The Future of Media for Small Businesses

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education2 Comments

I had the honor of sharing some thoughts with the Small Business Festival about the Future of Media, with the context being the impact of media innovation on small business owners and entrepreneurs. Of course, that includes everyone from a local realtor to the musician building their business – the topic was sparked by the fact that the pace of … Read More

Print Matters

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, EducationLeave a Comment

An Ad is Worth 1,000 Words In our era of interactivity, exuberance for video, and mobile apps, I couldn’t help but find myself lost for a couple hours this weekend; winding my way through image searches after discovering a remarkable print advertisement. Yep, I said print. A Picture Says 1,000 Words I had cause to observe an unusual trend of … Read More

Guerrilla Marketing for Startup and Music Brands

Martin MartinezEducationLeave a Comment

Being the storyteller that I am, I’ve decided to offer up three stories aimed to provoke rebellious creativity. First, the Godfather of Artist Management, Shep Gordon: the man who made all of your parent’s favorite artists famous. His career in Talent Management started with making the man every parent in America hated, Alice Cooper, the most hated musician in the … Read More

Putting Our Creative Class to Work Through Technology

Sabrina ZahnAdvocacy, Education, EngagementLeave a Comment

STEM. STEAM. Big data. AI. AR. VR. IoT. Blockchain. Today’s biggest technology buzzwords are words that people claim to understand, with their implications on employment and economic development. The repercussion of ignorance is ostracization from the very community that is leading the way toward the promise land of the next wave of jobs, or commonly known as the Fourth Industrial … Read More

Austin MediaTech Week

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Development, Education, Engagement, Opportunity, Venture Capital11 Comments

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Want to cut to the chase?  November 6th throughout Austin, technology talks, studio tours, podcast interviews, VR and gaming events, and more.  Get right into the schedule to RSVP here. You’re asking yourself what is it about Austin, Texas?  We keep hearing about the exuberance for startups, it’s role as a music capital, SXSW and ACL, an ever growing population, … Read More

Spotlight: Forbes MC – Technology & Music Education

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, EducationLeave a Comment

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

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