gm! tomorrow kicks off Pride Month and we’re excited to celebrate our LGBTQ+ admins, community members, colleagues, allies, and friends. Ja’dan is hosting a Miami Tech Pride Event on June 9, would love to see you there! (RSVP)
each week, in this newsletter we’ll cover the latest events, headlines, and insights in crypto and community. welcome to collective thoughts!
what we’re reading
- Everything You Need to Know About NFTs (GQ)
- Web3 has a diversity problem: Enter non-binary avatars (Vogue Business)
- Beyond the Metaverse, NFT Art is Physically Coming to Life in the Real World (CoinDesk)
- Long-term NFT projects built to weather the current recession (The Economic Times)
- How Influencers Hype Crypto, Without Disclosing Their Financial Ties (The New York Times)
what’s on the calendar
1. WIN Summit- Negotiation Training & Leadership Development for Women
wed @ 9am ET | (RSVP)
come sharpen your negotiation and leadership skills at the WIN Summit.
2. Monthly Crypto-Focused Pitch Night
wed @ 5pm ET | (RSVP)
hear pitches form the most exciting crypto start-ups in the space!
3. NFT Community Event #67
fri @ 1pm ET | (RSVP)
our weekly meet-up where we’ll run through the latest proposals and what we’re seeing in the space.
where we’re going
Discover Miami Tour: Wynwood
sat, june 4th @ 1pm ET | (RSVP) | 23198 N Miami Ave, Miami FL
join us for a guided tour of one of Miami’s hottest neighborhoods where art, tech, and commerce combine in a diverse, indoor-outdoor explosion for the senses.
Wine Down Thursday: A Miami Tech Pride Event
thurs, june 9th @ 5pm ET | (RSVP) | Location: TBD
it's Pride Month, so it's the perfect excuse for us to get our Miami Tech crew & friends together for a curated wine tasting followed by games! this event is open to allies.
Founders Friday w/ Gabby Slome of the Ollie | PetTech + eCommerce + Angel Investing
fri, june 3rd @ 8:30am ET | (RSVP) | 16 W 22nd St, New York, NY
join the Founders Friday community at Free Agency to meet some fellow founders and listen to Gabby Slome from Ollie speak.
Crypto Girl Summer Brunch @ NFT NYC
tues, june 21st 11am ET | (RSVP) | Launch House Chelsea Club House
NFT NYC Happy Hour
wed, june 22 at 6pm ET | (RSVP) | Freehold in Union Square: 20 Union Square W, New York
who’s talking about crypto
virtual office hours
- Alexa Payton | Head of Venture Partnerships, dentsu
- Giovanna Sun | Co-founder at Artbit Club
- Michael | Founder of Trapperversity
- Sam Payrovi | Founder-CEO at CONSORTIUM & CSTM HAUS
what we’re sharing in our group chats
- This essay exploring identity and the future of crypto wallets by Jay Drain
- This essay exploring how the word “wallet” falls short by Gaby Goldberg
- This video recapping the latest meeting of the NFT Collective
- This list of people who believe in crypto
what we're screenshotting
what we're celebrating
- an epic NFT.NYC coming up in two weeks! check out this doc
- you can now try out an Upstream Collective in this demo!
- we’re hiring at Upstream! Join the team as a Developer, CX Lead, Content Manager, & more (Job Board)
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See you at an event soon!