Creating the Emerging Worlds of Virtual Reality

Our fireside chat, "The Future of Storytelling: Creating the Emerging Worlds of Virtual Reality," features spotlight guest Eugene Chung (Penrose Studios), creator and director of Arden's Wake: The Prologue, Allumette and The Rose and I and Jason Rosenthal (Lytro) where he is working to deliver on the promise of Virtual Reality and define the next generation of film and television production with Light Field technology. They will sit down with Darius Sankey (Sway Ventures) to discuss how virtual reality has emerged as a new artistic medium and a creative platform. From storytelling to world building—learn how creators can leverage the true power of VR experiences.


Proudly sponsored by



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Penrose Studios 

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6:00pm Networking
7:00pm Fireside Chat
8:00pm Networking

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sway Ventures
325 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111

Participation is by registration only. We do not accept walk-up requests.
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Spotlight Guest

Our September pop-up event features two of the world's best creators in this field.


Eugene Chung is a film director and the founder of Penrose, a startup focused on augmented and virtual reality. Previously, Eugene was Head of Film & Media at Oculus VR, which was later acquired by Facebook for $2 billion. While at Oculus, Eugene co-created Story Studio, bringing together storytellers and artists from Pixar. Prior to Oculus, he was with New Enterprise Associates and Pixar Animation Studios. He holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Harvard.


Jason Rosenthal is the CEO of Lytro, where he applies more than 20 years of operations and product experience to lead day-to-day company operations and strategy.

Prior to joining Lytro, Jason was an Operating Executive at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm. Previously, Rosenthal was CEO of Ning, which was acquired by Glam Media. At Ning, Rosenthal led the company’s successful transformation from a free, ad-supported service to a premium subscription model. Before joining Ning, Rosenthal held executive positions at HP and Opsware (formerly Loudcloud) and led product teams at AOL and Netscape. Rosenthal began his career working for Rebuild LA, the inner city economic development organization founded in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots by Peter Ueberroth.

Jason developed a passion for photography and visual storytelling at an early age when he started making stop motion animation films with his Dad’s super 8 camera and spent hours trying to recreate the attack on the Death Star scene from Star Wars in his back yard.

Rosenthal holds a B.A. in history from Pomona College where he also serves on the board of trustees and he received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sway Ventures Pop-Up Event Series

A chance to learn from the best and the brightest in an open and fun format. These events center on providing actionable information for entrepreneurs to use, to navigate challenges and scale their companies. Through insightful panels and interviews with some of today’s most innovative founders and industry experts, to solutions-focused workshops and demos, Sway Ventures Pop-Up Events are designed to provide actual value to a select group of entrepreneurs and be hands-on with the learning process. Conversations around marketing, operations, talent, culture, and innovation, give founders and entrepreneurs the insight and ideas to win in today’s tech environment.

* Food and drinks will be provided.