Upstream Events: How Do You Get Started Buying NFTs? Teach-In from Me & Interviews with Cody Simms from Techstars, Berber Jin at The Information, Allison Galer at Disrupt The Game, Nick Adams at Differential Ventures, & More!

5 min readAug 23, 2021

Hey everyone,

Meet your next investor or co-founder at an Upstream virtual event this week!

With the rise of Covid cases, we’ve increased the cadence of our virtual events so you have more opportunities to meet amazing people, even if we’re not gathering in-person.

What You Can’t Miss This Week:

  • Tuesday at 6pm ET: Jam with Nick Adams, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Differential Ventures, an early-stage fund that invests in startups that are on the cutting edge of data science and machine learning. (RSVP)
  • Tuesday at 7pm ET: This week at Pitch Night, meet Haley Fradkin, Tulane Alumni and Co-Founder at Revibe, an app reimagining the dating app experience through search and categories. (RSVP)
  • Wednesday at 12pm ET: Join Alex Scialom of Fresh Ventures (& 1st employee at Box!) to hear about what the Future of Work can learn from Cloud Computing. (RSVP)
  • Wednesday at 4:55pm ET: Hear from Cody Simms, SVP of Climate & Sustainability at Techstars. Previously, Cody was CPO at StumbleUpon, VP of Product Management at Yahoo, and PM at NYT, Sprint, and NBC Internet, & (RSVP)
  • Thursday at 7pm ET: Want to buy a NFT but not sure how to start? I’m hosting a new series to help people interested in cryptos and NFTs get initially set up. (RSVP)
  • Friday at 1pm ET: Learn about DinoMonks, the first NFT project focused solely on Mental Health and Wellness, at this week’s NFT Community meet-up. (RSVP)
  • Friday at 3pm ET: Catch up with our friend Berber Jin, who recently joined The Information from Business Insider. Berber covers tech and capital markets. (RSVP)

Reminder: You can join from web or mobile!

Win of the Week: Has Upstream helped you professionally? Share your Upstream win with Alex/Sarah to get featured.

Laura Schaack, CEO of Tattd, met two amazing investors and two fellow female founders that she scheduled follow-ups with!

New Feature Alert: Onboarding Emails

We’re hard at work improving our user experience and education. If you recently joined Upstream, you’ll receive three emails over the course of your first week on Upstream explaining how to get the most out of your Upstream experience.


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

TUESDAY the 24th

Evening: 5pm — 9pm ET

WEDNESDAY the 25th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm ET

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

THURSDAY the 26th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm EST

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

FRIDAY the 27th

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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