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

PaulEngagement, OpportunityLeave a Comment

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

Immersive Memories

PaulEngagement, Opportunity5 Comments

Many of the most horrific aspects of humanity are being lost to time; and the greatest risk to one and all, and particularly our future, is that we’re losing the opportunity to really learn from our past. Historians, authors, podcasters, and film makers are racing at preserving the stories of our past, but the written word, or even a film … Read More

MediaTech Ventures’ Collective Takes Home A Scootee!

PaulEducation, Innovation, Opportunity8 Comments

There are few awards as coveted as the Golden Scooter. Artisan crafted by the recherché Alexandria Marr, Scootee holds it’s place among Oscar, Nobel, and Palme d’Or. And last week, Collective, our incubator, rode home on the inaugural Golden Scooter. Born of impassioned startup advisors and program Directors from throughout Texas, Marr took upon herself the mission of creating an … Read More

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