Alex Rossol talks to Faaiza Ramji about how his virtual-reality escape room gave birth to a business that equips companies to make better hiring decisions. Plus Karen Unland previews a neurotechnology hackathon exploring the possibilities of brain-computer interfaces.
Here are the relevant links for this episode:
- Alex Rossol
- Co-founder and brother Nathaniel Rossol
- Other sibling founders: the Prochazkas at GoodMorning.com and the Barbers at Poppy Barley
- Oculus Rift
- AlignVR open house on July 14, 2022, from 2pm to 5 pm
- vrCAVE was part of Launch Party 7 (as was Taproot!)
More fun with brains and technology
- Neuroscience hackathon offers chance to solve real-life problems
- natHACKS 2022 happens July 29 to Aug. 1 — apply by July 15
Many thanks to our title sponsor, Innovate Edmonton, as well as to Alberta Blue Cross for support of this episode.
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