Hey everyone,

We’re super excited to partner with Teal on their Career Growth Summit this Thursday.

Teal’s Industry Insider Series sessions are deep-dives on an industry with a panel of experts. Each session will be live on Upstream!

Teal has brought together an incredible line-up of experts from companies including WeWork, GoFundMe, Airtime, Canva, and Checkout.com discussing HR, marketing, product management, strategy and operations, community management, and more.

Event Details (RSVP at the links below!)

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

10am ET:

11am ET:

Hey everybody,

What a gorgeous weekend. See you at an event this week!

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

We’re super excited to welcome Ilana Wieder to the Upstream team to lead Growth Marketing.

Most recently, Ilana ran growth initiatives at Guitar Center. Previously, Ilana worked in growth at Walt Disney for Disney+, ESPN, FX, ABC, and NatGeo. When we met Ilana, we were blown away by her contagious positive energy, eye for detail, and her eagerness to roll up her sleeves and jump right in helping Upstream grow.

We’re pumped to leverage Ilana’s incredible expertise to continue growing the Upstream community and delivering a world-class experience for our users. Her ideas are amazing and we can’t wait to…

Hey everybody,

Hope you were able to get outside this weekend! Packed week coming up, see you at an event or two.

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  1. Tuesday at 5pm ET: Ever had to call a salon to schedule a haircut? With glow, that’s a thing of the past. Hear how Renee Russo and Annie Reardon will make booking personal care appointments as easy as making a dinner reservation at Pitch Night. (RSVP)
  2. Tuesday at 7pm ET: Only thing better than one investor is two! Join Nikhil Basu Trivedi (former GP at Shasta Ventures) and Mike Smith (former COO of…

Hey everybody,

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Over here at Upstream, we’re celebrating being featured in the Apple app store last Thursday and Friday. We’re feeling the wave of positive momentum and are grateful for your support every step of the way.

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  1. Friday at 3pm ET: We’ll chat with Cliff Levy, Deputy Manager at the New York Times and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, about the evolution of the newsroom, the future of audio, and what goes into making The Daily. (RSVP)
  2. Tuesday at 8pm ET: Vernon Coleman, founder of Realtime, will chat with Sarah…

Hey everybody,

Big week ahead! Recommend you read closely because there’s a lot here.

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  1. Friday at 4:30pm ET: Cory Booker will discuss the effects of the American Rescue Plan on small business, the future of the earned income and child tax credit, and his long effort to legalize marijuana. (RSVP)
  2. Wednesday at 8pm ET: What will product teams look like post-Covid? We’ll chat with Fazal Yameen, VP of Product at Stash, Dheerja Kaur, Product & Consumer Experience at Robinhood about back to the office, building culture, and more! (RSVP)
  3. Wednesday at 6pm ET: Join us…

Hey everybody,

Happy Monday! Can’t believe it’s already April.

Three Things You Can’t Miss:

  1. Thursday at 7pm ET: Get on deck and get all of your questions answered about the professional upskilling programs that have taken the world by storm! We can’t wait to chat with Shriya Nevatia, Program Director at On Deck (RSVP)
  2. Wednesday at 12pm ET: Join us for a 10 min mindful reset with our Head of Community, Sarah, who is a certified yoga teacher and mindfulness facilitator. She’ll lead us in an approachable 7 minute meditation, all levels of experience welcomed! (RSVP)
  3. Just launched — Sustainability…

We are elated to welcome Ja’dan Johnson to the Upstream team as a Marketing and Community Lead. Ja’dan is a talented story-teller, community builder, and problem solver. We can’t wait for him to tell the story of the Upstream community.

We greatly admire Ja’dan’s experience leading mission-driven organizations tackling complex social issues. Ja’dan’s personal mission is to tackle stereotypes around age and ability. To support that mission, Ja’dan launched Next Gen Creators, a Caribbean based non-profit that has focused on equipping youth with the skills they need to compete in the 21st-century workforce.

Ja’dan’s experience launching a business venture at…

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Paul Garcia to the Upstream team as a Senior Software Developer.

It is a special joy to hire people who are already passionate users of our product.

Paul has been an active member of the Upstream community for months. Our Head of Product, Kazi, recently re-discovered a message from Paul about an Android bug back in November. The last sentence of the message says it all.

Hey everybody-

Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrating our amazing community members, speakers, community admins, employees, investors, mothers, sisters, partners, and daughters — we wouldn’t be here without you!

Trying out a fun new event format this week — Dealflow: Testflights and Companies I’m Seeing. I’ll share the apps I’m beta testing, companies I’m introducing to investors, and everything in between. This week I’ll show off Texts.com, Oasis, and maybe one or two others. Join on Thursday at 7pm ET.

Win of the Week: Has Upstream helped you professionally? …


Upstream is the best way to grow your professional network. Find us at Upstreamapp.com

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