Founders Brunch: Did AI Kill the Metaverse?


May 21st 2024
12:00 – 13:00


Factory Hammerbrooklyn

Lots of trouble, lots of buzz: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new star in the tech sky. While Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse appears to be fading, is it truly the end?

For this month's Founder Brunch, Simon Graff, Founder of For Real?! shows why the two topics have more in common than either/or.

Join us and connect with like-minded innovators. Food & drinks are provided.

About the Factory Founders Brunch

The Factory Founders Brunch is a monthly networking format where members and guests share experiences, exchange ideas and connect over inspiring topics which drive our community, like sustainability, future of work and empowerment.

With speakers and hosts from our community and extended network, we welcome you to take a look at what we are building here at Factory Hammerbrooklyn.

About Factory Hammerbrooklyn

As the newest addition to the Factory Network family, Hamburg's Factory Hammerbrooklyn brings together creative, academic, industrial and tech talent in a multi-city, global network.

Located at the heart of the Hammerbrooklyn Digital District, the 7600sqm space offers an environment for individuals, startups and corporates to access a curated innovation community.

Spaces, events, programs and partnerships empower members to build the next generation of tech businesses.

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Join the event
  • 12:00 - 12:15
    Check In
  • 12:15 - 12:45
    Presentation by Speaker
  • 12:45 - 13:00
    Networking & Brunch
  • 13:00 - 13:00
    Optional Factory Hammerbrooklyn Tour

Simon Graff is an experienced expert and educator in emerging technologies – such as Generative AI, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) or Mixed Reality (MR) and the Metaverse – with focus on value creation at the intersection of technology, trends and relevant use cases in his roles as consultant and strategist.

He has worked in various positions, from Creative Technologist to Head of Immersive Media to Director Innovation, before founding the strategic Metaverse consultancy FOR REAL?! in 2021. Since 2014, Simon has been sharing his knowledge and passion for innovative technologies on stage and in workshops – as speaker, advisor and mentor of various institutions and programs — additionally, he acts as chairman of the Hamburg, Germany based XR association nextReality.Hamburg e.V. since 2019 and is the founder of the AI-empowered fashion brand DNSYS®.

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