gm! we’re inspired by a16z crypto & cultural leadership fund (@a16zCLF) for their HBCU Token Delegation Program and their efforts in engaging and empowering builders and creators in web3.
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
- New DAO Raises $3 Million in ETH for Ukranian Army (CoinDesk)
- There’s a Vending Machine in New York City Selling Solana NFTs (Decrypt)
- Ashley Caines Explains Why DAOs Can Reshape The Future Of Crypto Trading (AfroTech)
- Can The Law Keep Up with Crypto? (The Verge)
what’s on the calendar
crypto pitch night
wed @ 5pm ET | (RSVP)
crypto-focused startups give a 3-5 minute pitch/walk-through of what they are building, and receive helpful feedback from currently active investors + attendees. After the pitch, we’ll break out into 2, 1:1 networking sessions for our attendees and founders to meet.
WTF is…bored ape yacht club?
thurs @ 4pm ET | (RSVP)
in this next session of the “WTF is…” crypto explainer series we’re talking about the Bored Ape Yacht Club. we’ll discuss what it is, how it started, and why it matters.
where we’re going
serial marketers meet-up
wed @ 5pm ET | (RSVP)
Join the Serial Marketers Community for an in-person social at Mason Jar NYC, East 30th Street, New York.
coworking @ CSTM HAUS
fri @ 12pm ET | (RSVP)
Join the Future of Work Community’s IRL Friday socials in NYC. If you want to come early, Upstream is sponsoring a co-working table with 5 free spots all day (9am - 6pm ET). First come, first served!
crypto cowork day @ CIC Miami
wed @ 9am ET | (RSVP)
Take a break from working from home or your local office and join us for a way to meet new people in Miami’s local Tech Scene.
wake up consumer vc la meetup
march 1, tues @ 11:30am ET | (RSVP)
Join the consumer vc community for their third in-person Wake Up meetup at Groundworks on Rose in Venice, CA.
upstream happy hour
sun, march 13 @ 6pm | (RSVP)
Join the Upstream team at SXSW for a line-up of events (more to be announced soon!)
women in web3 brunch
sun, march 13 @ 11am (RSVP)
Welcoming all women in web3 at SXSW to join us for brunch!
march 1 - march 5 fri @ 6pm ET | (RSVP)
Upstream is excited to help AndinoDOA create the first event Metahackathon in Lima, Peru. This event brings together artists & designers to a 1-week event virtually and IRL to create value on the blockchain for the metaverse.
croissants & crypto
march 25 @ 11am - 1pm ET | (RSVP)
Our first gathering of people interested in crypto and blockchain in Barcelona. No experience is needed, just curiosity! We’ll meet at Frizzant for coffee, croissants, and casual chatting about crypto.
march 22-27 | (RSVP)
If you’re in Barcelona for Avalanche, Sarah will be speaking on a panel about DAOs.
who’s talking about crypto
Jeremy G | Willing to help those who are new to NFTs and need help with NFT projects (RSVP)
- Chris Seidensticker | Veteran early stage startup consulting (RSVP)
- David Berkowitz | Discuss experiences with Creator Coins and other marketing uses for crypto (RSVP)
- Alexander Golding | We invest in crypto native tech solutions (RSVP)
what we're listening to
Tasha Kim’s “Diving into the Cryptoverse” Teach-in (Video) and (Notion Resource Guide)WTF Should Brands be Doing with NFTs on Collective Thoughts, with Avery Akkenini, President of VaynerNFT (Podcast)
what we're screenshotting
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