Ferhan Özkan is leading VR First with a mission is to enable young VR/AR developers and give them all the support they need to turn their projects into successful startups. His influential journey started when he founded a pre-incubation center funded by World Bank, guiding 8 startups to successful industry exits. Soon afterwards, he established the revenue generator digital platform Playstore.com distributing games of the top publishers worldwide. As elected Vice-Chair of the IEEE VR/AR Standards Group, he works on bringing the industry closer together, while focusing on empowering the major stakeholders with his expertise and global network. He founded VR First, a global organization which has already attracted over 800 universities from all around the world to join on its mission of the democratization of innovation. At various conferences, he is passionately addressing to a wide range of audience sharing his vision on the upcoming leap of immersive transformation.