ChangeMaker Finalist: Ruben Cantu

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Ruben Cantu

Owner, Core Media Enterprises
Executive Director, Austin+Social Good

Ruben has been working in media since he was 14 when he hosted his first weekly radio show. CORE Media Strategies is the commercial arm of CORE that creates business media strategies executed through high-end video production ranging from animation, live streaming events and commercials. This work provides the foundation for CORE’s mission to change the world by creating remarkable campaigns for socially conscious brands. The company’s film division, COREageous Films, reflects Ruben’s extensive background in filmmaking and provides a path for these socially aware and progressive projects to come to light.

Ruben holds a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film and an M.S. in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business, both from The University of Texas at Austin. As a social entrepreneur his ambitions are focused on establishing a platform through media that allows society to reflect on its condition and spur progressive change. He is the Executive Director of Austin+Social Good a community based social good incubator which is part of the global Social Good Summit where he serves as a global connector. Also, he is co-founder of a video blog which covers the tech community in Austin Texas. Ruben graduated from Leadership Austin’s Essential class of 2013-14. Ruben was nominated as a finalist for Austin’s Under 40 for entrepreneur of the year in 2015. As an international speaker on social innovation he is helping shift the focus onto triple bottom line economics. When not working he is focusing on fostering entrepreneurship with the youth.

One Comment

  1. Jane Lewis

    Rubin, Your words feel like my words. I’ll be using them. Thanks for being a role model.
    I’m a deep, quiet change maker.
    Tainan + Social Good
    I build it every moment every conversation and I call this community “Studio Tainan” because it truly IS all our studio. We are free to create our future, our way, and here we have good company, doing the same.


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