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Hey everyone -

Welcome back! Excited to kick off the new year with this line-up of rockstar speakers.

Know someone who would be a great speaker or have a topic you want to be discussed? We’d be delighted to get your recommendations!

Is meeting great people one of your 2021 goals? Give us a shout!

For example, community member Danielle Mantich wants to hit 100 events by June 2021; Another community member, Jack Policar, wants to launch the highest quality professional community around sustainability with Upstream, while making new connections for Phood. Have a goal? Let us know how we can support you!

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS ROUND-UP

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MONDAY the 4th

TUESDAY the 5th

WEDNESDAY the 6th

THURSDAY the 7th

Friday the 8th

Select Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK’S OFFICE HOURS

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MONDAY the 4th

Chris Moreno — VP, National Partnerships at Luxer One at 8am ET

Eli Heuman — Regional Manager at Maof at 9am ET

Scott Markovits — Startup builder at 9am ET

Lior Romanowsky — CEO at Jenna AI at 10am ET

Kyle Rezac-Dennis — Founder at White Elephant at 10am ET

Kurt Benson — CEO/Founder at Tidal League at 12pm ET

Alex Taub — Co-founder at Upstream at 1pm ET

Zach Levin — Founder at Law by Levin at 1pm ET

Kazi Islam — Product at Upstream at 2pm ET

Evelina Lavrova — CMO at Waves World at 2pm ET

Danny Levy — Founder at Ting.io at 4pm ET

Calvin Arterberry — Lead UX Designer at Travelers at 5:30pm ET

TUESDAY the 5th

Kyle Rezac-Dennis — Founder at White Elephant at 10am ET

Dom Tancredi — CEO at Dom & Tom at 11am ET

Sarah Wood — Head of Growth and Community at Upstream at 11am ET

Marie Roker-Jones — Co-CEO at Essteem at 1pm ET

Neal Conlon — Entrepreneur Coach at 1pm ET

Eric Tash — Director of Digital Marketing at Qui Tequila at 1pm ET

Paul Sethi — Managing Partner at 2048 Ventures at 2pm ET

David Hardoon — Patent Attorney at 2pm ET

Jamie Hourahan — CRO at Kwali at 2pm ET

Dave Weinberg — Partnership Recruiting at Gently Ventures at 4pm ET

Therese Gedda — Founder/CEO at Reimaginez at 4:30pm ET

Leo Morejon — Marketing at Applegate at 5pm ET

Jasmine Maietta — Founder/CEO at round21 at 5:15pm ET

WEDNESDAY the 6th

Eric Friedman — Fractional COO at BuildingTheMachine.com at 9am ET

Scott Rosenbluth — CEO at Craze Management at 10am ET

David Cutler — Founder at David Cutler Network at 10am ET

Jennifer Dagi — Relationship Blogger / Coach at 10am ET

Hanan Eldahry — CEO at HotHoods at 11am ET

Kine Paulsen — Partner at kinfizz at 12pm ET

Greg Baroth — Social/Digital Consultant at 12pm ET

Steve Gowa — Sales Enablement at Forcemultiply at 12pm ET

Chris Johnston — Product Designer at The SilverLogic at 1:30pm ET

Oren Kozlowski — VC Principal at Founders Factory NY at 2:30pm ET

Mike Gelb — Founder at The Consumer VC at 2:30pm ET

Mat Kaliski — Principal at Acronym Venture Capital at 3pm ET

Mark Wang — Patent Attorney at 3pm ET

Shira Goldetsky — CEO at Sapient Search at 3:30pm ET

Teddy Seem — Partner at Outsiders Fund at 3:30pm ET

Eric Broad — CEO at Bowery Legal at 4pm ET

Zac Stern — Founder at Official at 5:15pm ET

Douglas Govindavajhala — Senior Software Engineer at 6pm ET

Henry Chi — Investor at Capital Innovators at 8pm ET

Ron Schwartz — CEO at TechHub Limited at 9pm ET

Chris Moreno — VP, National Partnerships at Luxer One at 9:30pm ET

Josh Hone — COO at Column at 11:30pm ET

THURSDAY the 7th

Jackson Bubala — Senior Associate at Motivate Ventures at 11am ET

David Berkowitz — Founder at Serial Marketers at 12:30pm ET

Nikki Bogopolskaya — Brand Partnerships at TikTok at 1pm ET

Geoff Scott — CEO/CTO Coach at 1pm ET

Matt Jessen-Howard — Partner at Noveus Capital at 2pm ET

Ben Pulver — Head of BizOps at Banyan at 2pm ET

Andrew McCarley — Senior Consultant at Peabody Aerospace at 3pm ET

Nick Jaber — Head of Growth at NeoEYED at 6:40pm ET

FRIDAY the 8th

Dave Weinberg — Partnership Recruiting at Gently Ventures at 11am ET

Scott Rosenbluth — CEO at Craze Management at 11am ET

Steve Gowa — Sales Enablement at Forcemultiply at 12pm ET

Kurt Benson — CEO/Founder at Tidal League at 12pm ET

Neal Conlon — Entrepreneurship Coach at 12pm ET

Alex Taub — Co-founder at Upstream at 1pm ET

Kine Paulsen — Partner at kinfizz at 2pm ET

Robert Ravanshenas — Senior Associate at Maven Ventures at 2:30pm ET

Sarah Alister — Computer Science Student at 3pm ET

Michael Galluppo — Founder at OLY.AI at 4:30pm ET

Catalina Kaiyoorawongs — CEO at LoanSense at 5:15pm ET

Jason Yau — President at Canvaspeople at 6pm ET

SATURDAY the 9th

Carey Ransom — President at Operate at 12pm ET

Ali Jamal — Founding Partner at First Check Ventures at 5pm ET

Charles Hudson — Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures at 6pm ET

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 on Upstream.

Alex

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