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Economic Downs are Entrepreneurs’ Up

Economic Downs are Entrepreneurs’ Up

"Right now, the markets are looking downright scary. For startups, the funding outlook is bleak as VC's pull back funding. This is leading to spending cuts, layoffs, and even causing some startups to fold!" Mark Birch, one of my favorite people in the startup...

Founders Think Different

Founders Think Different

Startups really do require a personality with a different way of looking at life. Most people, in life, are seeking these kinds of things from work: StabilityCareerPaycheckBenefitsSaving And it's very important to keep in mind that if you want to (or are) doing a...

“And that’s why coffee is for grown-ups!”

“And that’s why coffee is for grown-ups!”

My family was in stitches. When I look back on the events of the past year, two incredible moments have brought my MediaTech Ventures family, my own family, and the world, closer together, and both events are thanks to the incredible people of Colombia. What had us in...

Making the Most of Conferences with Creative Branding

Making the Most of Conferences with Creative Branding

"Dude, you gave me your concert tickets," a new friend exclaimed at SXSW before taking a closer look. "Whoa, these are the second coolest business cards I've ever seen at a conference!!" ???? Second?! "Yeah," he says," someone embedded marijuana seeds in their cards...

SXSW 2022: Where to Go, Where to Be, and How to RSVP

SXSW 2022: Where to Go, Where to Be, and How to RSVP

Days away, the conference that connects the worldwide community of digital creatives with cutting-edge ideas, emerging interests, and opportunities to network with others who have a similar desire for forward-thinking experiences. Before we share where and when, let's...

The Great Resignation or The Next Great Migration?

The Great Resignation or The Next Great Migration?

Talk radio this morning shared a Fast Company headline that Public schools are facing an existential Great Resignation of teachers. The National Education Association (NEA), released a new poll conducted to gauge the amount of stress on members today and it...

NDA or Traction – There can be only one!

NDA or Traction – There can be only one!

Had Connor MacLeod been tied to a Non-Disclosure Agreement, rumors of immortals would have never spread, the feeling they each get that draws them to one another would have been squelched, and the Highlander and others would have never found one another, to work...

Dr. Fink: The Most Iconic Keyboard Player

Dr. Fink: The Most Iconic Keyboard Player

Grammy-winning Matt Fink is a down-to-earth guy in real life, but he has an epic past that impresses just about everyone. Matt Fink has worn many hats, as a keyboardist, and dressed as a doctor on stage with the music icon Prince!

What Rules the Web

What Rules the Web

We've been a fan of Visual Capitalist before, as the insight that Iman Ghosh put together about Zoom's meteoric rise during COVID, really reflected how media helps us consume and understand data. This time, I'm personally blown away, as a life lesson we're constantly...

Raising Capital: The Process is a Flywheel

Raising Capital: The Process is a Flywheel

Our year has started with a flood of curiosity about Venture Capital not just in how to raise funding but in consideration of how funds work, what it takes to get a job at a venture capital firm, and whether or not VC is broken or needs to change. Certain of 2022,...

Product/Market Fit is Backwards

Product/Market Fit is Backwards

Among the most notable and renowned of all concepts in entrepreneurship is Product/Market Fit. Generally considered a discovery of the turn of the millennia, we’ve all been teaching and exploring this idea popularized by venture capital investors Marc Andreessen,...