Collective Thoughts #5: SXSW 2022, free ETH, opportunities to join Upstream, & a big announcement this week 👀

gm! sxsw kicks off this week. we’re hosting a big happy hour, co-working day and women in web3 brunch.

Alex Taub
Alex Taub

gm! sxsw kicks off this week (march 11-20). we’re hosting a big happy hour (RSVP), co-working day (RSVP) and women in web3 brunch (RSVP). check out this google doc where I put together all the events for sxsw.

ETH on Upstream: if you need help setting up your crypto wallet, stop by our coworking event. our team will be ready to go step-by-step and help you get set up. the first 100 people we help set up their first crypto wallet get $10 of ETH on us!

each week, in this newsletter we’ll cover the latest events, headlines, and insights in crypto and community. welcome to collective thoughts!

– alex

what we’re reading

what’s on the calendar

international women’s day event

tues @ 12:30pm ET | (RSVP)

Join the Future of Work Community for a talk with Danielle Farage and Founder, Jess Podgajny, to talk about personalized employment and how it’s shaping the future for women.

community town hall + AMA

tues @ 4:30pm ET | (RSVP)

Join us for our monthly Town Hall where new and existing members meet, share Upstream wins, and talk about how to get the most out of Upstream in 2022.

where we’re going


women in web3 brunch @ revival coffee

sun @ 11am GMT | (RSVP)

In partnership with Web3 Equity and Launch House, we’re welcoming all women and non-binary individuals in web3 for brunch.

sxsw 2022 happy hour

sun @ 6pm GMT | (RSVP)

Join us for happy hour at SXSW. Can’t wait to see you all!

crypto coffee | $10 eth + free coffee

mon @ 8:30am GMT | (RSVP)

In partnership the Austin Coffee Club, join us for coffee & a dedicated crypto genius bar (like Apple’s genius bar but for crypto help with your wallet and ENS domain!)

barcelona, spain

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.

avalanche summit

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

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what we’re listening to

  • WTF is DeFi? Jason Hitchcock, Partner at To The Moon Capital (Podcast)
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Blockchain - Crypto Space | Ali Emdad (Podcast)

what we're screenshotting

what we're celebrating

  • We’re committed to helping the next 1,000,000 web2 users join web3 (Tweet)
  • Our friends at Muses of Now are launching an amazing NFT collection featuring women artists around the world for IWD (More Info)
  • A partnership between World of Women & Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine (Tweet)
  • We’re hiring at Upstream! Join the team as a Designer or Content Manager (Job Board)
thanks to everyone who joined us for crypto cowork day in miami! can’t wait to see you in austin!

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