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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Austin Fast Start application deadline approaching
Austin Fast Start, a partnership between the Economic Development Department and Austin Young Chamber, will close its application process on Sunday for consumer packaged goods startups interested in receiving a cash prize and an assortment of business resources. CPG companies based in Austin that are in the early revenue stage and less than two years old are eligible to enter into the pitch competition. Each quarter, Fast Start focuses on a different sector in the city’s startup community, with the intent to assist young entrepreneurs looking to fuel growth for promising companies. The pitch competition will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Eastside Tech Hub on East Sixth Street. Four finalists will be selected from eligible entrants, with a five-minute pitch and a question-and-answer session used to determine the winner of $2,500 and more than $4,000 in in-kind services.
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