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

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

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

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

Publishing Jobs: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Gig Economy

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  No industry has seen as much rapid change as the publishing industry since the turn of the century.  The largest online bookstore in 1999 is now the largest online ebook store – and physical bookstores are endangered. Just this month SELF magazine has joined a growing trend of magazines leaving the physical realm for the electronic completely. A few … Read More

News Media + Analytics: Measuring the Media [360 VR Video]

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, EngagementLeave a Comment

In January, with the great support of Austin’s Antone’s Nightclub and the startup sales advisors at Sellerant, we took MediaTech down the path of News Media and Data technology during a wonderful panel discussion. The idea for the talk of the convergence of media and technology was sparked over a year ago by work being done by Trendkite, an analytics … Read More

MediaTech Spotlight: Michael Svatek

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There is an element to the written works ecosystem that remains poorly developed, economically, for professional writers. With the dawn of the internet, we understand that the way in which writers ply their talent is forever changing; whether you’re a book author, a journalist, an editor, or otherwise, technology changes how and where we write and monetize our work. What … Read More