Turning virtual reality into business reality

UPEI Business students Evan Hawley and Mike Thompson’s entrepreneurial spirit expressed through a business creating and selling 360-degree tours

by Neal Gillis

Odyssey Virtual may have started as an idea between two friends for a summer business, but it’s growing into a full-fledged occupation for two UPEI Business students.

Evan Hawley, 21 of Halifax, and Mike Thompson, a 19-year-old from Summerside, use special 360 degree cameras, compositing software, and drone images to build a unique visual marketing package.


The result is a rich experience for potential buyers, including virtual tours of properties through a VR headset. Odyssey Virtual also created this image of the UPEI Quadrangle:

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