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Quick Announcements 📢:

  • 🎉 This was our largest FIESTA to date! Throughout the evening, we had over 300 people check in. We know the process wasn’t as smooth as usual, and we want to thank you for your patience as we continue to improve the process.
  • View photos from the event HERE
  • Do you want three articles quality written about YOUR startup with a do follow backlink? Heck yesssss.Simply fill out this questionnaire. Note: You will have to sign in to your Google account to see the questionnaire and save your answers.

Take a moment to continue making meaningful connections with the FIESTA community! You can view recent attendees and see the connections you made at FIESTA here. Once you’ve signed in, click “Explore the Community.”

Upcoming Events 📅:

Next week in the startup community, there’s a Founder’s Forum hosted by Venture Out, the Downtown Open Coffee, and Austin Startup Rockstars. Check out the FIESTA calendar for more details.

Member News 🎉:

  • Shoutout to Wen Zhang and CS Freeland on their nomination for Austin Business Journal’s Women in Business awards which is based on based on criteria such as career advancement, company success, business leadership, and community involvement.
  • Congratulations Brianna Kilcullen great interview in The Texas Monthly.
  • Congratulations, Chris Fronda, Alex Trevino, & Chelsea Toler with Logictry on their announcement of Logic.Wiki. Their first collection is officially launching on September 15th., “Help me decide...for Startups,” will significantly benefit F.I.E.S.T.A.

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 📚:

”I've (Nicola Cartwright) created herbal supplements for others since 2015, I've also tried many brands and was always unhappy with the quality and price. We decided to start our own company [Powderful]  to create something better - a blend of mushrooms, adaptogens, spices, and zinc, which tastes great and actually works. It supports energy, focus, gut and skin health, immune function, and mood. We are also creating a wellness community where we share health information and provide a support network for health coaches and their customers.”

The Powderful Team team is seeking to connect with other women-owned brands. If their mission resonates, we encourage you to reach out.

Job Opportunities 💸:

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 👋🏼:

  • Robert Struzick: “Howdy folks! Off-topic questions, but I am seeking an Ironman trainer/coach in Austin in preparation for an Ironman in late-2023. I am strong on the run and cycle but need particular help on the swimming portion. Any intros/recommendations would be helpful!” You can send Robert a message here.

Helpful Opportunities / Resources 💫:

  • If you are wanted to get high quality FREE press for your startup, fill out this questionnaire. Note: You will have to sign in to see the form and save your answers.
  • Introducing, Founders Stories: We are excited to hear and share your founder's story. This opportunity provides your company visibility on our socials and within the newsletter. First dibs is given to those who have previously pitched at FIESTA, but all founders are encouraged to apply to be spotlighted. Fill in this form to be featured. 😉

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

  • Wen Zhang is still taking applications for The INNW Accelerated Pitch Bootcamp. In this 4-week intensive, she will help you build your elevator pitch, investor, and sales pitch in 4 weeks or less, so you can focus on what you do the best, creating the best company in the world while getting yes from investors or customers. Learn more and apply today.
  • Today only (8/26), Travis Lilley is offering $100 headshots. Text him at 214-385-8041 to reserve a spot!

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

Special thanks to TRUiC, Pro Colombia, KOYA, INNW, and TWO12 for making FIESTA’s August event possible!

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