NVC opening – 2/1/18

MassDiGI New VEntures Center imageFor MassDiGI, not only did January usher in a new year, it ushered in a new era as our New Ventures Center (NVC) opened. As a part of Becker College’s impressive new $7.3 million Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the NVC will give us the opportunity to provide business assistance services to an even greater number of students and startups from campuses and communities across the region with the ultimate goal of seeing more Massachusetts-made games in the marketplace.

In addition, the NVC will serve as a home to select a Company-in-Residence and Faculty-in-Residence. To that extent, we’re very pleased to have Petricore Inc. joining us as our  inaugural Company-in-Residence along with Asst. Prof. Robert Biggert from Assumption College as our inaugural Faculty-in-Residence.

The Barrett Center is also home to Becker’s Yunus Social Business Centre, an AR/VR lab, an esports space, a lecture hall,  a digital gallery, studios, team rooms, faculty offices and MassDiGI’s administrative office.

Generous support for the Barrett Center as well as the NVC came from many foundations and individuals as well from grants provided by the US Dept. of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) and MassDevelopment.

Check out the coverage of the opening semester here: Worcester Telegram, Worcester Business Journal and Worcester News Tonight/NECN.

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Save these dates – 12/14/17

With the New Year just around the corner it’s time to share some important upcoming dates:

  • SIP application period opens 1/2/18 and closes 3/21/18
  • Game Challenge – 3/2/18 and 3/3/18 (competitor registration opens – 12/21/17)
  • Made In MA at GDC – 3/20/18 (RSVP opens 1/26/18)
  • SIP Decision Day – 3/30/18
  • Made In MA at PAX East – 4/5/18 (RSVP opens 2/8/18)
  • SIP Begins – 5/15/18

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!


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“Building emotional strength with video games” by Jason Kahn, Mighteor – Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College: December 4, 2017 – Worcester, MA

Join us on the evening of December 4th for a talk by Jason Kahn, PhD, founder and chief science officer of Mighteor at Neuromotion Labs. This talk is part of the Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College. Free and open to all.

When: 6:30pm, 12/4

Where: Becker College, Weller Academic Center, Room 210, 61 Sever St., Worcester


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Esports doubleheader: November 28, 2017 – Worcester, MA

Join us on the evening of November 28th for a special esports doubleheader featuring Hearthstone and LCS stars Rosty and Brokenshard. This event is co-sponsored by the Becker Esports Club, Gamer Sensei and the Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College.

When: 6:30p, 11/28

Where: Becker College, Boutin Student Center, MPR, 44 West St., Worcester

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