We have all been at fault at some point in our careers when someone reached out for help or advice, and we were so caught up in what we needed we pushed an opportunity aside to stay in our “bubble”.
Too often we forget what it was like when we moved to a new city, or started a new venture, or we were simply seeking advice about something completely unrelated to business, we’ve all been there and chances are it will happen again. It takes a great deal of courage and humility for anyone to reach out and ask for…
Throughout the history of innovation, organizations that have seen long term success with continued growth have traditionally practiced innovation internally, dedicating large amounts of resources to the practice. There are many variations to how organizations label their practices of innovation, usually better known as R&D, intrapreneurship, and hackathons. Identifying just how much organizations invest in innovation varies drastically, Forbes recognizing an average of 15%-20% of gross revenues dedicated to the practice, while Statista released a study showing the top 12 largest investments averaged $13.08 billion, with Amazon at $22.6 billion and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) at $16.2 billion being the…
I’m glad you’re reading this, I would be as curious to find out what the hell I was talking about too..
The homework that was given in preparation of day four, was to print lyrics from one of your favorite songs. I of course chose Frank Sinatra “My Way”. More on this later..
It’s only been four weeks, and I have noticed monumental changes in people’s ideas, pitches, focus and determination with their projects. Getting up and pitching your startup/idea in front of your peers, followed by feedback and suggestions, would make any savvy entrepreneur’s stomach quiver. Remember the anxiety…
Following getting to know the cohort, day 2 was centered around best practices and getting to know the mentors. Reagan Pugh did a great job of walking the group through our first “did you do your homework exercise?” It’s important to hold each other accountable, as we all race towards solving complex work force development challenges.
MediaTech Venture’s nonprofit “Collective” has been accepted into Impact Hub Austin’s “Workforce Development Accelerator”. Along with 8 other organizations we have been selected to help address many work force development challenges including the work that was done in the Master Community Workforce Plan.
The First day started off at The Austin Central Library, with Leadership Austin discussing “On the Job and in the Classroom: Cultivating a Culture of Innovation for Workforce Development”. The speakers included
Founder @ MediaTech Ventures