Upstream Events: Natasha Hastings from Team USA, Adam Nelson from FirstMark Capital, Sarah Chase from Party Round, Julia Govberg from First Round Capital, Teddie Townsend from Sawaya Partners, and more!

5 min readJul 27, 2021


Hi everyone,

It’s Gen Z Takeover this week at Upstream. Our amazing interns Tracy, Sofia, and Sarah Alister planned the Can’t-Miss-Event of the summer this Thursday at Norwood Club in partnership with Public.

RSVP here. Invite your Gen Z colleagues, interns, siblings, and friends!

Check out pop-ups and freebies from amazing Gen-Z founded brands including OffLimits Cereal, Couplet Coffee, Groovy Butter, BEHAVE gummies, BonBonWhims & drinks supplied by Oli Pop.

P.S. In case you got FOMO and also Googled “What is the cut-off for Gen Z vs Millennial?”… looks like Gen Z is anyone born after 1995.

5 Things You Can’t Miss:

  • Tuesday at 6pm ET: Can’t wait to chat with Adam Nelson, General Partner at FirstMark Capital. He was previously at Social Capital, Dropbox, and Twitter. (RSVP)
  • Tuesday at 7pm ET: Have trouble sleeping? Meet Joshua Collin, Co-Founder of Bioloop Sleep, who is tackling the problem of sleepless nights with personalized sleep improvement coaching. (RSVP)
  • Thursday at 5pm ET: For the next series of “What Are You Building”, we have Sarah Chase from Party Round, the new app that allows friends to invest in each other’s business ideas. You may have seen Party Round on Twitter, the brains behind the Helpful VC NFTs. (RSVP)
  • Thursday at 12pm ET: Join us for a chat with Julia Govberg, Community Manager at First Round Capital, where she’ll share tips from her ‘toolbox’ 🧰 for building and scaling a successful mentoring program! (RSVP)
  • Friday at 2pm ET: After winning 2 Olympic Golds for Team USA, Natasha Hastings took her trademark tenacity, style and personality on an entrepreneurial journey — all while becoming a mother. Her latest venture Track Girls Summer focuses on Track & Field and culture. (RSVP)

Upcoming IRL Events Hosted By Upstream

New York:

  • Thursday, July 29th from 6:30–8:30pm: Upstream Intern IRL Social (RSVP)
  • Tuesday, August 3rd from 6–8pm: Upstream Tech & VC Happy Hour (RSVP)


  • Wednesday July 28th: The Made in Israel Community is hosting a Rooftop Happy Hour at Samsung NEXT TLV. (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!)

Elan Arnowitz (Community Admin of the Michigan Alumni Community!) joined the NFT Community on Upstream, met Drew Austin, and is now RedBeardVC’s first-ever Summer Associate!

New Feature Alert: Social Sharing

We got the feedback that it was nearly impossible to invite people to Upstream. Now, share is everywhere! You can share from the Events tab and the specific Event page.


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

TUESDAY the 27th

Evening: 5pm — 9pm ET

WEDNESDAY the 28th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm ET

Evening: 5pm — 9pm ET

THURSDAY the 29th

Afternoon: 12pm — 5pm ET

Evening: 5pm — 9pm EST

FRIDAY the 30th

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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