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

Please note we will NOT be meeting in December.

Quick Announcements 📢:

  • ATTN anyone that is female-identifying: Mark your calendar for the next Female Founders & Friends event on November 1st. We are at capacity, but add your name to the waitlist here. Spots often open up!
  • Here are the photos from the recent FIESTA event! Special thanks to Travis Lilley. To respect his work, please don’t alter his images.

Upcoming Events 📅:

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

Special events:

  • Join us for Techstars Demo Day, November 9th, in Austin as our founders share the innovative companies they're building. Register here.
  • If you are new to Austin, join us for a reverse pitch were accelerators will pitch YOU on the support they provide and value-add they each have. Learn more here.  

Member News 🎉:

  • @Wen Zhang’s TedTalk was released this week. If you want to be inspired, you can watch her TedTalk here.
  • Congratulations @Alonso Mujica with Silabuz, on receiving the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 in the regional MIT 35U35 LATAM at home (Lima, Perú).
  • Shankar Arul was featured on the Draper House Podcast! You can give it a listen here.
  • Congratulations, @Connie Shih founder and CEO of Heralogie. She won a pitch competition in Dallas for social impact at the bigBANG! 2022 Conference.

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 Olu Olusanya , founder and CEO of Triple O Technologies LLC, which is a certified IT company with TS/SCI clearance.

“A few years ago, I was deployed with the US ARMY to the Middle East. As a signal officer, I was tasked with setting up and managing the tactical communication infrastructure within our Area of Operation. During this time, I got to witness firsthand the technical challenges that our warfighters face in theater.

Upon my return, I started Triple O Technologies, an IT product and services company that services both the public and private sectors. Our mission is to provide warfighters with the capabilities they need in combat within the spheres of DevSecOps, Cloud services, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, and IT Professional Services.”

You can learn more about Olu and his company here. If you are in the federal government contracting arena, you can reach out to Olu here.

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

Job Opportunities 💸:

  • Jim Carucci: “I am seeking a UI/UX designer for a small project for helping make a tutorial for my mobile app.” You can message Jim 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.
  • Cherie Werner: "I am looking for a space to host 40-50 attendees for a Friendsgiving event." Contact Cherie if you know of a place.
  • Jim Carucci: “I am seeking a UI/UX designer for a small project for helping make a tutorial for my mobile app.” You can message Jim here.
  • JJ Ruescas: “I’m looking for a marketer with proven success record in Ads on Twitter & Linked in. Any recommendations?” Do you know of anyone? If so, you can message JJ here.
  • Kelley Halpin: “Anyone know where to get headshots done locally?” You can message Kelley here.
  • Rami A: “Does anyone here have experience in positioning products to higher education institutions, for software placement in curriculum? It’s aligned with an educational program’s priority of preparing students for the professional environment, and is relevant to technology as it involves automation.” Message Rami here.

Helpful Opportunities / Resources 💫:

  • Click here to nominate someone for Divinc’s 5th annual Champions of Change Awards in March 2023.
  • Keiarra: “Hey artists out there! The applications for the Small Black Museum residency at the George Washington Carver museum are open. Last year’s residents have their work on display now. If you are African American, and an artist, submit your work and earn some money.”.
  • Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs by Morrison Foerster On Wednesday, November 2, 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: Organizational mistakes, Stock issuance mistakes, Intellectual property mistakes, Employment mistakes, and Fundraising mistakes.
  • Divinc’s Women in Tech Accelerator applications close October 30th.  They are looking for female startups making waves. It that you?

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

  • Kyle Gaarder is excited to announce the opening of Growth House, a coliving experience for entrepreneurs interested in personal development. Opening Dec 1st, early-bird applications by Nov 1st.

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

Special thanks to,,  Pro Colombia, Evisio, KOYA, Morrison Foerster and Capital Factory for making FIESTA possible!

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