VR@MIT Demo Night!

Hello friends from VR@MIT! We hope the beginning of the course is going smooth for everyone.

We've finally kicked off our events for the season with a Demo Night hosted at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship on Thursday 22nd of September. It was super fun and full of demos from different 'VR gurus' from MIT. We had food [pizzza!], drinks, super interesting conversations and the best of all: we could try a bunch of different VR headsets available on the market!

We had a couple of Microsoft HoloLens, a bunch of Samsung Gear VR and two HTC Vive. We even had headphones to make the VR experience completely immersive :) 

Some of the demos we could try:

Wanna try them out? Don't miss the next event! We are more than happy to welcome you, have an interesting chat, give you tones of pizzaaaa and let you try the latest technologies in an informal and fun evening!

Anna Fuste, VP Marketing & Judith Amores, Co-President VR@MIT

Welcome to VR@MIT!

We're making MIT a hub of Virtual Reality.

VR@MIT is an exciting new initiative to support entrepreneurship and community in virtual and augmented realities at MIT. We are working to bring together tech titans, creatives and VR enthusiasts and practitioners to help shape the future of this exciting field. 

Why VR? 

As the Chair of Hacking Arts and the Creative Arts Sector Practice Leader, I saw a huge interest in Virtual Reality from all corners of campus. While my work has encompassed supporting all the creative industries, I saw an opportunity to create something new for the burgeoning field of VR. I met Jacob, a self-proclaimed VR junkie and together we formed VR@MIT. By working to support entrepreneurs here on campus and connecting with the top thought leaders in the field, we believed we could make an impact on the MIT community. 

What are we doing?

First, we are focusing on community - and that means lots of awesome events. Secondly, we've been meeting with VR practitioners and entrepreneurs on campus to learn about the resources they need. (Have a suggestion? Email us!) Soon we'll be debuting workshops, workspaces, and hopefully additional resources for interested entrepreneurs at MIT. 

Join us!

Subscribe to our newsletter and come to an event to see what we're all about. Also, we're looking to add students to our leadership team, especially if you have an event you are passionate about organizing. Contact us to learn more about how you can help make an impact. 

- Natalie Pitcher, Co-founder VR@MIT