Founder, Preview Labs
Developing an MVP for Firefighter Training in VR
Bernard Francois: Near the end of 2009, in Belgium, Bernard decided to combine his passion for game design and game programming by starting the first company dedicated to the development of prototypes using game technology: PreviewLabs.
PreviewLabs turns ideas into interactive prototypes, allowing its clients to evaluate concepts early on. This service enables them to explore more different concepts and ultimately helps them to be more successful developing new products.
In the first twelve years of PreviewLabs, Bernard oversaw the development of prototypes for over 200 different concepts, for clients including Walt Disney Imagineering and Yale University, but also a large amount of startups seeking to develop new products. In 2016, Bernard established PreviewLabs’ US office, which is now based in Guilford, Connecticut.
Bernard is also the chairman of FLEGA, the Flemish Games Association, and founder of GameDevCT, an organization aiming to connect and grow the games industry and games industry ecosystem in Connecticut.