The SXSW ’19 – 19 Things to Do in Media

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I’m not one for brevity and since we’re all racing to prepare, get settled, and get organized for SXSW 2019, I’m going to do my best to try, and get right to the point. The SXSW 19 Request access to the Inc Founders House – running for a few days Request access to the Fast Company Grill – also a few days … Read More

SXSW 2019 Hackathon Details and Opportunity

Paul O'BrienEducation, Engagement, Opportunity

[2018 Hackathon photo by Randy & Jackie Smith] We’re weeks away from media innovation from throughout the world, descending on Austin, as it does every spring, for SXSW. If you’re on your way to Texas, make sure we connect; our team is involved in SXSW Pitch, supporting SXSW EDU, and hosting dozens of venture capitalists and startups at Funded House.  … Read More

Austin’s 2019 ChangeMakers

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So, I took a holiday break, as I hope you did, and during that time, what more wonderful surprise could one ask for than finding that their partner, one of our founders, is being recognized, among some incredible Austin leaders, as a “ChangeMaker” of 2019. December 21st saw the announcement by the Austin Young Chamber of 12 finalists for the ChangeMaker … Read More

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

Spotlight: Randall P. Dark

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If you’re old enough to have used a cassette tape, I’d be surprised if that photo isn’t imprinted on the back of your brain as it was one of the iconic images of the 1980’s.  That anonymous man in the chair, who he was and what we were experiencing in that poster – music, speakers, print, early MusicTech – in … Read More

Spotlight: Author Will Ruff

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[mp3j track=”https://mediatech.ventures/wp-content/uploads/Listen_Now.mp3″ caption=”Author Will Ruff” volslider=”y”] An author snuck into the tech world after studying history at Syracuse University in New York, before recently finding himself in ours when we had a chance to get know Will through a MediaTech inspired talk he hosted, Liberal Arts Majors Dominate Tech Entrepreneurship. “Things like WordPress, social media, and smartphones have made it … Read More