Upstream Events: Cliff Levy, Deputy Managing Editor at The New York Times, Abby Hunter-Syed from LDV Capital, Jay Drain from Maven Ventures, Vernon Coleman from Realtime, Nate Cooper from Barrel Ventures, and more!

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 Allister, one of our all-star interns. Realtime is an invite-only social networking app and has raised a $4mm seed round led by Alexis Ohanian. (RSVP)
  3. Tuesday at 6pm ET: We’re excited to chat with Jay Drain, investor at Maven Ventures, about all things consumer, cultural assets, and why he’s so proud to own Jordan 1 OG Bred 1s (hint here). (RSVP)
  4. Upcoming May 4–6: We’re proud to be a part of Teal’s Career Growth Summit. Register for free to hear from an amazing line-up of speakers and meet fantastic people. We’ll have more to share on this soon! (RSVP)
  5. Last Friday at 4:30pm ET: If you missed Senator Cory Booker on Upstream last Friday, we’re putting together the video and will share soon!

Reminder: In addition to mobile, you can join events from your computer!

Win of the Week: Has Upstream helped you professionally? Share your Upstream win with Alex/Sarah to get featured (& get a special Upstream gift!)

At the end of March, we had Jasmine Maietta, founder of Round21, on Upstream Pitch Night. When asked what her “one ask” was for the audience, she said she’d be grateful for intros to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Less than a month later, community members (including me!) have made several introductions for her into the company.

New Feature Alert: Upstream Event IRL in Beta (mobile only right now)

As the world begins to open back up, we’ve added the ability to host In-Person Events for your community with Upstream. Note: You should only use it if you feel comfortable and/or are fully vaccinated. If gathering, please follow local guidelines.

We’re hosting our first IRL gathering on Upstream tonight in Miami at Lucali’s. This will be outdoors and masked up. Join us if you’re in town! (RSVP). S/O to our amazing software developer Alexandria for spearheading this new feature.

Currently, the In-Person Event format is only available on mobile and will be added to web soon. To explore the feature, update your app and let us know what you think!

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS ROUND-UP

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

MONDAY the 19th

Evening: 5pm — 8pm EST

TUESDAY the 20th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm EST

Evening: 5pm — 8pm EST

WEDNESDAY the 21st

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm EST

Evening: 5pm — 8pm EST

THURSDAY the 22nd

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm EST

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

Friday the 23rd

Morning: 9am — 12pm EST

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!

Alex

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