Newsletter
December

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➡️ The next FIESTA is on January 17, 2023!  

Please note we will NOT be meeting in December.

Quick Announcements 📢:

  • Please take 3 minutes to fill out this survey and help inform us about what we're doing well and where we can improve.
  • We are putting together a FIESTA holiday gift guide, and we’d love your help! Please email Courtney here if you have any physical products that you’d like us to include in the guide. We’ve already received a few submissions but would like a few more.
  • Our first full year is almost behind us!  As we enter 2023, we’d like to know how/ if FIESTA has benefited you. If so, how? Also, if we could secure more sponsors, how could we best utilize the funds to help you thrive? Please reply to this email with your answers.

Upcoming Events 📅:
We curate the best events happening in Austin. View the FIESTA calendar for upcoming events.
*Special event: If you are female-identifying, join us for the first Female Founders & Friends Holiday Party on December 5th. Space is limited to 40 people and is first come first serve. RSVP and view more details here.

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 📚:

Meet Artem Semenko, founder of DigitalSuits, a software development outsourcing company.

“I (Artem) started my tech career as a Product manager in the IT sphere. I worked for a few software development companies in Ukraine. During that time, I gained valuable and in-depth experience in software delivery processes as I worked with clients from all around the globe.

The story of DigitalSuits foundation goes back to 2015. We, Artem and Yurii, were Ukrainian international students at Lumière University, Lyon, France.  Shortly afterward, we discovered that we were eager to go into business by ourselves. We felt that, as entrepreneurs, we could accomplish more tasks and challenges. That was a tipping point. We decided to face the music and take the risk.”

You can learn more about Artem and DigitalSuits here.

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

Job Opportunities 💸:

  • Keiarra: “If you live near Austin and would like to teach, the Advanced Manufacturing Department at Austin Community College is hiring 11 mechanical and electrical engineers as adjunct professors and another 11 as part-time hourly professors. You would need to have at least a master's degree in a relevant field. You could have a day job and make this your meaningful side job.” Learn more about this opportunity 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 👋🏼:

  • Nataly Trusova: “Hello everyone, my mom, who recently came to Austin from Ukraine, is looking for a job as a full-time nanny. She used to work as a pediatrician and has over 20 years of working experience, plus she has experience working as a full-time nanny as well (can provide references). Ideally, she would prefer to work with newborn babies up to 3-4 years. We live in the Domain, so North Austin would be perfect, but we can also consider other locations. She is very positive, easy-going, and enjoys working with kids.” If you know someone who might be interested, you can message Nataly here.
  • Destin George Bell: “As those in here that know me are aware, I've been working on my startup Card.io for some time now & we finally got published in the app store - launch day is Jan 7th! Ahead of the launch, we've set up the app for pre-download. I would love for you to download it in the app store.”

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, which 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! Apply here.

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

  • We already shared this in the beginning, but in case you missed it, we are putting together a FIESTA holiday gift guide, and we’d love your help! Please email Courtney here if you have any physical products that you’d like us to include in the guide.

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

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