Important Factors for Startup Success

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, InnovationLeave a Comment

It does seem that the startups with a lot of publicity make it appear easy doesn’t it? Success garners attention and yet attention drives audience and demand for innovation, begging questions and debate of what comes first and which is the more important. Unquestionably, it’s the story, and that audience and attention that comes with it, but how does that … Read More

Creating Content that Impacts

Paul O'BrienEducation, Engagement28 Comments

There are a few technical skills involved in publishing an article online and then driving engagement and enthusiasm with it.    Far too often, I hear from business owners, artists, or entrepreneurs, who “tried blogging” or did “some” podcasting and all but gave up because they didn’t get the results they expected. Come on folks, you should know better.  As … Read More

With the Television Industry Changing, What Could This Mean for Venture Capital?

Ally BrzezinskiAdvocacy, Education, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

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Investment in entertainment is a complicated subject to digest, as we’ve explored previously. Yet, funding for a production does draw some parallels to investing in startups. Companies that began as startups in Silicon Valley, such as Netflix and Amazon, hold a powerful presence in television industry in Hollywood. Could this mean venture capital could get involved in the television industry?  … Read More

Spotlight: Arizona State University

Paul O'BrienEducation, Engagement5 Comments

Traditionally, our Spotlight articles have highlighted an individual notable in media innovation but given summer has started and my alma mater is on my mind, I wanted take a walk down memory lane and uncover some of the Devils making a mark in media. Tempe, AZ was in many ways the start of my own career in media, though I … Read More

The Inaugural MediaTech Collective

John ZozzaroDevelopment, Education, Innovation, Opportunity12 Comments

Earlier this year, Serenity Gibbons, for Entrepreneur, penned a wonderfully straightforward look at why startups should look to Accelerators.  It was the sub-headline that caught my attention most, “thrive with a little help from your friends.” Comprehensive support A full roster of activities Investor access Accelerated knowledge A gateway to future customers Skills development Risk management A bigger-picture, long-term view … Read More

Plans to Acquire Musicians Desk Reference and Define a Path for Creative Economies and Artists

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Education, Innovation, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

In the 21st century digital economy, it’s important to notice the affect technology has played, both good and bad, for professionals working in media. While it has helped give birth to thriving verticals such as VR, AR, Video Games, and Podcasting, it has left other media verticals such as News, Film, Music, Radio, and Publishing scrambling to identify long term … Read More