1. Vicinity_VR's Avatar
    https://www.vicnityvr.com

    Hi, we are a brand new startup called Vicinity Virtual Reality. We’re a peer to peer marketplace (similar in style to AirBnB) through which owners of VR set-ups can offer up their play space for a pre-set period and price, to guests wanting to experience VR but unable to afford a whole rig themselves. In comparison to VR arcades, Vicinity offers a far discounted option to those interested in trying out top of the range virtual reality.

    We are currently looking to recruit VR enthusiasts who are excited about the idea to become early trialists of the service. Specifically, we are looking for UK-based VR owners who would consider becoming a host.

    If you are interested and wish to sign up as a host, or even if you’re curious about the concept and have any questions, please follow the link through to the site, or send us a comment/PM here.

    TL;DR – VR Experience Marketplace Startup, looking to recruit VR enthusiasts as early-adopters.
    Last edited by pkcable; 07-09-2018 at 08:32 AM. Reason: email not allow in public
    07-08-2018 11:58 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Great concept! I would be interested if/when you bring it over to the US. I'm in a major city, Philadelphia.
    07-09-2018 08:33 AM
  3. Vicinity_VR's Avatar
    Great concept! I would be interested if/when you bring it over to the US. I'm in a major city, Philadelphia.
    Hi, I'm glad you like the idea!

    Even though we're focussing on building a UK market at the moment, there's no reason why you couldn't sign up. In fact, we welcome sign ups from anywhere around the world, because the more we can populate the site, the faster it will gain traction with guests.

    Best,
    Joel
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    07-09-2018 03:51 PM
  4. Inkonutaya's Avatar
    I'm interested just not sure if my end goal is close or even relevant to your end goals
    https://www.vicnityvr.com

    Hi, we are a brand new startup called Vicinity Virtual Reality. We’re a peer to peer marketplace (similar in style to AirBnB) through which owners of VR set-ups can offer up their play space for a pre-set period and price, to guests wanting to experience VR but unable to afford a whole rig themselves. In comparison to VR arcades, Vicinity offers a far discounted option to those interested in trying out top of the range virtual reality.

    We are currently looking to recruit VR enthusiasts who are excited about the idea to become early trialists of the service. Specifically, we are looking for UK-based VR owners who would consider becoming a host.

    If you are interested and wish to sign up as a host, or even if you’re curious about the concept and have any questions, please follow the link through to the site, or send us a comment/PM here.

    TL;DR – VR Experience Marketplace Startup, looking to recruit VR enthusiasts as early-adopters.
    07-11-2018 02:01 AM
  5. VrPornJack's Avatar
    Cool, vr parties! . Are you building an app for it or website?
    07-16-2018 12:53 PM
  6. Inkonutaya's Avatar
    I'm interested just not sure if my end goal is close or even relevant to your end goals
    Thank you.
    Is there any scheduled release in the US?
    The idea is simple enough. Instead of the vacation home in Airbnb the item is the VR unit itself?
    07-17-2018 03:20 PM
  7. Vicinity_Joel's Avatar
    Thank you.
    Is there any scheduled release in the US?
    The idea is simple enough. Instead of the vacation home in Airbnb the item is the VR unit itself?
    Hi Inkonutaya,

    Precisely, instead of renting a vacation home, you would pay for the usage of a Hosts play-space!

    There is nothing stopping sign-ups from the US, despite our base being in London. In fact, we are hoping to encourage sign-ups from all regions in these early stages.
    07-18-2018 10:01 AM
  8. Inkonutaya's Avatar
    Does this mean us based individuals can post equipment? Or is that a nice way of saying you guys can look at it but that's all you can do being in the us
    Hi Inkonutaya,

    Precisely, instead of renting a vacation home, you would pay for the usage of a Hosts play-space!

