Galvanize and MediaTech Ventures to open Austin Studio for Startups

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Engagement, Opportunity18 Comments

Galvanize Austin

Today we’re announcing a collaboration with Austin’s Galvanize and the Austin Podcast Community to open a recording and podcast studio in downtown Austin. Galvanize has been open in Austin since 2016 and home to over 250 technology oriented entrepreneurs and startup mentors.  The location, off 2nd and Nueces, is ideal for startups and Austin media professionals as companies like Google, Umbel, … Read More

Austin’s Star: The Downtown Library

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Opportunity25 Comments

In a matter of weeks a building opens in downtown Austin, Texas, and it’s this building typical of every city that stands apart in subtle ways that distinguish why Austin is an epicenter of our collective future. Given our work in MediaTech Ventures and my role as a Director of Founder Institute, Dane Kenney, Producer and founder of wefilm3D invited … Read More

And the winner is…

Andrew EscherAdvocacy1 Comment

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

Mashable Social Media Day 2017

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Engagement, OpportunityLeave a Comment

In 2010, the globally known, multi-platform media and entertainment Mashable helped establish the role and impact of social media in the broader media ecosystem, with the launch of Social Media Day.  A way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication, the formal day is annually recognized with city proclamations, local thought leader talks, community engagement, and livestreams through … Read More

Video Gaming on Fire

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, Venture Capital1 Comment

It was in the earliest days of our conceptualizing what MediaTech Ventures would become, that we shared an insight to a specific media vertical that we believed might indicate from where funding for other media might come.  That thought, that though most forms of media production seemingly struggle to find funding, videos games were finding interests through corporations. The video game … Read More

Music Community Needs to Focus on Engagement

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development5 Comments

In the 21st century, musicians seem to have their work cut out for them.  With the ever changing consumption of media, musicians are continuously finding themselves trying to rise above the contrived noise asking themselves, “is more better than less?”  With articles that read “23 ways musicians can make money” “8 Lucrative Marketplaces for Musicians to Make Money” or books such … Read More

MediaTech Spotlight: Mark Epstein

Andrew EscherAdvocacy, Engagement1 Comment

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