YSK: The SXSW 2020 Schedule Changes a lot from Tradition

Paul O'BrienEngagement, 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

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, EngagementLeave a Comment

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

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

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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