John Zozzaro started his entrepreneurial journey in his early twenties playing music and touring all over the U.S. with his band. It was during this time that he became obsessed with the music industry and the world of marketing. Constantly studying, he decided to forge a new path launching two different marketing agencies leveraging his experience in the music industry as a way to create more opportunities for bands and brands.
Following this path, he left Illinois and brought his family to Austin, TX where he started to work with the city on helping address their music economy challenges. Then in October of 2016, he met his now business partner Paul O’brien and launched MediaTech Ventures to help educate and move public, private, and corporate capital into Media-Technology innovation. He’s mentored hundreds of startups globally, was a finalist for Austin Young Chamber’s “Change Maker” award, has built an incubator that in its first year helped startups raise >$1M, advises and helps build innovation programs with/for other countries, and is an advisor and mentor for many other conferences and startup programs around the world. He continues to make music with his very talented wife, and is the proud father of two children, with another on the way.