OMG Startups: Earning an Investor is the Same as Earning Media

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, Venture Capital8 Comments

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Next week, for Austin Startup Week, I’m hosting Austin American-Statesman Technology writer and I Love You So Much podcast host, Omar Gallaga, Melinda Garvey, Magazine Publisher and Owner, ATX Woman, and Storytelling for Entrepreneurs’ Lyn Graft, Film and Video Producer, in a discussion of the role of media in tech (RSVP HERE).   We wanted to put together an atypical panel for entrepreneurs; rather than just … Read More

Spotlight: Apprenticeship Marketing with Brad Voeller of DCI

Andrew EscherEducation, FeaturedLeave a Comment

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“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

MediaTech Ventures Partners with Founder Institute in Austin

John ZozzaroEducation, Engagement, OpportunityLeave a Comment

Founder Institute, a 9 year veteran in the startup accelerator world, is launching their first chapter in Austin, October of 2017. What makes Founder Institute so unique, is their affiliation with the local startup and innovation culture, and ability to create immediate value. With graduates like Udemy and Pethub, over 20,000 jobs created, and over half a billion dollars raised, … 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

Video Didn’t Kill the Radio Star, It Just Gave It a New Platform

Logan KeehnerAdvocacy, Education, EngagementLeave a Comment

Every startup has a plethora of obstacles standing between itself and funding. Competition is high, and getting noticed is a big hurdle to jump. Recently, we got together to discuss video and how it relates to startups. We brought together a panel of video production professionals to discuss how startups can utilize video, from where they can bring them the … Read More

Does Facebook Matter to Musicians?

Paul O'BrienEducation11 Comments

I’ve been asked this question a few too many times too lately, posed in a variety of ways… Our fans (demographic) aren’t on Facebook, why would we bother? Facebook advertising doesn’t work for musicians, does it? We tried using it and are audience just isn’t there, it isn’t worth the time What struck me to write up a thought here … Read More