Upstream Events: Ben Smith from The New York Times, How To Mint Your Own NFT, Yasmine Morrison from Florida Funders, Female Founders Fund Pitch Competition, & More!

5 min readSep 20, 2021


Hey everyone,

From marketing and media to minting NFTs to mindfulness and meditation, this week there’s something for everyone!

🔥 5 Things You Can’t Miss This Week: 🔥

  1. 🗞️ Monday at 6 PM ET: Join Robin Monheit, Admin of the Media People Community, in conversation with Ben Smith, Media Columnist at The New York Times and former founding Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed News. (RSVP)
  2. ☀️Tuesday at 6 PM ET: Meet Yasmine Morrison, Investor at Florida Funders, on this week’s Investor Series. Yasmine previously started several startups, worked with Amazon, and spent time as a VC at Antler! (RSVP)
  3. 🧩Thursday at 12 PM ET: David Berkowitz, Admin of Serial Marketers Community, will interview Lara Vandenberg, CEO and founder of Publicist. Publicist is an online platform that connects top marketing talent with leading brands. (RSVP)
  4. 🎤Thursday at 12 PM ET: We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Female Founders Fund and Lightspeed Venture Partners for their first-ever virtual startup pitch competition! (RSVP)
  5. ☕ Friday at 3 PM ET: Join us for a conversation with Devin Tomb, Managing Editor @ Morning Brew! Previously, Devin was an Executive Editor at Hearst and Senior Editor at Condé Nast. (RSVP)

🎉 IRL Events 🎉

  1. 🗽 NYC — Wednesday at 6 PM ET: Feeling stressed? Come to the Future of Work IRL Wellness event at Hydra Studios and feel better! With a meditation led by Jasmine Neal (Co-Founder of Tune) and interactive movement experience led by 28Muses, it’s going to be amazing! (RSVP)
  2. 🌊Miami — Thursday at 6 PM ET: Kick off the fall right with the Upstream Community in Miami. We’re back at the DiLido Beach Club for our outdoor Miami Social. Can’t wait to see you all! (RSVP)

Note: Must Be Vaccinated to Attend IRL Upstream Events

💡Topic Spotlight: Crypto & NFT Events 💡

  1. 🎨 Wednesday at 12 PM ET: Join Gisel Florez & the CryptoArt Community to discuss the future of NFTs, expanding web3 for artist & collector networks, and how to analyze analysis for on-chain & off-chain metadata. (RSVP)
  2. 🖨️ Thursday at 4 PM ET: Want to learn how to mint your own NFT? This week, in Part 4 of our ‘How to: NFT & Crypto’ Series, we’ll walk through how to mint an NFT on OpenSea and Solana. (RSVP)
  3. 🌀Friday at 1 PM ET: The Upstream NFT Community is back with our weekly chat. Come discover the up-and-coming NFT collections and see what everyone is talking about! (RSVP)

🌟 Win of the Week: 🌟

We’ve missed seeing you IRL! We love hearing the stories of life-changing connections made at our events.

Shouting out Priyanka Vazirani, Co-Founder at Volv, who met Willa from Public at the last IRL NYC event, which led to Public hosting a channel on Volv!

🚨 New Feature Alert: Event Discovery Column 🚨

Check out the new discover column on Upstream Web. Here you can see other events you might be interested in!


Open the links below from your phone or from your computer!

MONDAY the 20th

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

TUESDAY the 21st

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

WEDNESDAY the 22nd

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm EST

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

THURSDAY the 23rd

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm EST

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

FRIDAY the 24th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm EST

Notable Upcoming

If you have any friends you think might like the events above, share the link with them so they can RSVP and join!

Can’t wait to see you at an event!





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