Tackling Skills Based Technical Training for Austin Area Labor Force Shortage

“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… Read more »

The Online Media Where Your Startup Should be Listed

Often all it takes is a list. By way of the various startup programs in which our team and advisors are involved, one thing is clear, founders too frequently overlook how and where they can easily get some attention on what they’re doing. Where to List Your Startup Seriously, just run down the list and… Read more »

Preparing for the European Union GDPR

We are less than a month away, but May 25, 2018 is a date we’ve had marked on our calendars for some time. It’s the date that the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. It means significant changes in how businesses across the EU and the rest of the world… Read more »

Music EdTech – Learn to Play

I have an ear for music.  I’m a student of music history, with my daughter named Abbey with an e in the spelling for a reason.  I took piano lessons for 6 years.  I can carry a tune and with lessons and practice, I might be a halfway decent singer; not cut out for The… Read more »

MediaTech Ventures Accepted into the Impact Hub Workforce Development Accelerator

“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… Read more »

MediaTech Ventures in Istanbul for GEC

I’m heading to Istanbul, the historic crossroads of the European and Asiatic worlds to represent the United States as a delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Beyond the amazing sight seeing, cultural experiences (Turkish Baths anyone?) and world class food I am honored to spend the next few days deep in conversation with the best… Read more »

SXSW 2018: Panels and Events Focused on Innovation in Media

If you’re like us, you’re waiting until the last minute to review the schedule and make your plans for SXSW 2018. If you’re like us, you’re particularly interested in the technologies and innovations impacting film, music, news media, and the more. Without further ado, the Almost Definitive Guide to All the Innovative Techie Stuff in… Read more »

The Future of Media for Small Businesses

I had the honor of sharing some thoughts with the Small Business Festival about the Future of Media, with the context being the impact of media innovation on small business owners and entrepreneurs. Of course, that includes everyone from a local realtor to the musician building their business – the topic was sparked by the… Read more »

Spotlight: Randall P. Dark

If you’re old enough to have used a cassette tape, I’d be surprised if that photo isn’t imprinted on the back of your brain as it was one of the iconic images of the 1980’s.  That anonymous man in the chair, who he was and what we were experiencing in that poster – music, speakers,… Read more »

Print Matters

An Ad is Worth 1,000 Words In our era of interactivity, exuberance for video, and mobile apps, I couldn’t help but find myself lost for a couple hours this weekend; winding my way through image searches after discovering a remarkable print advertisement. Yep, I said print. A Picture Says 1,000 Words I had cause to… Read more »

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