Upstream Events: IRL Events in NYC & Miami, Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Laliberte from US Space Force, Ryan Bloomer from K50 Ventures, Jeanne Casey from MetaProp Ventures, Theo Wayt from The New York Post, & more!

Hi everyone,

Super excited for an amazing week ahead, with IRL events in NYC and Miami and an awesome line-up of virtual speakers.

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  • Tuesday at 5pm ET: On this week’s Pitch Night, Alex Parmley, Co-Founder and CEO at Phood, will share his mission to democratize dining plans for students. You may remember Phood from their Pitch Night raising their pre-seed; now they’re raising a seed! (RSVP)
  • Tuesday at 6pm ET: At Investor Series, we’ll discuss all things Mission-Led Investing with Ryan Bloomer, Managing Partner at K50 Ventures and Founding Partner at Kairos HQ. (RSVP)
  • Wednesday at 12:30pm ET: Interested in the future of Prop Tech? Jeanne Casey, Principal at MetaProp Ventures, will share how she thinks about the companies that are transforming the ways we construct, transact with, and manage real property. (RSVP)
  • Wednesday at 3pm ET: You can’t miss our conversation with Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Laliberte, who is the Senior Director at United States Space Force. Come with your questions on all things space force (and 👽). (RSVP)
  • Friday at 3pm ET: For our 70th Upstream Social, we’ll chat with Theo Wayt, tech reporter at the New York Post. Theo joined the Post in May, come hear about his first two months on the job and what he’s covering (RSVP)

Upcoming IRL Events Hosted By Upstream

New York:

  • Wednesday 7/14 at 6pm ET: Join us for our 2nd Upstream IRL Tech & VC Happy Hour, this time on the beautiful roof of Spring Place in Tribeca. Made possible by our friends at Cadre. (RSVP)


  • Thursday 7/15 at 6pm ET: We’re back at The Ritz Carlton, South Beach. Thank you Greenlight.AI for sponsoring! (RSVP)


  • Wednesday 7/28: The Made in Israel Community is hosting a Rooftop Happy Hour. Save the date! (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 (& get a special Upstream gift!)

Rilwan Lawal was looking for insurtech experts to weigh in on a project he is working on. Four people made intros and offered their advice. Thank you, Moshe Lieberman, Kendall Embs, Jacob Simon, and Nelson Mills!

New Feature Alert: Share Your Contact Info

You can now quickly share your contact info from your profile page. You can only share contact info with people you’re in the same community with. Update your Upstream app in the App Store to try it out!

If you’re at an IRL event, you can search the person’s name you want to share your contact info with in the Members tab, click their profile, and then the “Share Contact Info” button to easily swap your contact details.


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

MONDAY the 12th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm ET

Evening: 5pm — 9pm ET

TUESDAY the 13th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm ET

Evening: 5pm — 9pm ET

WEDNESDAY the 14th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm ET

Evening: 5pm — 9pm ET

THURSDAY the 15th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm ET

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

FRIDAY the 16th

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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