Now that I got the messy and uncomfortable, but necessary, blog post out of the way, I want to share my excitement for the events this month.

I have made a lot of progress going through the Venture Forth program, and my pitch deck is nearly complete. I will be attending a variety of startup showcase events and performing pitches to potential investors. I hope to create a lot of positive buzz about my company, and get an investment so I can take the company to the next step.

The first two events are this Friday, and then next week I have a few more to attend.

Unfortunately our demo for the Martell TV app will not be complete until SXSW ends, but I hope to find some interested parties who would like to be contacted once the demo is ready to show. I will consider the event a success if I can generate some solid leads.


Carey Martell is the President of Martell Broadcasting Systems, Inc. He is also the founder of the Power Up TV multi-channel network (acquired by Thunder Digital Media in January 2015). Carey formerly served as the Vice President of Thunder TV, the internet television division of Thunder Digital Media. In the past he has also been the Director of Alumni Membership for Tech Ranch Austin as well as the event organizer for the Austin YouTube Partner monthly meetups. Prior to his role at MBS, Inc. and his career as a video game developer and journalist, Carey served in the US Army for 5 years, including one tour of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Carey is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Carey also moonlights as the host of The RPG Fanatic Show, an internet television show on YouTube which has accumulated over 3.7 million views.