    There is nothing stopping sign-ups from the US, despite our base being in London. In fact, we are hoping to encourage sign-ups from all regions in these early stages.
    07-20-2018 05:01 PM
  9. Vicinity_VR's Avatar
    Hi Inkonutaya,

    The site is fully functional in the US, just as it is in the UK.

    Thanks for your interest!
    07-22-2018 01:54 PM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    I wonder what the legal considerations are regarding this being done in the US? (still LOVE the concept either way) So we would be providing a rentee with our headset and a room for them to enjoy it in? Would we need any kind of business license, from local authorities? (Called L&I here, or Licenses and Inspections) Would we have to provide any extra insurance, or would our homeowners cover it?

    Often in the case of timeshares, vacation rentals, or other real estate activities, a management company handles these details. Again I LOVE the concept, but I do have legal concerns. (NO I'm not a lawyer, but I DO work in Government)
    07-23-2018 09:02 AM
  11. Vicinity_VR's Avatar
    I wonder what the legal considerations are regarding this being done in the US? (still LOVE the concept either way) So we would be providing a rentee with our headset and a room for them to enjoy it in? Would we need any kind of business license, from local authorities? (Called L&I here, or Licenses and Inspections) Would we have to provide any extra insurance, or would our homeowners cover it?

    Often in the case of timeshares, vacation rentals, or other real estate activities, a management company handles these details. Again I LOVE the concept, but I do have legal concerns. (NO I'm not a lawyer, but I DO work in Government)
    Hi pkcable,

    Thanks for your questions, we've certainly had to think carefully about the legality of the business.

    As a Host you would provide your guests with access to your play-space (be that a living room, bedroom or other room) for the period specified in your listing, as well as access to your VR rig. In order to keep your personal files secure, we advise you create a separate user account on your PC, installing only the software needed to run your headset. We also suggest you accompany your guest, particularly if it is their first time using VR, and this way we hope to avoid injury. Before attending sessions, by accepting our terms of use at the payment stage, the guests agree that the Host is not liable for any injury they suffer.

    With regards to you question about L&I, I suppose that would depends on the laws and regulations of your state. For instance, some states require AirBnB Hosts to apply for a business license, and others do not - the same would apply for Vicinity Hosts. With respect to insuring Hosts against theft, we are hoping to eventually put in place company-wide insurance, protecting the Hosts' equipment in the eventuality it was damaged or stolen. Unfortunately, the business will have to grow to a certain size before this insurance can be put in place. Until then, our understanding is that thefts occurring during sessions would not be covered by personal home insurance, but those occurring outside of sessions would be covered.

    I hope this all made sense, and of course let me know if you have any other questions!
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    07-23-2018 10:09 AM
  12. DearPlayerOne's Avatar
    That's a pretty good idea. Do you have a website with more information? I'd like to follow this idea and see how it develops more.
    07-23-2018 01:51 PM
  13. Inkonutaya's Avatar
    This info is greatly appreciated.
    07-23-2018 08:04 PM
  14. Vicinity_VR's Avatar
    That's a pretty good idea. Do you have a website with more information? I'd like to follow this idea and see how it develops more.
    Glad to hear you like the concept!

    We do indeed have a website. We're already live at: https://www.vicinityvr.com

    Let me know if you have any questions.
    07-24-2018 07:40 AM
  15. Vicinity_VR's Avatar
    This info is greatly appreciated.
    No worries!

    Feel free to PM me for my email, if you have any questions that might need a more in-depth response.
    Last edited by pkcable; 07-24-2018 at 09:12 AM. Reason: public display of email not allow
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    07-24-2018 07:40 AM
  16. Inkonutaya's Avatar
    Thank you @ Vicinity_VR
    No worries!

    Feel free to PM me for my email, if you have any questions that might need a more in-depth response.
    07-24-2018 07:36 PM
  17. Inkonutaya's Avatar
    Thank you all for the information I shall pass it on and hopefully begin to assist in answering any questions I am knowledgeable in.
    pkcable likes this.
    07-25-2018 04:13 AM

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