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➡️ The next FIESTA is on February 21, 2023!  

Quick Announcements 📢:  

  • Don’t forget to view the connections you made at FIESTA. You can see the recent attendees here. Once you’ve signed in, click “Explore the Community.”
  • Do you like co-working? If so, get work done + meet ambitious people in ATX on February 2nd. This event is hosted by FIESTA and Peak Focus. RSVP here.

Upcoming Events 📅:

  • There’s a lot happening next week. Explore upcoming events on the FIESTA calendar!
  • Special upcoming event: If you are female-identifying, mark your calendars and join us for our next event on February 6th at the West Chelsea Contemporary. RSVP here: GALENTINE’S ATX EDITION.
  • Curious about the ins and outs of buying a home in Austin, TX? On February 9th, from 11:30am-12:30pm, Jennipher Judge is hosting a free info session. If this interests you, sign up here.

Member News 🎉:

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 Zainab Ghadiyali, founder of EatCookJoy, which gives access to a personal chef so more families can enjoy personalized home cooked meals and support local kitchen geniuses.

“As a busy working professional who values nutritious food but lacks time to cook everyday, I struggled to find a good option for myself and my family. Either I had to order expensive and often unhealthy takeout or use meal prep kits where I still had to cook and deal with the trash. So I started Eat Cook Joy to make access to a personal chef affordable for more families so they can enjoy personalized home cooked meals and support local kitchen geniuses.”

If Zainab’s story resonates with you, you can connect with her here.

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

Request for Help 👋🏼:

  • Courtney Werner: “I am looking for a Webflow developer to help us improve the FIESTA website. If this excites you, please send me an email.”
  • Jackson Brown: “My sister-in-law is looking for her first job in tech. She’s completed a software engineering boot camp and is currently interning. If your company needs a dedicated entry-level dev to help you build and/or test your product. Please consider her. She’s very interested in working in a startup, so I thought this community would be a good place to share her info! Please feel free to reach out to her directly on LinkedIn or message me if you prefer, and I’ll connect you.”
  • Shankar Arul: “Hey, everyone. We are looking for beta testers for our website. Let me know if you're interested!”

Helpful Opportunities / Resources 💫:

  • Does your organization have a sustainability challenge to solve? The GSLI is seeking companies and nonprofits to participate in the Fall 2023 LIFT program! Organizations will work with a team of 5 undergraduates and graduates from January to April. Past projects have ranged widely from creating go-to-market strategies for impact start-ups to examining ESG standards for large corporations. Applications are due February 10th, 2023.
  • DEADLINE 1/31 Startup Springboard is one of Perkins Coie’s accelerator programs that aims to help create and facilitate long-term relationships and open doors for Texas-based entrepreneurs. Learn more to determine if your company is eligible, and apply by January 31. Last call for applicants!  APPLY HERE
  • DivInc Launches Clean Energy Tech accelerator, powered by Chevron and Microsoft, are open! This program supports startups using technology to shift the energy sector in the areas of clean energy production, energy storage and transmission, energy efficiency, carbon economy, and sustainable cities. Apply now through February 10th to be a member of Cohort 12!

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

  • David Schub: “Hey Fiesta- I’m David, your headshot photographer!  I’ve been doing headshots for Cap factory members for about six months now. I’m offering a discounted rate to all fiesta members of 175. Contact me here. Your headshot should be as strong as your handshake. It’s a new year; it’s time for a new headshot.”
  • Hailey O’Neill, CEO of Mindbar, a membership platform that includes expert-led, self-paced mental health classes. Change your life from the inside out with MindBar. One membership includes all of our expert-led, self-paced mental health classes Mindbar is offering the community a special code,  FIESTA25 - to get 25% off your monthly or annual membershiphttps://mind-bar.com/plans-join/and use the code during checkout to redeem. And you can cancel anytime as well!

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Special thanks to Builder.ai, Jennipher Judge Realtor, Evisio, KOYA, Morrison Foerster, and Capital Factory for making FIESTA possible!

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