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

The SXSW ’19 – 19 Things to Do in Media

Paul O'BrienEngagement, OpportunityLeave a Comment

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

Serving Celebrities in Venture Capital

Paul O'BrienOpportunity, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

LOUD Capital, a Columbus, Ohio-based alternative investment venture capital firm, announced this week the launch of Legacy Entertainment Ventures, a company providing venture-focused services to “celebrities” in the music, eSports, and influencer markets. Reflective of the work we’re doing with companies and in corporate innovation, we’re thrilled by what LOUD Capital, and other venture groups like it, are doing as … 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

The Triple Upside of Mitigating Innovation Risks

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Innovation, Opportunity, Venture Capital

Throughout the history of innovation, organizations that have seen long term success with continued growth have traditionally practiced innovation internally, dedicating large amounts of resources to the practice. There are many variations to how organizations label their practices of innovation, usually better known as R&D, intrapreneurship, and hackathons. Identifying just how much organizations invest in innovation varies drastically, Forbes recognizing … Read More