Ottawa-based MasterpieceVR joins Silicon Valley accelerator

Jeff Ross, the vice-president of engineering at MasterpieceVR, demonstrates the firm's technology.

An Ottawa-based virtual reality software company will bring its creative vision to Silicon Valley this fall.

MasterpieceVR develops a virtual sculpting and design app for enterprises’ creative divisions, allowing multiple artists to work collaboratively in a shared VR setting.

Headquartered in Ottawa, the imaginative startup is one of eight companies accepted to the Canadian Technologies Accelerator’s next cohort in San Francisco.

Funded by the government of Canada, the program connects Canadian firms to a U.S. network of investors, partners and potential clients over a five-month period. Accepted firms also receive membership to the Plug and Play Tech Centre, an innovation hub at the heart of Silicon Valley.

MasterpieceVR joins the CTA alongside fellow Invest Ottawa accelerator cohort member Aetonix. The local healthcare tech company announced earlier this month it will join the Boston-based program.