Upstream Events — Week of 12/7
Hey everyone -
11 months down, 1 to go. Happy December!
We have three updates for you:
Holiday Mixer: If you didn’t see last week, we released a new event format called the Holiday Mixer. Companies and communities are using it to replace their cancelled holiday parties this year.
2. PetCon — We partnered with PetCon this year to power their virtual Meet & Greets. It was an amazing success (see these adorable photos
here, here, and here!) and our blog post.
3. Pitch Series — It’s back! Per popular demand we have brought back this event format where early-stage startups pitch their company in the video intro and take Q&A after. We’ve scheduled the next three below.
12/9 at 8pm ET — Pitch Night #2 with recurrent: They provide clean and earth-friendly skin and hair products for teens, from the former co-founder of Dapple Baby 12/16 at 8pm ET — Pitch Night #3 with Phood: They enable college students to use meal plan dollars to order food from third-party delivery services 1/6 at 8pm ET — Pitch Night #4 with LoanSense: They are bridging a huge gap that’s preventing folks with student loans from accessing bigger, better mortgages
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enough, thank you for being here and for your support of our growing community. We couldn’t do it without you! t And of course, if you have any friends you think might like the events below, share the link with them so they can RSVP and join! Reminder: Open the links below from your phone. MONDAY the 7th Media People Kickoff #1 with special guest Jeff Jarvis at 6pm ET HR #5 Speaker and Social: Brock Yetso President and CEO of the Ulman Foundation: Creating Community and Doing Good at 7pm ET Upstream Admins Only Event #2 at 7pm ET Office Hours: Scott Markovits — Startup Builder at 9am ET Mike Teichberg — Founder at InventivHR 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 Sam Shikiar — Managing Director at Shikiar Asset Management at 2pm ET Evelina Lavrova — CMO at Waves World at 2pm ET Geri Kirilova — Partner at Laconia at 3:30pm ET Mike MacCombie — Director of Platform at ffVC TUESDAY the 8th Marketing Mixer #7 with Guest Speaker: Jason Schulweis, SVP Brand Partnerships @ MorningBrew at 6pm ET Investor Series #15 with Sara Deshpande — Partner at Maven Ventures at 6pm ET Active Investor Social #17 with Paul Strachman Partner Red Sea Ventures at 7pm ET Stanford Alumni Mixer #2 with Johnny Hwin Partner at Studio Management at 8pm ET Office Hours: Ann-Marie Alcántara — Reporter at The Wall Street Journal at 11am ET Neal Conlon — Entrepreneur Coach at 1pm ET Ryan Babenzien — Founder/CEO at Greats at 1pm ET Sarah Wood — Head of Growth & Community at Upstream at 3pm ET Dave Weinberg — Partnerships Lead at Recruited at 4pm ET Leo Morejon — Show Host at ProveItMatters.com at 5pm ET WEDNESDAY the 9th Everything You Need To Know About: Getting The .com For Your Startup with Eric Friedman at 1pm ET Exponential: Partnerships and Peace at 1pm ET Mountain Region — Community Kickoff at 2pm ET Fellow Female Founders #10 with Michelle Nie from Norwest Venture Partners at 3pm ET How The Deal Was Done: Steve Madden acquires Greats with Ryan Babenzien — Founder at Greats at 5pm ET Social Impact Holiday Mixer at 6pm ET Running A Conference During A Pandemic with Jim Louderback — CEO of VidCon (Expert Series) at 7pm ET Pitch Night #2 with recurrent at 8pm ET Office Hours: Scott Rosenbluth — CEO at Craze Management at 10am ET David Cutler — Founder at David Cutler Network at 10am ET Kine Paulsen — Partner at kinfizz at 12pm ET Greg Baroth — Social/Digital Consultant at 12pm ET Steve Gowa — Sales Enablement at 12pm ET Mike Gelb — Founder at The Consumer VC Mat Kaliski — Principal at Acronym Venture Capital Douglas Govindavajhala — Software Engineer at DG edtech Ventures at 6pm ET Therésa Gedda — Founder/CEO at Reimaginez at 6:15pm ET Mark Wang — Patent Attorney at Law Office of Mark Wang at 7pm ET Henry Chi — Investor at Capital Innovators at 8pm ET Ron Schwartz — CEO at TecHub Limited at 9pm ET Josh Hone — COO at Column at 11:30pm ET THURSDAY the 10th Fundraising 101: Early Stage Edition with Cat Hernandez — Partner at The Venture Collective (Expert Series) at 11:30am ET Everything You Need To Know About: Comms For Your Startup with Carolyn Penner at 1pm ET Worthy for Thirty Executive Spotlight I — Jeff Ragovin, Chief Commercial Officer, Fyllo at 3pm ET Consumer Investor / Founder Meetup #8 with Sunny Dhillon, General Partner at Signia Ventures at 4pm ET Jews in Tech Hanukkah Party At 7pm ET Joy Soldier Meet-Up #1 at 8pm ET Office Hours: Jory Schwach — Founder at Andium at 8am ET Geoff Scott — CEO/CTO Coach at 1pm ET Matt Jessen-Howard — Partner at Noveus Capital at 2pm ET Nikki Bogopolskaya — Brand Partnerships at TikTok at 3pm ET Kate Kelly — CEO/Co-founder at Chelsea Capital at 3pm ET Andrew McCarley — Senior Consultant at Peabody Aerospace at 3pm ET Jasmine Neal — Co-founder at Tune at 3pm ET Shawn Kallet — CEO at DeepWater Strategies at 4pm ET Eric Broad — CEO at Bowery Legal at 4pm ET Nick Jaber — Head of Growth at NeoEYED at 6:40pm ET FRIDAY the 11th Founders Friday — LAST FF OF 2020 Tough Decisions with Kat Cole — COO & President at Focus Brands (Expert Series) at 12pm ET Founders + Executive + Changemaker Weekly Meetup at 12pm ET Upstream Social XXXXI with Cat Clifford — Senior Entrepreneurship Writer for CNBC.com at 3pm ET Office Hours: Lio Slama — Co-founder/CEO at askneo.io at 11am ET Hanan Eldahry — CEO at myHotHoods at 11am ET Dave Weinberg — Partnerships lead at Recruited at 11am ET Jake Wayne — Investor at Torch Capital at 11am ET Sarah Wood — Head of Growth & Community at Upstream at 11:30am ET Steve Gowa — Sales Enablement at 12pm ET Kurt Benson — CEO/Founder at Tidal League at 12pm ET Neal Conlon — Entrepreneurship Coach at 12pm ET Ned Schoenfeld — CEO of Cove Hill Consulting at 12pm ET Alex Taub — Co-founder at Upstream at 1pm ET Priyanka Somrah — Analyst at Work-Bench at 2pm ET Kine Paulsen — Partner at kinfizz at 2pm ET Michael Chow — CEO/Founder at Dart Technologies at 4pm ET Michael Galluppo — Founder at OLY.AI at 4:30pm ET Office Hours on Saturday and Sunday — 12/12 + 12/13 Ali Jamal — Founding Partner at First Check Ventures at 5pm ET (12/12) Charles Hudson — Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures at 6pm ET (12/12) Nicole Priel — Vice President at Ibex Investors at 1pm ET (12/13) Notable Upcoming Elevate: The Power of Flow with Noah Mishkin (Founder & VP of Operations at CraftJack) on 12/15 at 6pm ET BD / Partnerships Social #16 on 12/15 at 7pm ET Pre-Seed Investors Gathering #3 on 12/16 at 6pm ET Sports Business Event #12 with Marc Kohn (Chief Content Officer at Overtime) on 12/16 at 7pm ET Pitch Night #3 with Phood on 12/16 at 8pm ET Serial Marketers SpeedUp #12 Holiday Mirth Spectacular on 12/17 at 12pm ET Healthcare Community Social with Lynne Rowland — SVP Marketing and Communications at CAQH on 12/17 at 6pm ET Exponential: Education at Play with Brad Schenker (US Partnerships lead at LEGO Education) on 12/17 at 6pm ET PR Pros Networking XI — with special guest Brian Wallace on 12/17 at 6:30pm ET Upstream Social XXXXII with Nick Vega — Tech Reporter at The New York Post on 12/18 at 3pm ET
We are always looking for awesome new faces at the events.
Take a minute and think of someone you know that might enjoy these events.
Feel free to introduce them to me directly. Alternatively, just send them this email / links so they can join the community + rsvp direct.
I hope to see you at one!