– India’s first skill development, training and learning space will create thousands of jobs opportunities in gaming, creative media, immersive advertising and AR, VR
– Iconic entrepreneur and game developer ‘Peter Vesterbacka’ promises to bring top Nordic and European investors and experts to The Circle
New Delhi, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – Global leader and creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform- Unity Technologies https://unity3d.com/ and India’s largest business ecosystem The Circle www.thecircle.work (owned & managed by Hunch Ventures) today announced the launch of – The Circle’s Gaming & VR CoE Powered by Unity- http://thecircle.work/unityCOE
North India’s first Center, for skill development, training and learning. The CoE will be an outlet for creative talent in Gaming, Movies, AR, VR, Immersive Advertising and Experiential Media. Set to create thousands of job opportunities in the gaming and creative Media space. It will fill in the need gap of storytelling and character localization matching up with India’s diverse & growing, multiple language landscape; which has already witnessed success with movies like Bahubali.
(India’s AR/VR market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 76 per cent over the next five years, fuelled by demand from business and consumer sectors. * Source: GrowthEnabler Report. Industry estimates peg the global AR/VR market at $100-120 billion by 2021)
Located at the country’s busiest metro station Huda City Centre, Gurgaon, CoE will act as a catalyst to inspire creativity and innovation on one hand and provide an ecosystem of content creation with a physical space for startups to work, collaborate and thrive, on the other.
Aligning itself with The Government of India’s- Skill India initiative, CoE will provide –
– Engaging education modules and training ground for startups. Which will then, use Unity products, for development of tools and enterprise applications.
– Certification to hundreds of talented people in year 1, while becoming a nodal place for startups seeking investment in the space.
– Licenses for startups to use the platform for the purpose of advancing their skill sets.
– Employment opportunities for the young and creative geniuses of the country.
In his new role as the Circle’s Global Advisor Peter Vesterbacka, of Angry Birds fame, will be seen instrumental in bringing top Nordic and European investors, education experts, industry as well as strategic global interest to support CoE, as well as meet Circle’s larger objectives.
Exhilarated at the announcement he adds “ I am so glad to see such an important collaboration taking place. Communities thrive when global experts, like Unity, are there to support. I love gaming and media companies, as their job is to grasp attention which in today’s day is the hardest thing to do. It’s a necessary skill for anyone or any business to posses. There’s support to scale available at The Circle, and that’s great to see.”
“Given Unity’s leadership in the real-time 3D landscape, we are delighted to collaborate with a company that has such potential to shift the economy in India, specifically Delhi,” says Karan Pal Singh, Founder and Managing Director at Hunch Ventures (owns and manages The Circle). “One of the most important aspects of a growing and thriving economy is providing workers with the tools to advance their careers, and we believe Unity will do just that. We can’t wait to see the success that India’s startup community will see with the physical space and technology to reach their potential!”, he continues.
“Launching The Circle’s Gaming & VR Center of Excellence is the perfect opportunity for Unity to execute on our principal of enabling success,” adds Hubert Larenaudie, President of Asia Pacific and Global head of Unity Distribution Platform, Unity Technologies. “Helping our community of creators in India learn, grow, and reach their goals through a shared space and democratized access to our software allows us to deliver on a promise that we made years ago”, he completes.
The Circle’s Gaming & VR ‘Centre of Excellence’ (CoE) Powered by Unity will be a place for addressing tech concerns.A melting pot for best technology platforms and talent, a convergence of community that is passionate about gaming and media. In long-term it is also envisioned to become a hotspot and an experience zone, housing companies of similar domains, thereby revolutionizing how gaming will become accessible across industries and sectors.
About The Circle : www.thecircle.work
Offering a collaborative and creative hub for innovation, ‘The Circle’ is Hunch Ventures flagship brand. Located at India’s busiest metro station, HUDA City Centre, Gurgaon. It is envisioned keeping in mind work and social lifestyles of today’s entrepreneurs and young professionals. The facility is designed to inspire creativity and innovation, while facilitate collaboration. Spread across 200,000 square feet, the facility presents itself as a ‘way of life,’ offering its members a wholesome ecosystem for working and networking. Initiatives such as Friday Socials, networking events, health and fitness pop ups, yoga and cooking sessions, have been designed thoughtfully to help bring the community at The Circle together. The Circle offers its members a new way of working enabling teams to collaborate seamlessly in enhancing and scaling their businesses.
About Hunch Ventures :
Hunch Ventures partners with innovative and visionary entrepreneurs in building out their businesses. Hunch looks at capital efficient business models that use technology to improve customer experience. Founded by Karanpal Singh, Hunch focuses investments across core sectors such as health, retail, hospitality, education, media and new age technology. Entrepreneurship, innovation and technologies enable efficiency and ease to our daily living, is the core investment philosophy. Hunch works with founders in scaling their business by leveraging its global network and find