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Virtue Featured on TechCrunch Homepage

Virtue was featured on the homepage of TechCrunch following our selection as a Healthcare Top Pick at San Francisco Disrupt 2018. “Virtue is an award-winning startup that applies the research-proven benefits of virtual reality to improve mental wellness.”

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Virtue Featured in The Times

Virtue was selected to take part in The Times Tech Summit and was featured in an article describing how “LookBack VR is helping to counter the debilitating effects of dementia by stimulating memories.”

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Virtue Featured in WIRED

Author, curator, and journalist Lucy Johnston writes a touching account of her grandmother’s experience with dementia and how Virtue’s innovation can be life changing for people with the condition.

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Virtue Wins UnLtd Transform Ageing Venture Award

Virtue is proud to be chosen by UnLtd as one the UK’s leading social innovators for the Transform Ageing programme, which aims to revolutionise the approach to health, wellbeing and social care for people in later life. It is run by UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, Design Council, Centre for Ageing Better and the South West Academic Health Science Network.

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CEO of Virtue Shortlisted for Women of the Future Awards

Cofounder and CEO of Virtue, Arfa Rehman, has been shortlisted for a Women of the Future Award. Founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL and supported by Aviva, the awards recognise remarkable female talent in the UK. “Women are underrepresented in so many of the fields covered by this award,” said Arfa. “It’s important to recognise women in these categories not just to celebrate their achievements, but also to help challenge and change the conventional ideas and images of what leadership looks like.’

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Virtue Wins Oxford’s Skoll Venture Award

Oxford Said Business School’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship honored Virtue with a Skoll Venture Award and grant to support its pioneering work with VR and dementia. The Skoll Venture Awards provide funding to current Oxford Saïd students and alumni who have developed a social impact-focused venture.

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Goodvertising Interviews Virtue Founders at D&AD Festival

Thomas Kolster interviews Virtue co-founders Arfa Rehman and Scott Gorman at D&AD Festival in London where the team showcased its Virtual Reality platform for dementia. Hear more about what inspired the creation of Virtue, which Goodvertising dubs a ‘groundbreaking social impact company.’

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Virtue Showcases at London D&AD Festival

Virtue showcased its Virtual Reality platform for dementia at D&AD Festival held in London. The theme of the day was ‘The Earth Will Shake: Responding to the big issues our world faces’ and it brought together the world’s foremost business leaders and thinkers to address how creativity can change the world.

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Digital Catapult and Seedcamp Select Virtue for Inaugural Augmentor Programme

Virtue has been selected as one of the 6 next-generation AR/VR companies for Digital Catapult and Seedcamp’s inaugural Augmentor programme.  Augmentor aims to support early stage immersive start-ups to foster innovation, encourage more cohesion in the UK’s ecosystem and showcase some of the exceptional talent working with this frontier technology.

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