The “Live Music Capital of the World” is silent

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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

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

Austin’s 2019 ChangeMakers

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So, I took a holiday break, as I hope you did, and during that time, what more wonderful surprise could one ask for than finding that their partner, one of our founders, is being recognized, among some incredible Austin leaders, as a “ChangeMaker” of 2019. December 21st saw the announcement by the Austin Young Chamber of 12 finalists for the ChangeMaker … Read More

Tackling Skills Based Technical Training for Austin Area Labor Force Shortage

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“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

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“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