Tackling Skills Based Technical Training for Austin Area Labor Force Shortage

Randy BlankenshipEducation, Featured

“STEAM is the new STEM” Our non-profit education arm, Collective, is leading the way for short term, low cost, and free training in the what’s called S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, entertainment, arts, media). Very few individuals are ready, willing or able to spend four to six years and thousands of dollars to pursue a degree in STEM.  Most don’t have an interest in being … Read More

MediaTech Ventures Accepted into the Impact Hub Workforce Development Accelerator

Paul O'BrienEducation, FeaturedLeave a Comment

“Austin’s economy is growing rapidly and yet this growth is not shared equitably.  Cost of living has increased 37% from 2010 – 2015. Meanwhile, there are currently over 99,000 families in Austin who are not making a living wage.” That’s a sentiment borne into the DNA of what we’re doing in MediaTech Ventures.  That, a fact of Austin, TX, recognized by the pivotal leaders of Impact … Read More

Austin MediaTech Week

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Development, Education, Engagement, Opportunity, Venture Capital11 Comments

Wiki

Want to cut to the chase?  November 6th throughout Austin, technology talks, studio tours, podcast interviews, VR and gaming events, and more.  Get right into the schedule to RSVP here. You’re asking yourself what is it about Austin, Texas?  We keep hearing about the exuberance for startups, it’s role as a music capital, SXSW and ACL, an ever growing population, … Read More

Galvanize and MediaTech Ventures to open Austin Studio for Startups

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Engagement, Opportunity18 Comments

Galvanize Austin

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, … Read More

Spotlight: Apprenticeship Marketing with Brad Voeller of DCI

Andrew EscherEducation, FeaturedLeave a Comment

Digital Creative Institute Team

“What we’re seeing is increasingly white collar jobs are very skill based and they require this hands on sort of development that comes from getting your hands dirty with it… College graduates are disenchanted when they realize that college isn’t the ticket to the middle class.”   – Brad Voeller I remember my grade school and high school textbooks. They were … Read More

MediaTech Ventures Partners with Founder Institute in Austin

John ZozzaroEducation, Engagement, OpportunityLeave a Comment

Founder Institute, a 9 year veteran in the startup accelerator world, is launching their first chapter in Austin, October of 2017. What makes Founder Institute so unique, is their affiliation with the local startup and innovation culture, and ability to create immediate value. With graduates like Udemy and Pethub, over 20,000 jobs created, and over half a billion dollars raised, … Read More

Austin’s Star: The Downtown Library

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Opportunity25 Comments

In a matter of weeks a building opens in downtown Austin, Texas, and it’s this building typical of every city that stands apart in subtle ways that distinguish why Austin is an epicenter of our collective future. Given our work in MediaTech Ventures and my role as a Director of Founder Institute, Dane Kenney, Producer and founder of wefilm3D invited … Read More