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➡️ The next FIESTA is on February 21, 2023!    

This week has been challenging for many in our community. If you are in need of a warm place to sleep, branch removal, or anything else, please do not hesitate to reach out by replying to this email. Our community is here to support you!

Quick Announcements 📢:  

  • 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.

Upcoming Events 📅:

As you can see, there’s a lot happening next week. Explore more upcoming events on the FIESTA calendar!

Founder Story 📚:

Meet Daniel, founder of lifeArk, designed to help organize and share memories, wisdom, and family history with future generations.

“When I became a parent, I realized that I have a lifetime of experience - things that I've seen and things that I've learned - that I want to share with my kids, except I didn't know how. Technology has created a strange reality for parents. We have apps and social media networks to manage every connection and relationship in life, except for the most important. I started working on our app to solve my own problem of passing down my life's most important life lessons to the one who mattered the most.”

If Daniel’s story resonates with you, you can connect with him here.

Job Opportunities 💸:

  • Shana Rehwald: “Texas McCombs Entrepreneurship Minor is hiring for an Administrative Associate! Check it out here.”

Request for Help 👋🏼:

  • Jacob Kim: “Hey yall, I am looking to be hired as an Industrial Designer in Austin. Feel free to DM me!

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.
  • 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. To apply and learn more, visit Apply now through February 10th to be a member of Cohort 12!

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

  • Zainab Ghadiyali: “Too busy to think about everyday meals? Want to eat healthily, expand your palate, or would like your own personal chef? It is now easy and possible with Eat Cook Joy. Book from our team of talented personal chefs to meal prep for you in your kitchen. We take care of everything: menu planning, prepping, grocery pick up, cooking, and even kitchen clean up. On average, our clients save 6.5 hours a week and pay $8-$14 per serving. Share your diet preferences here, and mention FIESTA in the referral question to receive a special intro offer of $150 on our service fee. This offer is available for the first 25 customers.
  • Hailey O’Neill: 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 membership.
  • Special event: 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.

Recommended Book of the week 📖:

“Whether they take place at work or at home, with your coworkers or your spouse, Crucial Conversations have a profound impact on your career, your happiness, and your future. With the skills you learn in this book, you'll never have to worry about the outcome of a Crucial Conversation again.”

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, and Emily Gregory

That's all we have for this week. If you'd like to tell your founder story, be featured as a community member, share a celebration, or ask a question, please respond to this email! We'd love to hear from you.

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

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