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Virtual Reality Product Manager at Meta to speak at Penn State Startup Week

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State alum and Meta product manager Rajesh Rangarajan will speak during Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC on Thursday, March 21 at 3 pm in the Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub. 

Register to attend. 

Rangarajan will discuss his work at Meta related to building the Metaverse in Virtual Reality (VR), App Developer opportunities, and Tech Business Models. He will also talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its role in digital transformation and will share his journey and learnings in addition to taking as many questions as possible from the audience. 

“Coming back to Happy Valley makes me extremely happy as I reminisce some of my fond memories from my time there,” Rangarajan said. “I am thrilled to meet all the student entrepreneurs and learn about their ideas.”

In October 2023, Meta released the Meta Quest 3, the first mass-market mixed reality headset. 

Students, faculty, staff, and community members alike are encouraged to register to attend this free event to learn from this inspiring alum. 

About Penn State Startup Week powered by PNC 

An integral part of the broader Invent Penn State initiative, Startup Week powered by PNC is a University-wide event that connects students with innovative alumni and pioneers who are achieving success in a variety of industries and disciplines. Throughout the week, students discover, explore, experience and celebrate entrepreneurship. 

For more information on Startup Week, including a full schedule of events, visit Participants can engage with and follow Startup Week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.