MediaTech Ventures in Istanbul for GEC

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Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2018

I’m heading to Istanbul, the historic crossroads of the European and Asiatic worlds to represent the United States as a delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Beyond the amazing sight seeing, cultural experiences (Turkish Baths anyone?) and world class food I am honored to spend the next few days deep in conversation with the best entrepreneurial ecosystem builders in the … Read More

SXSW 2018: Panels and Events Focused on Innovation in Media

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If you’re like us, you’re waiting until the last minute to review the schedule and make your plans for SXSW 2018. If you’re like us, you’re particularly interested in the technologies and innovations impacting film, music, news media, and the more. Without further ado, the Almost Definitive Guide to All the Innovative Techie Stuff in Media at SXSW Two Thousand … Read More

Spotlight: Forbes MC – Technology & Music Education

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MediaTech Ventures is proud to feature Curtis Forbes and his company, Forbes Music Company.  Forbes Music Company is an excellent example of what media and technology together can create.  FMC has taken a fragmented industry and turned it into a market with extremely high client satisfaction and excellence in service and education. Connection Through Technology – What is it? “If music … Read More

Spotlight: Apprenticeship Marketing with Brad Voeller of DCI

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Digital Creative Institute Team

“What we’re seeing is increasingly white collar jobs are very skill based and they require this hands on sort of development that comes from getting your hands dirty with it… College graduates are disenchanted when they realize that college isn’t the ticket to the middle class.”   – Brad Voeller I remember my grade school and high school textbooks. They were … Read More

And the winner is…

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In the last late, hot days of June, over 100 people gathered at Digital Marketer in South Austin to celebrate Social Media Day 2017.  All were users of social media, some were thought leaders in the space, expert marketers, educators or entertainers who use social media daily to reach friends, customers and fans. They joined fans across the country in … Read More

MediaTech Spotlight: Mark Epstein

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Making Music Work for Business From Birthday to Big Time Mark Epstein’s love for making music started about the same time as most in his early teenage years. His first paying gig came shortly after. His bandmate’s sister’s birthday party needed some live music and he was called in as the bassist. The payment? A few albums – including the just … Read More

Culture and Buildings

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Austin has been top of mind for many in media lately.  It’s been frequently cited as the hottest places to start a business. With it’s roots in in music, film, gaming and experiences, one has to wonder what this means for the city and creative spaces both old and new. When I moved to Austin 7 months ago I started … Read More