Community Director for Australia.

As an all-around technology veteran, software developer, award-winning creative director, and virtual reality storyteller, Tietzel serves as the CEO and Founder of Start VR. 

A respected digital thought leader in the Australian VR community, Tietzel serves as the Kaleidoscope Australia Community Director, leads the Sydney VR Meetup Group and is a founding member of the AVRN (Australian Virtual Reality Network). Tietzel is an expert on bringing cutting-edge creative concepts to market, demonstrated by his time as the original Creative Director for MassMedia Studios, building an award-winning creative team and leading the creative and strategy. 

Tietzel was the Co-Founder, Creative & Marketing Director of Fotomerchant.com, building the brand from the ground up to become the most powerful photography sales engine on the planet. 


René Pinnell

As a filmmaker & designer, René produced the acclaimed comedy show Backpack Picnic, directed the feature documentary The King of Texas, sold a TV pilot to MTV, designed 5 products & founded 2 companies.