Upstream Events: IRL NYC Happy Hour, IRL NFT Meet-Up; Interview with Dan Lyons, Co-Producer of HBO’s Silicon Valley, & more!

4 min readAug 3, 2021

Hi everyone,

We celebrated National Intern Day last Thursday with the amazing Gen Z community. Thanks to Public and our amazing line-up of partners & pop-ups for making it possible!

You have two chances to gather IRL in New York this week and I’ll be at both! See you Tuesday at Spring Place (RSVP) and Thursday for the NFT Community Event at CSTM HAUS (RSVP).

What You Can’t Miss This Week:

  • Wednesday at 6pm ET: Can’t wait to chat with Magdalena (Mags) Kala, Managing Partner at Pags Group, the family office of Stephen Pagliuca. Pagliuca is the Co-Owner and Chairman of the Boston Celtics and Co-Chairman of Bain Capital. (RSVP)
  • Thursday at 12pm ET: Nikki Bogopolskaya from TikTok will interview Farah Sheik, Director of Social Impact & Culture Marketing @ Peloton. With previous roles at Chase, Squarespace, and, Farah will discuss her work in social impact, brand marketing, identity and health, and how they all intersect. (RSVP)
  • Thursday at 4pm ET: For the next series of “What Are You Building”, we have Saad Alam, CEO and Founder of Hone, an online clinic that helps men optimize their hormones. (RSVP)
  • Friday at 3pm ET: Meet Dan Lyons, Co-Producer/Writer on HBO’s Silicon Valley, former Tech Editor, and Author of ‘Lab Rats’. In his latest novel, Dan offers an examination of workplace culture based on the “new oligarchs” of Silicon Valley, and their role in turning technology into a tool for oppressing workers. (RSVP)

Upcoming IRL Events Hosted By Upstream

New York:

  • Tuesday, August 3rd from 6–8pm: Upstream Tech & VC Happy Hour #3: Made possible by our friends at Cadre! (RSVP)
  • Thursday, August 5th from 6–8pm: Your weekly NFT chat with Alex and Drew is coming to real life in NYC! (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!)

Upstream’s Gen Z community is amazing! We were blown away by the energy at our National Intern Day party last week.

We have something special brewing for young professionals. If you’re an early career professional, sign up for more details on our September Job Fair here. If you’re a company who wants to present to our Gen Z community, email to get started.

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

MONDAY the 2nd

Evening: 5pm — 9pm ET

TUESDAY the 3rd

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm ET

Evening: 5pm — 9pm ET


Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm ET

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

THURSDAY the 5th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm EST

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

FRIDAY the 6th

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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