➡️ FIESTA is next week on November 8th! RSVP here.
Please note we will NOT be meeting in December. Quick Announcements 📢:
We are doing a 14-day gratitude challenge as a community and would love for you to join us! Click here to receive daily prompts. Anyone that completes the challenge is entered to win a $100 gift card to AppSumo.
Upcoming Events 📅: We curate the best events happening in Austin. View the FIESTA calendar to see next week's events.
Is a startup accelerator right for you? FIESTA is hosting a special event during startup week to help you make an informed decision. You’ll have the chance to hear from several incubators and accelerators through a reverse pitch.
Member News 🎉:
@Joshua Diskin, co-founder of revogreen, participated in the Apple TV program #2MinuteDrill and got second place! He is also the next JA Impact Award Winner. Learn more about this award here.
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 Shana Rehwald, founder of Me-est Me, a guided workbook filled with self-discovery journal prompts and exercises to help you reconnect with yourself.
“I quit my job a month before the pandemic hit. At that time, I was at a total crossroads in my career and in the midst of a divorce. During these major life transitions, it took me a minute to reconnect with myself and figure out exactly what I wanted to do next. How do I identify when major things I use as signifiers are rapidly changing? That’s where the prompts in Me-est Me came in. I created a journal using the tools that helped me when I needed them. The questions used throughout this workbook helped me get grounded in myself and celebrate parts I had overlooked. I wanted to create something that anybody could use to reconnect with themselves and celebrate their version of the me-est me. After a year of working to bring my idea to life, I launched the Me-est Me Journal in March of 2021."
You can learn more about Shana and reach out to her here.
We would love to share YOUR founder's story. Fill in this form to be featured.
Job Opportunities 💸:
Aditi Mishra: “We are hiring someone to do Customer Success at DevRev. Please reach out to me if you'd like to learn more!” You can message Aditi 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.
Alicja Walters: “I'm looking for a sales rep with experience in the toy/gifts category and a proven success record in selling B2B (e.g., Specialty Toy Stores, Educational Suppliers, National Toy Chains, Department Stores, Children’s Books).” You can message her here.
Courtney Werner: “Do you know anything about D2C CAC funnels (especially if you have experience selling physical products or CPG)? If so, a friend and fellow founder is seeking help.” You can message him (Akshay Dinakar) directly here.
Helpful Opportunities / Resources 💫:
Since 2009, #SXSWPitch participants have received $14.5 billion in funding. Apply now to showcase your startup in front of industry experts, high-profile media professionals, and investors in Austin next March!
Center of Gravity Toastmasters is dedicated to improving everyone's public speaking skills in a safe environment. It's a great place to learn and try various speaking techniques. Learn more here.
Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀: Do you have any special offers you’d like to offer the FIESTA community? Reply to this email.