Newsletter
February 2022

February 2022 Recap

If you're new here, welcome to the community! It is now easier to stay connected and share FIESTA with others through our newly launched website!

We are glad that you are part of the FIESTA community and hope to see you at our March 15th event. RSVP is required as we have a maximum capacity of 300.

Our event will be an unofficial SXSW Event, with Meetup CEO David Siegel who will join us to share leadership advice and decision-making strategies from his book, Decide and Conquer: 44 Decisions that Make or Break all Leaders!

As a refresher, this community exists to help startup founders, entrepreneurs, and newcomers feel welcomed, find a place of belonging, and to find the help they need.

Announcements:

Networking @ Capital Factory

225+ attendees were at our February Meetup!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out this past FIESTA gathering! We couldn't do it without you! If you're interested in helping volunteer, please reply with your name, number, and email to cherie@fiesta.community.

We had a bunch of sponsors join us this time. Thank you for your generous and ongoing support!

  • Bunker Labs is a national nonprofit organization providing community, programs, and courses to help military veterans and their spouses start and grow successful businesses and startups.
  • KOYA Innovations is a hyper-personal connection platform creating the future of connection.
  • Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas.
  • Texas Beer Co. is brewing delicious, locally sourced beer that makes Texans proud.
  • Free Water is the world's first free beverage company. 100% free alkaline water + eco-friendly + 10 cents for charity

We also had a good amount of pitches!Great job and thank you for sharing with us! Check out what they are working on.


New Fiesta Logo with some of the team!

🔈 Addtl. Announcements 🔈

  • Our community continues to grow! We have 360+ in the Slack community.
  • As you've noticed at the top of the newsletter, we have a new logo! Special thanks to Carleigh Klein for designing it!
  • We have a new website! Check it out here!
  • We had a nice turn out for our 2nd co-working event lead by Jen Houston on 2/17/22 at Capital Factory. Join us March 17th and come get work done!

🎉 Celebrations 🎉

  • 🎉 The list of 22 Austin Ventures to watch in 2022 came out! Congratulations to Josh Cliffords and Alex Porter being on the list!
  • 🎉 Gum has been backed with $125K from ODX to help founders grow their network and win funding!

Community Involvement:

FreeWater is creating an opportunity for FIESTA members to come together for #FreeWaterCleanup to make our planet a cleaner place!

They meet at Cidercade every Sunday at 1pm to clean up the boardwalk trail. FreeWater will be providing trash bags and FreeWater for all volunteers.

Additional Photos:

In closing, a special thanks to our March sponsors for helping to make our event possible.

  • Bunker Labs is a national nonprofit organization providing community, programs, and courses to help military veterans and their spouses start and grow successful businesses and startups.
  • Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas.
  • Clarity Compare cost, negotiate bills and support affordable care for all with Clearity’s healthcare cost search engine.
  • Eggschain is the first patented blockchain-integrated inventory management and chain of custody technology for tracking bio specimens, including sperm, eggs, embryos, genome, stem cell, blood, tissues and organs, and other genetic materials.
  • Free Water is the world's first free beverage company. 100% free alkaline water + eco-friendly + 10 cents for charity
  • Jennipher Judge, Realtor - Helping great people find great homes.
  • KOYA Innovations is a hyper-personal connection platform creating the future of connection.
  • Maxene’s Microgreens is a food tech company leveraging automated systems, Ag-Tech, and mechanical engineering to create sustainable nutrient dense organic products.
  • Pickey is an On-Demand Photo & Video Service App that matches Brands, Bands, Influencers & Individuals who need better content to a Photographer or Videographer in their area.
  • Texas Beer Co. is brewing delicious, locally sourced beer that makes Texans proud.
  • Wild Bloom find your liberation with organic CBD, delta-8, events, experiences and embodied coaching.
  • Vlogmi is a new social media app based entirely around sharing genuine and authentic content!

Thought-Provoking Quote

"Do stuff. Be clenched, curious.

Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead.

Pay attention.

It's all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager.

Stay eager."

― Susan Sontag

Here’s how you can say connected and keep informed between gatherings:

  • Join the Slack Group.
  • Access the #events channel for the FIESTA Google calendar, your guide to important events, deadlines, and fun happening in the tech community and Austin.
  • Invite others to join you at our next Meetup on March 15th.

Special thanks to Eric Lee for putting this newsletter together!

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