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➡️ The next FIESTA is on November 8th! RSVP here.  

Please note we will NOT be meeting in December.

Quick Announcements 📢:

  • A very warm welcome to the 188 new community members that have been added to the FIESTA newsletter!
  • If you’d like to see your connections from the recent FIESTA event, simply visit Poweredbykoya.com, and when asked if you’ve been to FIESTA, say “yes.” Enter the email you used to sign in at the event, enter the access code, and click either “connections” to view your scans or “community” to see everyone that attended the event.
  • Curious about the Investor Art Soirée X Reverse-Pitch? Here’s an incredible reel from the evening. Thanks, Casey Pearce, with YELLOW Video Production.

Upcoming Events 📅:

We curate the best events happening in Austin. View the FIESTA calendar to see next weeks events.

Special events:

  • Mark your calendar for the next Female Founders & Friends event on November 7th. Limited to only 35 women. If interested sign up here to receive information on signing up.
  • Join us for Techstars Demo Day, November 9th, in Austin as our founders share the innovative companies they're building. Register here.

Recent Startup Pitches 🎤:

Wish you could have connected with the founders that pitched this week?  

  • Sloan Foster with ROBOAMP makes websites faster with one line of code.
  • Riley Knox with Accelerate3D helps hardware companies bridge the gap between prototype and production by providing on-demand production of high-strength, ready plastic components, and we do this using local high-speed 3D printing.
  • Richmond McGee with RM Consulting is a sales consulting service for startups. You can contact Richmond here.
  • Kat Tchernavskikh & Jen Liang with Haulsale, which is an online marketplace that allows anyone to sell their clutter or excess inventory to professional resellers in bulk.
  • Chukwudi N. Kanu - with Humblebrag,  a tool that enables founders to get help with key business needs from their startup's network of supporters.
  • Greg Davis with Copy5 Inc, enabling digital transformation for non-tech savvy organizations.
  • Zainab Ghadiyali with Eat Cook Joy, a private chef for all.
  • James Oliver, Jr. with Kabila is a co-founder matching app and global community for tech startup founders.
  • Bill Murphy with Nectur, which is the anti-hangover Mezcal Seltzer with Adaptogens, vitamins, and electrolytes so you can socialize without compromise.

Member News 🎉:

  • @Alex Porter and Tim with Mod Tech Labs create 3D content from photos and videos. They walked away as one of five grand-prize winners at the competition in Buffalo. Their startup will get a $1 million investment and a spot in 43North’s coveted accelerator program.  We are thrilled about your win and wish you much success during your stay in Buffalo, NY.  Learn more about 43North here. You can watch the event here.
  • Congratulations to @Sidney Collin as she is among several female founders chosen to participate in Project W’s Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp (WEB). Her company, De Oro Devices, was also selected from hundreds of competing companies as a Rising Star Finalist in the Consumer Wellness category for a 2022 Digital Health Award.
  • Accelerate3D’s CEO @Riley Knox recently received some press. Read this to get to know Riley and what he is working on.

Do you have any news you’d like to share? Reply to this email or post in the #celebration channel in our Slack group. We’d love to celebrate with you!

Founder Story 📚:

Meet Eric Grafstrom, founder and CEO of ExitGuide, which simplifies the exit process for small business owners.

“Over 17 years in Silicon Valley, I worked in dozens of startups and helped lead a variety of exits. One day I heard a story about small business owners struggling to exit their business and I wanted to learn more. What I discovered that small, Main Street businesses have plenty of online tools to form and launch their business but, nothing exists when the time comes to plan and exit their business. I decided to create way for owners to learn about exiting a business and to create a plan to find a buyer, sell to family, employees or a business partner.”

You can learn more about Eric here. If Eric’s story resonates with you, you can reach out here.

We would love to share YOUR founder's story. Fill in this form to be featured.

Job Opportunities 💸:

  • Ethan Baehrend: “Passionate about 3dprinting? Want to get in early with industrial 3D Printing disruption with a successful company? We're progressing quickly and need to scale for an upcoming 3D Printer launch! See our open positions out of Austin. We're hiring for a variety & on our final rounds of consideration for the current hiring round!” You can learn more about Creative 3D Technologies and the available jobs here.
  • ExitGuide is hiring a full-stack engineer. You can view the full job description here.

Do you have any job opportunities you’d like to share? Post in the #job-opportunity Slack group. Don’t have access? Reply to this email.

Request for Help 👋🏼:

  • FIESTA needs your help.  We need help at events, providing leads on future sponsorships, hosting smaller events or dinners, etc. Use this form to indicate how you can give back to the FIESTA community.
  • Biju - FairHire: “Does anyone know of any sites/ tools that can turn images into a collage?”  You can message Biju here.

Helpful Opportunities / Resources 💫:

  • It’s time to celebrate community leaders advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in Central Texas. Tell Divinc about the unsung, unseen heroes and amplify their work.Click here to nominate someone you know who is making a difference. Divinc will host its 5th annual Champions of Change Awards in March 2023.
  • Lunch & Learn session 4 Raising VC Investment  by Morrison Foerster On Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 12:00 p.m.   1:00 p.m. at 300 Colorado Street.  Lunch will be provided if you RSVP.
  • Topics covered in this one-hour session include: Typical capital structure of a venture-backed startup, Rights, preferences, and privileges of preferred stock (including waterfall distribution of acquisition proceeds), Capitalization tables and liquidation models, Venture capital term sheets, Due diligence process, and issues.
  • 500 Global is collaborating with the Aichi Prefectural Government to develop and grow the startup ecosystem within Aichi, aiming to build a strong base for startups to land and work in the region. There are 3 types of programs planned under this initiative which are all aimed at creating successful startups, building an innovation culture, and stimulating ecosystem growth in Aichi Prefecture. Application for Batch 2 of the Accelerate Aichi by 500 Global Landing Pad Program is now open!
  • Divinc’s Women in Tech Accelerator applications close October 30th.  They are looking for female startups making waves. It that you?
  • Founders Academy Essentials taught by Gordon Daugherty. Program Dates – October 25-27th Register 👉🏼 11:15AM (prepare to begin); 11:30AM – 1:00PM (lectures).

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

Do you have any special offers that you’d like to offer the FIESTA community? Reply to this email.

Special thanks to, Builder.ai,  Pro Colombia, Evisio, KOYA, and Capital Factory for making FIESTA’s September event possible! And welcome Morrison Foerster, an American multinational law firm.

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