Celebrating Partnerships, Press, and Upcoming Events 👏The FF Newsletter
We're back on track with our regular newsletter schedule now that Hispanic Heritage Month has come to a close. We have some exciting announcements coming up regarding our programming plans for 2024, so stay tuned! Now, without further ado, here’s what to expect:
🏆 Community Wins & News: Key Partnerships and Press for FF Founders
📅 Programming: Recap LA’s Coworking Day, Upcoming Miami Breakfast & Coworking Day, and Boston Breakfast, Lima Tech Week & First Tech Fund’s Intern Program
👩🏾💻 Who’s Hiring?
💁♂️💁♀️ Community Spotlight: C-Zero Looking For Beta Testers
🔊 Call to action: Referrals
🏆Community Wins & News
Key Partnerships and Press for FF Founders🌟💪
PawTrip x BermudAir 🐾✈
Pawtrip and BermudAir have announced an exciting strategic partnership, set to revolutionize pet-friendly travel. BermudAir, the newest pet-friendly airline offering year-round service between Bermuda and the US East Coast, is dedicated to providing exceptional service and passenger comfort. This aligns perfectly with Pawtrip's mission, a software solution that streamlines pet travel experiences. The collaboration integrates Pawtrip's innovative pet reservation software, allowing passengers to easily access information about pet seats, conduct policy checks, and securely reserve their pet's spot online. Additional services, including document checks and import permits, make Pawtrip the ultimate solution for hassle-free pet travel. This partnership aims to provide an unparalleled pet-friendly travel experience, combining technology and Bermuda's pet-friendly environment to capture the hearts of pet owners and travelers.
Checkout the full announcement here!
Monad is in The Latin Times!!📰❣
Allow us to further amplify their work…
Monadd, a Latin-founded AI startup based in Miami, is making waves with its innovative platform designed to help people manage their bills and home services. Founded by Jessica Mendoza, the company was selected for the AWS Impact Accelerator program, which is expected to further boost its growth and visibility. Monadd's platform utilizes limited consumer information and requires users to input their residence. It then employs AI to identify and monitor bills and services associated with that residence, making it especially valuable for those in the process of moving. The startup has gained traction, having 6k-10k users and plans to increase its visibility further in the coming months. With the support of the AWS Impact Accelerator program, Monadd is poised to continue developing new features and expanding its user base.
LaFamilia LA Coworking Session & Happy Hour brought by Cooley
Thank you so much to all of the LA familia who came out for our Coworking Day and Happy Hour last week! The whole crew met up at Cooley’s offices in Santa Monica and engaged with their team for some programming after lunch. Following a day of building and sharing, attendees walked over with the Cooley team to The Surfing Fox for a sunset Happy Hour where the fun continued.
We wanted to give a huge shoutout to Mario Garza (FF) and Abe Baca (VCF) for hosting this event and a huge thank you to our partner and sponsor for this event- Cooley, for their continued support of our organization.
LaFamilia Miami Breakfast & Coworking Day at Endeavor, Brought by Cooley
Join LaFamilia for a day of building, coworking, and sharing ideas at the Endeavor Miami offices with some of their later-stage founders to kick off the Culture Shifting Summit in Miami!!
Cooley will be hosting a breakfast and programming session in the morning. Later in the day, the Endeavor team will be sharing a special presentation on an incredible study they've just completed regarding the Miami founder/investor ecosystem.
📍 Location: Wynwood (Details on exact location will be revealed upon approval)
📆 Date: Wednesday, November 15th
⏰ Time: from 9:00am - 3:00pm PT
👋 Hosts: Valerie Lopez & Juan Manuel Barrero (FF)
LaFamilia Boston Breakfast, presented by Fidelity for Startups
Please join LaFamilia (VCFamilia + FounderFamilia) for an intimate breakfast gathering in Boston to elevate the local ecosystem of founders and VCs!
📍 Location: Boston (Details on exact location will be revealed upon approval)
📅 Date: Thursday, November 16th
⏰ Time: 9:00am - 10:30am ET
👋 This event is Co-hosted by VCF member Ignacio Castro of 128vc and Kristen Craft of Fidelity for Startups.
In the spirit of building community, you are encouraged to extend this invitation with your networks!
📣 Spread the Word
Lima Tech Week
Attention all those interested in the Peruvian tech ecosystem...
We are thrilled to amplify this announcement: Lima Tech Week will make its debut at the end of this month, uniting tech founders, investors, and operators for the very first time- spread the word about this event! Check out the full agenda, and RSVP below!
First Tech Fund’s Dual Internship Impact Program
Calling all NYC startups!!!
Launched in 2023, First Tech Fund’s first internship program pairs college students with an entrepreneur of color while covering the cost of the intern’s stipend. Start-ups have access to amazing talent and can grow their bandwidth while our interns gain valuable experience in a startup environment.
🔊They are looking to source 20-25 internship partners, preferably via startups founded by women or people of color, who can host 1-2 interns at their companies and provide 20 hours weekly of meaningful work for the 8-week internship.
Primarily, they’re looking for NY-based startup partners across verticals, from health tech to climate to nonprofits and more. FOR ALL STARTUPS INTERESTED- please submit this interest form and the FTF team will get in touch towards the end of 2023 to set up a time to connect!
More info below…
🔦Partner Spotlight- Cooley
We’re grateful to Cooley for their continued support of our mission. As a primarily volunteer-led organization, support from valued partners like Cooley enables us to create a powerful impact for Latines in the ecosystem and continue to catalyze opportunities for our community.
If you’re interested in partnering with us on upcoming initiatives, reach out to us at [email protected]!
Let us know if you or any other startup you know is in need of filling a position and we’ll post it here in this section of the newsletter.
To be featured here, fill out the form below!
💁♀️💁♂️Founder Community Spotlight
CZero is looking for beta testers for their new feature, Copilot!
On average, 2-4 email chains are created just to move a pallet of product from Warehouse A to Warehouse B. This involves making sure everyone agrees on the delivery dates, times, and locations through email, which can be a lot of work. This not only consumes valuable time but can lead to miscommunications and delays.
CZero is developing Copilot to solve this problem for logistics teams. It's like having a really efficient virtual assistant for shipping.
Streamlined Coordination: Effortlessly manage details between warehouses and carriers, saving valuable time.
Automated Transportation: Copilot, integrated with the CZero platform, can seamlessly arrange transportation, reducing manual intervention.
Effortless Alignment: Ensure everyone is on the same page without added hassle, fostering smoother operations.
Punctuality and Cost-Efficiency: Steer clear of missed appointments and unnecessary fees, resulting in improved efficiency and cost savings.
If you know a business dealing with goods that wants to solve this problem, they can give it a try for free! Just tell them to email [email protected] or sign up at czero.today. Keep in mind, spots are limited for this quarter, but we'll be making it available to the public in early spring. Who is CZero? CZero is a trusted logistics platform that empowers businesses to efficiently self-distribute their products. With a network spanning LA and NYC, CZero ensures proximity to customers, cost-effectiveness, and environmental sustainability in warehousing and transport solutions.
FounderFamilia is a grassroots community for founders, let us know if you’d like to be featured. We are stronger together, and we want to amplify your wins- click below to be featured in our next newsletter!
🔊Call to Action: Referrals
Do you know someone who would be a perfect fit for our community? Send them this link and have them apply to our community!