“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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Grant gives MassDiGI New Ventures Center a boost

On October 26, 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded MassDiGI  a $35,000 grant toward the development of our New Ventures Center.

Alan Ritacco and Paul Cotnoir of Becker accept the award on behalf of MassDiGI.

The NVC will serve as an on-campus business assistance center for interactive media, game development, business and technology students from Becker and other higher education institutions across Massachusetts. Through active mentorship with game industry leaders and faculty experts, the NVC will bring students together and provide access to the educational programming, technical assistance, and business development support needed to learn, incubate, and launch products in the global digital marketplace.

The Collaborative Workspace Program awards, a MassDevelopment initiative, seek to strengthen community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth’s cities and towns, while spurring job creation at the local level. This is the second award MassDiGI has received from the program.

Read more about the award in MassDevelopment’s press release here and in the Worcester Business Journal here, Patch.com here and Worcester Sun here.

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Grant gives MassDiGI New Ventures Center a boost – 10/26/17

On October 26, 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded MassDiGI  a $35,000 grant toward the development of our New Ventures Center.

Alan Ritacco and Paul Cotnoir of Becker accept the award on behalf of MassDiGI.

The NVC will serve as an on-campus business assistance center for interactive media, game development, business and technology students from Becker and other higher education institutions across Massachusetts. Through active mentorship with game industry leaders and faculty experts, the NVC will bring students together and provide access to the educational programming, technical assistance, and business development support needed to learn, incubate, and launch products in the global digital marketplace.

The Collaborative Workspace Program awards, a MassDevelopment initiative, seek to strengthen community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth’s cities and towns, while spurring job creation at the local level. This is the second award MassDiGI has received from the program.

Read more about the award in MassDevelopment’s press release here and in the Worcester Business Journal here, Patch.com here and Worcester Sun here.

*The original version of this post is located at becker.edu.

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When it comes to innovation, MassDiGI is a Game Changer – 10/20/17

Tim Loew, Monty Sharma and Nancy Crimmin with Game Changer award

In a world where innovation and disruption reign, MassDIGI is a key player. That was underscored today by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce when it presented MassDiGI and executive director Tim Loew with a Game Changer Award.

“MassDiGI has played a major role in the growth of the digital gaming sector in the region and continues to shape the economic landscape of Worcester and Central Massachusetts in a positive and significant way,” said Tim Murray, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce president.  “The Chamber is pleased to recognize MassDiGI for their game changing contribution to the region.”

The award, presented during the Chamber’s annual Game Changers Business Conference and Expo in Worcester’s Mechanics Hall, recognizes the most innovative companies, colleges and start-ups that are transforming and supporting the region’s economy. This year’s theme was the innovation economy and start-ups.

MassDiGI’s Executive Director Tim Loew and Managing Director Monty Sharma were on hand to receive the award.

“We are really proud of the work we do with the many students that we engage with across institutions in the region, the start-ups that we work with, and the communities”, said Tim Loew, MassDiGI’s executive director. “We feel really lucky to have been able to do this in Worcester, and at Becker.”

Also present at this morning’s event was Becker president and MassDiGI advisory board chair Nancy P. Crimmin, Alan Ritacco, dean of the school Design and Technology, and students from MassDiGI’s Live Studio course.

Tim Mammen of IPG Photonics and Shahbaz Soofi of WooRides also received Game Changer awards.

Read more about the award in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette here.

*The original version of this post can be found on becker.edu.

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When it comes to innovation, MassDiGI is a Game Changer

Tim Loew, Monty Sharma and Nancy Crimmin with Game Changer award

In a world where innovation and disruption reign, MassDIGI is a key player. That was underscored today by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce when it presented MassDiGI with a Game Changer Award.

“MassDiGI has played a major role in the growth of the digital gaming sector in the region and continues to shape the economic landscape of Worcester and Central Massachusetts in a positive and significant way,” said Tim Murray, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce president.  “The Chamber is pleased to recognize MassDiGI for their game changing contribution to the region.”

The award, presented during the Chamber’s annual Game Changers Business Conference and Expo in Worcester’s Mechanics Hall, recognizes the most innovative companies, colleges and start-ups that are transforming and supporting the region’s economy. This year’s theme was the innovation economy and start-ups.

MassDiGI’s Executive Director Tim Loew and Managing Director Monty Sharma were on hand to receive the award.

“We are really proud of the work we do with the many students that we engage with across institutions in the region, the start-ups that we work with, and the communities”, said Tim Loew, MassDiGI’s executive director. “We feel really lucky to have been able to do this in Worcester, and at Becker.”

Also present at this morning’s event was Becker president and MassDiGI advisory board chair Nancy P. Crimmin, Alan Ritacco, dean of the school Design and Technology, and students from MassDiGI’s Live Studio course.

Tim Mammen of IPG Photonics and Shahbaz Soofi of WooRides also received Game Changer awards.

Read more about the award in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette here.

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New England collegiate esports survey – 9/21/17

New England collegiate esports survey

By Tim Loew, executive director, MassDiGI

Over the past year we’ve fielded more and more inquiries about the current state of collegiate esports in Massachusetts and across New England. Though we have some limited information, we thought it’d be a good idea to put out a survey to gain a little better insight into esports on campuses in the region. A link to the survey can be found here (or pasted below).

Please feel free to share the survey with colleagues or friends as you see fit. General results will be aggregated and shared later in the year.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVrvMh5TyI0TdOA-O7zmeEqKmrkwga2xNhnuJcnyK6DeMb2g/viewform.

 

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