Newsletter
September

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Quick Announcements 📢:

  • Next week is FIESTA! Do yourself a favor and sign up here! Also, if you attended a few FIESTAs, we need your help! Please reply to this email if you are able to help with setup, sign-in, food service, clean-up, etc.
  • Be sure to scroll down, we have a lot of great resources in the opportunities / helpful resources section.
  • Do you want to be added to Future Female Founders, FUNders, & Friends Events? Click here.

Upcoming Events 📅:

Next week, SVB and Ampersand are hosting a virtual Hiring and Retaining Entry Level Talent webinar, Austin Startup Rockstars is meeting at Central Machine Works, and we have our monthly FIESTA at Capital Factory! Check out the FIESTA calendar 🗓 for more details about these events and others in the ATX startup ecosystem.  

Special Event: Save the date to attend an exclusive, invite-only event for founders and investors on October 11th. We'll gather at the largest contemporary Art 🎨 museum in Texas for a reverse pitch event. Sign up hereto add your name to the list.

Member News 🎉:

We don't have any member news thing week. 😔 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 Kimber, founder and CEO of Sequense, task management technology for the modern travel advisor.


”Three travel agents walk into a bar...(no, really!) My two cofounders and I [pictured above] owned travel agencies and met at an industry conference in the bar. We commiserated over a glass of wine about our shared problem within the industry. We made a promise that night to fix it. And, Sequense was born!”

Kimber is seeking connections to Funders and female founders. If her mission excites you, we encourage you to reach out.

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

Job Opportunities 💸:

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 👋🏼:

  • Alonso Mujica: “Hey guys! I know this is a long shot, but I'm looking for a 2-month short-term lease for October and November, anyone here has information! It’s for me, my wife, and my little daughter! I’ve been having lots of trouble with realtors for short-term leases, every help will be deeply appreciated!!! Best regards!!!” You can send Alonso a message here.
  • Caleth is looking for a venue to host their Let’s Talk Sex Summit on October 13th that can host 50 to 100 people. The budget is very small for this one - so any venues that would like to participate for an in-kind donation as a sponsorship partner would be great! If you have any leads, you can email Caleth here.
  • Hailey Scofield: “Hello! I am leaving my lovely 2-bedroom apartment in East Austin; it's available to rent starting October 4th.  It has a fresh coat of paint in warm grey and is a really wonderful little place. There's a fully fenced backyard that my dog has thoroughly enjoyed. We're sorry to leave. Please let me know if you are interested in seeing it! I should say email is by far the best way to reach me: hailey@beelasers.com.”  You can view the home here and reply directly to Hailey if you are interested in learning more.

Helpful Opportunities / Resources 💫:

  • Are you looking for an accountant, designer, branding expert, or even a developer? Take a look at FIESTAs new and improved service provider directory.
  • If you are a startup based in Texas with measurable metrics 📈 you have until SEPTEMBER 25th to put your name in the hat for over $100K in NON-DILUTIVE awards at TechFuel! Apply here: TechFuel Pitch Competition

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

  • Are you serious about Fundraising and currently raising a round? We have you covered with Fundraising Friday, led by @Casey Davies-Bell and friends. This group will meet on the 1st Friday monthly for an<> unstructured power session focused on your most significant needs with the support of others. The event could include investment strategy, building pitch decks, pitch practice, connecting with investors, and more. Please fill out this form if you are interested, and someone will follow up with the location and details. Keep in mind that the group is limited to 10 people.
  • Seeking founders operating or interested in HR tech: Matthew Prisco, with Betafits, is looking to host an October event where HR tech startups will exhibit while attendees and HR pros mingle and learn about the startups. Use this link to get plugged in or share with those who may be interested in attending.

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

Special thanks to TRUiC, Pro Colombia, KOYA, INNW, and TWO12 for making FIESTA’s September event possible!

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