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

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

Video Gaming on Fire

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, Education, Venture Capital1 Comment

It was in the earliest days of our conceptualizing what MediaTech Ventures would become, that we shared an insight to a specific media vertical that we believed might indicate from where funding for other media might come.  That thought, that though most forms of media production seemingly struggle to find funding, videos games were finding interests through corporations. The video game … Read More

MediaTech Spotlight: Michael Svatek

Paul O'BrienAdvocacy, EngagementLeave a Comment

There is an element to the written works ecosystem that remains poorly developed, economically, for professional writers. With the dawn of the internet, we understand that the way in which writers ply their talent is forever changing; whether you’re a book author, a journalist, an editor, or otherwise, technology changes how and where we write and monetize our work. What … Read More