YSK: The SXSW 2020 Schedule Changes a lot from Tradition

Paul O'BrienEngagement, Opportunity3 Comments

I’m not sure it’s possible for us to be more excited about SXSW than we’ve been before, but with focuses on XR, MusicTech, Health, Gaming, and Space, this coming festival and conference is shaping up to reflect precisely where the arts, technology, and our economy are going. Seeing a schedule of 2020 events recently though gave me pause. “Interactive” (historically … 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

Immersive Memories

Paul O'BrienEngagement, 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!

Paul O'BrienEducation, 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

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