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M+TC Innovation Challenge 2022 Winners


16th Annual Case Study Competition Exploring Ideas for the Next Chapter of DIRECTV’s Business Strategy
$3,000 First Place Prize, Industry Internship Opportunities Awarded at MTC Signature Event

“Team InnOvention” Celebrates the $3,000 Grand Prize and Winning The 2022 Media+Tech Collective Innovation Challenge Competition (L-R) Andy Karofsky (judge), Co-Founder and COO, Frndly TV, Jay Kreiling (judge), VP, Video Content at Charter Communications, Steve Smith (judge), EVP, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Outdoor Sportsman Group and Team InnOvention members Jason Kabanas, Nikki O’Farrell, Jake Torrens

DENVER – March 11, 2022 - “Team InnOvention,” a business school student team from the University of Colorado – Denver Business School was named the grand prize winner of the 2022 Media+Tech Innovation Challenge. The 16th annual signature event for the Media+Tech Collective, an industry association dedicated to bringing together members from throughout the businesses of video entertainment and technology, was held earlier today at Comedy Works South in Greenwood Village, Colo.

Finalists were comprised of business school student teams selected from earlier campus case study competitions at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and the University of Colorado – Denver Business School. All three finalists in 2022 were from the University of Colorado – Denver Business School.

The students on “Team InnOvention” take home the grand prize of $3,000 - and $4,500 in total - for winning the case study competition. The 2022 Media+Tech Innovation Challenge was sponsored by the StreamTV Show, scheduled for June 6-8, 2022 in Denver.

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SeriesFest Insiders Conversation with Austin Winsberg

SeriesFest Insiders Conversations virtual event May 5On May 5th, Media+Tech Collective partnered with SeriesFest to give our members free access to an exclusive conversation with Austin Winsberg, Creator of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. This virtual event was part of SeriesFest’s new Insider Conversations and was moderated by SeriesFest co-Founder Kaily Smith Westbrook.

Austin shared his stories of starting as a child actor and young playwright, a Theater-major in college, launching his career as showrunner in his 20’s, and other experiences that brought him to this exciting time in his career. Attendees were able to go on screen and get Austin’s advice on topics such as playwriting and pitching a show.

After the conversation, the audience had the opportunity to join a 30-minute virtual networking session with the other attendees. Media+Tech Collective members can also access the previously recorded Insider Conversation with Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish as they discuss their latest STARZ project, Men In Kilts. M+TC members can get the Free Access Code by logging into the Media+Tech Collective website.