home_image-1This weekend, KLRU-TV will highlight technology innovation in both Austin and Silicon Valley.
At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13th, a feature-length documentary “Something Ventured” featuring the people who changed the world with the entrepreneurs who spawned the silicon chip industry and biotechnology industry in Silicon Valley to the people who took a risk and financed them.
In addition to interviews with Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others, the film includes some of America’s top entrepreneurs sharing how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world-class companies.
As an added bonus, the locally-produced series “Capital of Innovation” will air an episode at 3:30 p.m. and then again at 5:30 p.m. showcasing innovation in Austin’s video game industry. The segment puts the spotlight on Richard Garriott, who created the massively multiplayer online role playing game industry with Ultima Online. He made the game as a teenager in the Houston area and sold the floppy disks in ziplock baggies and sent them to people who bought them through ads in the back of gaming magazines.