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Galvanize and MediaTech Ventures to open Austin Studio for Startups

Today we’re announcing a collaboration with Austin’s Galvanize and the Austin Podcast Community to open a recording and podcast studio in downtown Austin.

Galvanize has been open in Austin since 2016 and home to over 250 technology oriented entrepreneurs and startup mentors.  The location, off 2nd and Nueces, is ideal for startups and Austin media professionals as companies like Google, Umbel, and Facebook call the downtown district home.  Galvanize is experienced in launching innovation labs for both startup communities and the technology sophisticated Fortune 100 organizations across their 8 campuses.

Working to serve Austin’s exceptionally robust radio and podcast industry for nearly a year, the industry development organization MediaTech Ventures sought to give Austin’s technology entrepreneurs a voice.  Galvanize was long considered the ideal hub for their studio.

“With an exceptional roster of mentors and educators, Galvanize is focused on celebrating more of what Austin is doing in technology,” noted Bill Blackstone, General Manager of Galvanize. “We’ve hosted some amazing entrepreneurs working media, Todd Nevins of the Go Hunt Life podcast, and in exploring how we can highlight what they’re all doing, the collaboration with MediaTech Ventures to give Austin a voice is precisely how we can serve the community.”

Distinct in the partnership, the startup studio will be open to the public. This offers would-be podcasters, startups looking for quality audio production, and existing shows needing a home for an interview downtown, a venue with professional studio quality.  To foster that voice, MediaTech Ventures is working with a host of exceptional shows including The Feedbak, The Fire Show, and Nevins’ Go Hunt Life, to develop the station for Austin startups.

The Austin podcast community ranks among the most innovative in the world. In our work, converging media and technology, opening a studio at Galvanize distinguishes the what Austin is doing in technology, through the media, and in hosting the discussions about the future of our economy.  This hub for Austin startups, with the support already of even more in what we’re doing with this studio, from Northshore Media Productions to Backtracks, and what folks like Jake Phillips and Elisa Goldberg are doing for Austin through Galvanize, is such an exciting development for our collective future as the world’s media innovation city.

Austin PodcastingTuesday night, September 26th, the Austin Podcasters Meetup, the Austin Podcasting Community, MediaTech Ventures, and Galvanize are opening their doors to introduce the studio at 6:30 pm.  Throughout the coming Austin Startup Week, the studio will be producing interviews with many of Austin’s innovators, thought leaders, and venture capitalists.  To learn more, join us Tuesday at https://bit.ly/austinstartupstudio

About Galvanize

Galvanize is a 21st century school for engineers, entrepreneurs and data scientists. On eight campuses across the U.S., the energy, intellect and ambition of Galvanize students, members and alumni are at the heart of a learning community that promotes belonging and celebrates courage and growth. Our faculty and flexible blended-learning platform, combining part-time online education and in-person training, provide the most relevant and in-demand technology skills to anyone with the drive and determination to re-skill, up-skill and define success on their terms. Our members include first-time entrepreneurs, growing startups, and Fortune 1000 companies all looking to level-up.

About MediaTech Ventures

As media and technology industries continue to collaborate and drive innovation, MediaTech Ventures works with government, developers, non-profits, studios, investors, directors, musicians, actors, founders and more providing additional infrastructure and access to networks, education, spaces & studios, platforms, and promotions. With industry capitalization paramount to talent and entrepreneurs working in media, MediaTech Ventures connects the dots between innovation, venture capital, corporate support, and public interests.

Paul O'Brien

Silicon Valley technology and startup veteran, Paul O'Brien is affectionately known as SEO'Brien for an extensive past in the search industry. Today as CEO and Founder of MediaTech Ventures, O'Brien works in Venture Capital Economic Development, serving the investment and venture capital economies directly, through thought leadership, consulting, and startup development. More, a regional Director of the Founder Institute incubator and mentor in DivInc, Galvanize, and various startup Accelerators.

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  1. Elisa’s spot on. We’re collectively underwriting the costs and working with some other great resources to provide some production and distribution benefits.

    We’re not quite ready to go live with public use and need to finish a bit more of the build out but Austin has so many incredible podcasts and podcast entrepreneurs, this use of space was an obvious first step in what we’re doing in MediaTech and Galvanize the perfect partner!

  2. Very exciting. I would love to be there but I’m triple booked tonight already. I’ll follow the developments.

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