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HTC's virtual-reality accelerator is taking new submissions

Vive X, a $100 million fund for VR companies, is rounding up its next batch of startups.

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HTC is investing $100 million in virtual-reality companies.

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If you've got a killer idea for a virtual-reality startup, now's your chance.

Taiwanese electronics maker HTC said Thursday its Vive X accelerator program for virtual-reality companies is accepting new submissions.

"We are looking forward to serving the next round of innovative companies that can make a difference in the space," said Marc Metis, vice president for HTC Vive and global head of Vive X.

Vive X is a $100 million fund, first announced in April, that already has about three dozen companies in its portfolio, HTC said. Startups in the program get access to mentors, networking, VR technology and more. They'll also get the opportunity to present to investors and partners.

The accelerator is interested in a variety of startups. "The program is looking to fund and support developers making a range of tools and applications that can support and grow the VR ecosystem," an HTC spokesperson told CNET.

The deadline for submissions is December 1. You can submit an application through Vive's website.

Updated at 10:43 a.m. PT: Adds comment from HTC.