as well as Business Insiders and Investors
  • Coaching, Mentors, and Workshops
  • Visibility and MatchMaking Events (GDC, SXSW etc.)

In our pilot year (2017), space will be limited to 6-8 spots for the most promising projects.

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LOCATION

DART 17 is housed on the spectacular San Francisco waterfront at the Swiss Pier 17, where more than 70 co-workers from universities, corporations, governments, artists, designers and startups share one space.

PROJECTS

We are very excited to welcome our first two projects! Apelab & Struckd!

Apelab is a production studio specializing in interactive storytelling for VR and mobile devices. Thanks to their tool Spatial Stories, they empower anyone to create their own VR experiences.

DART 17 is supporting Apelab in finding the right funding model and partnerships for their content as well as their new VR Tool. We’re looking for feedback from other developers, content partners, and investors.

Struckd is working on becoming the next Youtube for user generated games.

DART 17 is supporting Struckd by connecting them to industry experts for the continuous development of their platform, and testing their market fit with large brands. At SXSW we'll be looking for brands, influences, and investors to make good matches.

WHO WE ARE

Sophie Lamparter

Associate Director

Swissnex San Francisco

Arijana Walcott

AR/VR Evangelist & Director of Consumer Development

Swisscom (Schweiz) AG

Founded and lead by Sophie and Arijana, DART 17 is collaboration between Swissnex San Francisco, Swisscom, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Engagement Migros development fund and the Gebert Ruf Foundation.

It is carried by a growing number of mentors and friends all over the world.

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