6 Technology Trends to a Digital Transformation

John ZozzaroInnovation, Opportunity, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

ALAMO ON DEMAND Every organization in the world, no matter the industry, is shifting right now. Whether that’s jewelry store Jared hosting virtual weddings, late night hosts telling jokes to a silent cameraman, to Italy adopting AR thermal scanning helmets, we continue to see organizations rise above the current circumstances and try their best to innovate within their space. The recent launch … Read More

How AR Allows Retail To Become Digital First

John ZozzaroInnovation, Opportunity, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

I KNOW HOW TO THRIVE ONLINE The world has been pushed over the digital transformation edge by COVID-19, forcing all ‘non-essential’ businesses to either be online, or perish. As uncertainty continues to grow among small and medium sized businesses, it’s efforts like what our good friends Rao Mubariz “Not That Moby,” Austin Larson, and CJ Finley are doing that help make all of this, a little bit … Read More

The Future Of Location-Based Entertainment

John ZozzaroInnovation, Opportunity, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

CAN’T MISS OPPORTUNITY Applications close April 29th for the #NextStageChallenge. This 2-week #virtual #hackathon will focus on reshaping live experience in the digital space. Two winning projects will go through a 2-month acceleration program supported by Wallifornia MusicTech, TheLynk, Music Innovation Hub, Music Norway, STHLM Music City, Technoport SA, Sacem, and Teosto. HOT OFF THE PRESS Turnt In Texas Dive deep with creative badass Tamara Deike, into the eerie silence that swallowed the “live music … Read More

The “Live Music Capital of the World” is silent

tamaraAdvocacy, Opportunity9 Comments

Quarantine Selt Portrait By: Jason Archer

Tamara Deike is a Creative Leader + Consultant with Aces High Creative specializing in audio-branding, creative strategy, and experiential marketing. Her original article “Turnt in Texas” was published with Flaunt Magazine, an American satirical fashion and culture magazine based in Los Angeles. Venues and restaurants on Rainey and 6th Street are boarded up, once packed with party revelers. A chaotic … Read More

A Plea For Open Information Borders

tedAdvocacy, Opportunity26 Comments

In the work that I do in media, as a voice at conferences and an advisor in major media companies, timely awareness of the news is critical. I think we can agree that now more than ever, that’s true for everyone. I would like to ask/suggest/implore that, for the next 45-60 days, all online news outlets remove their paywalls. More … Read More

YSK: The SXSW 2020 Schedule Changes a lot from Tradition

PaulEngagement, Opportunity3 Comments

ALERT: Due to the concerns of the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the City of Austin has canceled SXSW by declaring a local disaster. (Official City Press Release & SXSW Statement). Many local events are still on; we are working diligently with partners, sponsors, and the Austin community to continue our support of business and investment. Funded House is proceeding so stay … Read More

Awarding the Games of 2019

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Geoff Keighley‘s global celebration of video games and Esports, The Game Awards‘, nominees were announced just before a bit of a holiday in the United States (Thanksgiving), in advance of the December 12th award show. As I sit with family, kids, and countless reasons to be thankful, I smiled at how we’ve cycled together through the Xbox, the Nintendo, and … Read More