Newsletter
November

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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 still doing a community-wide gratitude challenge and would love for you to join us! Click hereto receive daily work-based gratitude prompts.
  • We are putting together a FIESTA holiday gift guide and we’d love your help! If you have any physical products that you’d like for us to include in the guide, please email Courtney here. We will be promoting the items on our socials as well.

Upcoming Events 📅:
Female Founders & Friends (FFF), please save the following dates:

  • December ? FFF will be ending 2022 hosting a holiday party. We are looking for a larger space to accomodate more people!  
  • January 5th, we will kick the new year off by highlighting the variious resources available to female founders. You will not want to miss this.

We curate the best events happening in Austin. View the FIESTA calendar for upcoming events.

Recent Pitches 🎤:
This week, FIESTA hosted a special reverse pitch for incubators and accelerators. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive as everyone in attendance learned something new. If you were unable to attend we’ve gotcha covered. Below are those who presented plus take a look at our Accelerator and Incubator directory to learn more.

  1. Joe Merrill, Sputnik ATX, Partner
  2. Parke Benjamin, International Accelerator, Chief Operating Officer
  3. Alyssa Padron, DivInc, Program Director
  4. Tyler Matheny, Newchip Acclerator, VP of Marketing
  5. Shayne Veramallay, Perkins Coie, Director of Startup & Investment Services
  6. Keiarra Ortiz-Cedeno, Austin Community College, IMPACT Lab Staff
  7. Marisa Vickers, Builders + Backers, Director of Global Brand Growth
  8. Car González, PlebLab, Co-Founder
  9. Nancy Lyon, ACC Bioscience Incubator, Interim Director
  10. Wen Zhang, INNW Institute, Founder & CEO
  11. Tiana Laurence, Founder Institute, Director, Austin
  12. Nick Spiller, Capital Factory

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 📚:

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

Job Opportunities 💸:

  • Riley Knox: “Hello everyone.  As Accelerate3D is starting to scale up our 3D printing work, we are looking to bring on a part time sales person to help with lead generation and setting up initial calls with potential customers. If you know anyone that might be a good fit for b2b sales for production-as-a-service 3D printing, please send them my way. Thanks!” Message Riley 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.
  • Bill Gorham: “I am a long time technology business developer looking for a new senior role. Experience w/F500, mid-market & startup companies.  Worked across hardware, services, SaaS & digital transformation and a number of industry segments. Love to chat about any leads/threads/ideas.” You can message Bill here.

Helpful Opportunities / Resources 💫:

  • Applications to be part of the winter cohort for the Builders + Backers Idea Accelerator just launched! Apply by December 5 to be eligible for early admission. The final deadline is December 30th. Register here.
  • PerkinsCoie is accepting applications for their inaugural 2023 Startup Springboard that is offered at no cost (and no equity) to qualifying companies.  Click here to learn more and register.
  • Applications for Antler’s February 2023 residency are open! https://www.antler.co/location/us

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

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


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

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