Misk Global Forum 2017

Winston Matthews was invited by H.R.H Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to be the youngest speaker at Misk Global Forum 2017. Winston spoke as a "Hidden Hero" in front of world business leaders and over 3500 youth from 75 countries around the world.

A dream come true! I met the man I most admire, Mr Bill Gates, after his speech at Misk Global Forum arena stage on November 14, 2017.





Winston Matthews Asks Bill Gates



Winston Matthews Interviewed on CNN Quest for Business



Winston Matthews Hidden Hero Speaker at Misk Global Forum 2017.


Watch Winston's speech at Misk Global Forum 2017 as he speaks on the same stage arena following HM Queen Rania of Jordan, CEO Sal Khan of Khan Academy, and business leaders from Linked In, Amazon, Google and others.

  • Never, never, never give up.
    Winston Churchill
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
    Winston Churchill

Current Projects

The Wasteland at Siggraph 2017 L.A. Convention Center, August 1, 2017


Worst NightBear at SXSW Gaming Expo 2017 in Austin, TX March 16-19 at Booth 2111 Exhibit Hall 1


Winston Matthews at TechCrunch Disrupt DC Pitch-Off Feb. 21, 2017


Worst Nightbear Commercial Licensing Distribution Throughout Silicon Valley Virtual World Arcades





Press & Announcements

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BROGRAPH MEDIA INTERVIEW WITH WINSTON MATTHEWS, SIGGRAPH 2017

Winston interviewed by Brograph at Siggraph 2017 – Los Angeles. Maxon Cinema 4D, L.A. Convention Center August 1, 2017.

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POSTPERSPECTIVE MEDIA INTERVIEW WITH WINSTON MATTHEWS, SIGGRAPH 2017

Winston interviewed by Randi Altmans’ postPerspective at Siggraph 2017 in Los Angeles. Maxon Cinema 4D, L.A. Convention Center August 1, 2017.

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Worst Nightbear

“Worst Nightbear” is a Virtual Reality game developed by 13-year-old Winston Matthews from Washington, DC. In the game, you will find that you have been shrunk to only 2 inches tall, battling stuffed zombears, hellephants, …

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Virtual World Arcade

At age 13, Winston is the youngest software engineer of virtual reality games for Silicon Valley startup, Virtual World Arcade. His games are compatible with the revolutionary Microsoft HoloLens, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and …

  • Never, never, never give up.
    Winston Churchill
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
    Winston Churchill

News, Events, and Videos

  • Never, never, never give up.
    Winston Churchill
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
    Winston Churchill

Winston Matthews
Silicon Valley VR Developer & Entrepreneur

Winston Matthews was born in 2003 in Washington, D.C. Winston is a Silicon Valley VR software engineer, entrepreneur, nationally top ranked athlete, and recipient of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth award for mathematical problem solving. Winston’s coding has been self-taught since age 6.

At age 13, Winston was the youngest software engineer and game developer for Silicon Valley startup, Virtual World Arcade (VWA). Winston has a unique combination of strong coding, mathematical, and logical thinking skills as well as innovative skills to create storylines and animation. According to VWA’s CEO, Winston “possesses a rare talent in that not only can he code but he has a strong creative ability, clearly demonstrated in the quality of the design, art, and music in the game he released” as well as the skill of “knowing how to learn”.

In 2016, at age 13, Winston Matthews became the youngest virtual reality game developer for VWA where he earned licensing royalties for his first VR game, “Worst Nightbear”. Worst Nightbear is released in several arcades throughout Silicon Valley. The same year, Winston launched his own startup company where he has raised $80,000 in angel funding from VWA’s angel investor. Winston’s company will focus on pioneering experiential learning through VR in developing immersive, interactive education through visualized storytelling.

At 13, Winston also presented at TechCrunch Disrupt DC and SXSW in Austin, TX in 2017.
In 2017 at 14, Winston spoke and presented at the 2017 Siggraph Conference for Maxon Cinema 4D at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition, Winston became the 1st Youth Ambassador for Washington, D.C.-based edtech firm, Everfi, backed by Google’s Eric Schmidt, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, U2’s Bono. In 2018, Winston will be speaking at the World Bank in Washington, DC on “Our New Reality in a Virtual Reality World”.

Winston was invited by H.R.H. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to be the youngest speaker at the Misk Global Forum 2017 as a “Hidden Hero” (www.miskglobalforum.com).

Winston is a freshman at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. A nationally top ranked tennis player, Winston competes on the Sidwell Varsity golf and tennis teams. Winston has been a USTA high performance tennis player since age 10 (ranked #1 (10u), ranked #5 (12u)) and sponsored by Wilson. He is also a 5x Tour Player of the Year in golf and runner up in Augusta National’s Drive Chip & Putt competition 2016.