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➡️ The next FIESTA is on January 17, 2023!  

Please note we will NOT be meeting in December.
Quick Announcements 📢:

  • We are doing a community-wide gratitude challenge and would love for you to join us! Click here to receive daily work-based gratitude prompts.
  • Here are the photos from the recent FIESTA event! Special thanks to Travis Lilley. To respect his work, please don’t alter his images.

Upcoming Events 📅:
We curate the best events happening in Austin. View the FIESTA calendar for upcoming event. The highlighted event next week is Austin Startup Week. Be sure to register and check out the week of events HERE.

Special events:

  • Is a startup accelerator or incubator right for you? FIESTA is hosting a special event next week to help you make an informed decision. You’ll have the chance to hear from several incubators and accelerators through a reverse pitch. Register here.

Recent Startup Pitches 🎤:
Wish you could have connected with the founders that pitched this week?  If you couldn’t join us on Tuesday, you can watch the videos of those that pitched and learn more about their amazing startups plus our generous sponsors.  Thank you, Casey Pearce, for your attention to detail.

1) Maxine Cunningham with Pick My Brain, a platform making it easy to buy, sell and gift knowledge globally!

2) Chris Gatbonton w/ Creation Crate, an engaging STEM education experience with online courses and hands-on projects.

3) MacKenzie Seale with Merry Makery, a consumer brand on a quest to cultivate more intentional connections by reimagining old-fashioned practices for our modern times.

4) Aidan Vogel with Swyftlyt, turning trash into sustainable homes.

5) Artem Semenko with DigitalSuits, a software development company with a startup development background. This expertise opens up to developing efficient solutions for your digital business growth.

6) Alex Marx with SNIFTER, a community of bottle hunters looking for rare whiskies to taste and collect.

7) Alonso Mujica with Silabuz Inc. If you need a skill set, Silabuz will either find it or train someone to match and delight you in the process.

8) Mario Soave with CleverFi allows anyone traveling to connect to Wi-Fi Automatically without asking "What is the Wi-Fi Password" ever again ! and to a more secure and reliable wi-fi !

9) Deb Perkins, with Broad of Directors, is helping founders who need funding create a startup that gets funded by providing the best resources and classes for entrepreneurs.

10) Enrique Castro with Agrotech Analytics. They are revolutionizing the Agricultural industry in Latin America through monitoring and AI solutions for farmers and stakeholders in the industry.

Member News 🎉:

  • Congrats to Chris Fronda and the Logictry team! They will host World Logic Day as one of just 5 US partners alongside the United Nations, UNESCO, and the CIPSH. Logictry will be holding passes at a discounted rate for FIESTA members. Register 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 Catalin Briciu, founder and co-CEO of Linnify, a software company that dares to innovate.

“The company started as an on-demand grocery delivery platform in our hometown, with the classic student founders doing everything from their apartments in the very first months. Little by little, we grew into the digital product studio we are today, helping bold innovators transform authentic ideas into successful products. All of this by following a validation-driven approach.”

You can learn more about Catalin and Linnify 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 👋🏼:

  • Lesley Robinson: “Please help the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (KS WELI) #empowerMOREwomentolead by filling out this survey. We want to better serve communities beyond the Forty Acres. Our goal with the survey is to better understand and potentially join together numerous ecosystems/meetups/orgs/initiatives that serve female-identifying founders.”
  • Tanaka Tava: “Is anyone looking for a Chief of Staff?” If so, message Tanaka.

Helpful Opportunities / Resources 💫:

  • Jennipher Judge: “I am holding a Free FIESTA only, online Zoom Event where we will discuss information about the Austin area real estate market. We will give you an accurate market update and cover what has been happening during this shift. We will help you understand the home buying process, how to qualify for and get a mortgage, plus we will have plenty of time for Q&A so you can ask those questions you have been wanting to address and get answers you can trust. This Event will be Thurs Dec. 1 from 11:30-12:30pm via Zoom. (Invite will be emailed after sign up) Sign up here.”
  • There are only 3-days left to apply to SXSW Pitch.

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

  • Christmas is right around the corner, and Chris Gatbonton with Creation Create is offering our community a discount. Use FIESTA for a $20 discount on STEM hands-on courses delivered to your door.

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

Special thanks to,, Pro Colombia, Evisio, KOYA, Morrison Foerster, and Capital Factory for making FIESTA possible!

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