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➡️ The next FIESTA is on October 18th! RSVP here.

Quick Announcements 📢:

  • Tuesday was the first highly curated event we co-hosted with AVA. We gathered investors/community leaders for a private event from 6-7 and then invited venture-fundable founders. We had a full house and great conversations at the West Chelsea Contemporary Art Museum.

Upcoming Events 📅:

View the FIESTA calendar to see what is happening in the ATX startup community.

Special event: Join us for Techstars Demo Day, November 9th, in Austin as our founders share the innovative companies they're building. Register here.

Member News 🎉:

  • recently partnered with AAF Austin for the 2022 Big Wigs Awards on October 12th, 2022, successfully launching a unique and one-of-a-kind awards experience. Learn more here.
  • Read this fun and insightful write-up on @Brianna Kilcullen with Anact by her alma mater.

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 Rasa Seskauskaite, founder and CEO of Anta AI, writing tools that improve your everyday communications.

“The idea for Anta AI writing companion came about when the two co-founders, Rasa and Jeff, were working together on a project for a copywriting website. They quickly realized that they shared a passion for using artificial intelligence (AI) to help people be more creative and productive. They found that there was a lot of potential for using AI to boost creativity and innovation in teams and organizations. With Rasa's experience in business and finance and Jeff's expertise in developing AI software, they had the perfect skill set to start their own company: Anta AI. The company's flagship product is the Anta AI writing companion for team managers. The software helps managers boost employee engagement and overall performance by suggesting rewrites based on research in psychology. The team has been working hard on developing the software and making it available to businesses worldwide. The co-founders believe that Anta AI will revolutionize how businesses operate by making it easier for managers to tap into the collective intelligence of their teams.”

You can learn more about Rasa Seskauskaite here. If Rasa’s story resonates with you, you can reach out here.

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

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 👋🏼:

  • 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.
  • Megan Murray: “FIESTA friends! Seeking help, interest, or insight for a friend who is building out a coworking/event space for womxn and LGBTQ+ identifying individuals. Please reach out to me if you have any contacts who can help explore opportunities with commercial space (1,000 sq ft initial target).” You can message Megan here.
  • Bhavye Khetan: “Does anyone have experience in AdTech? I have a couple of questions about how money flows in the industry. Recently got to know that the delay in payments is crazy.” You can message Bhavye here.

Helpful Opportunities / Resources 💫:

  • Divinc will host its 5th annual Champions of Change Awards in March 2023. Nominate someone in the tech community making a difference.  🎉
  • AMA is hosting a recruitment event on October 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the McCombs building. Anyone interested in hiring graduates can contact our VP of Events, Ishita Ahuja, directly at
  • Divinc’s Women in Tech Accelerator applications close October 30th. They are looking for female startups making waves. It that you?

Special Offers by Founders for Founders 🚀:

  • Lucia Csoma is offering 6 people 3 pro bono sessions in exchange for unfiltered feedback. If you have a goal you want to achieve faster or if you find yourself a bit stuck, these three sessions can be just what you need to move forward. You can contact Lucia here.

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

Special thanks to, Pro Colombia, Evisio, KOYA, and Capital Factory for making FIESTA’s September event possible! And welcome With, you don’t need coding skills or tech knowledge.

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