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Quick Announcements 📢:

  • 300+ people attended FIESTA on Tuesday making it our largest event to date!
  • 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 📅:

Next week, there’s a free pitch workshop on Monday with Wen Zhang, a Founder’s Forum hosted by Venture Out, and more. Check out the FIESTA calendar 🗓 for more details about these events and others in the ATX startup ecosystem.  

Special Event: Save the date to attend an exclusive, invite-only event for venture fundable startups and investors on October 11th. We'll gather at the largest contemporary Art 🎨 museum in Texas. Sign up here to add your name to the list.

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 Maxine, founder and CEO of Pick My Brain, the world’s first knowledge marketplace.

”I wanted to see if people would pay for knowledge and/or conversations with strangers. If they would, maybe we could unlock a new kind of economy. I listed an offer on Airbnb to validate and test the idea. The offer was called "Hang out with a Vancouver Startup Founder," and I invited people to talk to me about the future of work and future of education. I charged $50 to start.

60 people from around the world booked and paid me to have a conversation with me. Not only did I make $3000 for conversing with strangers, I also met my first employer, got my first cheque, and fell in love. Among many other things.

It was all I needed to go ALL in on Pick My Brain. A platform that helps you creatively monetize your time, knowledge, and experience in new and rewarding ways.”

If Maxine’s story resonates with you, give Pick My Brain a try by either becoming a Brain or booking a Brain on the platform. You can reach out to her here.

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

Job Opportunities 💸:

  • Alexa Edstrom: "Many Austin-based and remote roles from our portfolio are shared in our weekly post on LinkedIn here."

Do you have any job opportunities you’d like to share? Post in the #job-opportunity Slack group.

Request for Help 👋🏼:

  • Greg Davis: “Looking for a strong B2B/Technology focused web and content developers.  Any thoughts?” You can send Greg a message here.
  • Biju: “I'm looking for inspiration on UX/UI (design in general) and wonder if you can recommend your favourite website from that perspective?”  You can send Biju a message here.  

Helpful Opportunities / Resources 💫:

  • Morrison Foerster (MoFo) is offering a free nine-part series on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly Wednesday Seminar (beginning October 5th) will arm you with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Lunch will be provided, free parking, and please note that the topic titles are also the registration links found on the Google calendar.

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

  • Just moved to town? Need to furnish/upgrade your space for peak productivity but still want sexy decor? The Secret Whiteboard is a must have for every hustler. Use Coupon code: FIESTA10 for 10% off your order at
  • Connie, the founder and CEO of Heralogie, is offering our community 20% off 1-2 products. Shop here and use the code FIESTA22 at checkout.
  • KOYA is offering the FIESTA community 40% off an annual plan. If you are looking for a solution to help retain your customers and employees, give KOYA a try and email us or reply to this email for the 40% off discount.

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

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