Hey everyone -
Hope you all had a restful Thanksgiving!
…And somehow, it’s December tomorrow! We aren’t slowing down into the holiday season. Very excited to share we are releasing a new event format on Wednesday, perfect for all your (virtual) holiday party needs. Look out for a blog post outlining what’s new and a link to sign up your company.
New Series Alert: As you know, the Upstream network is filled with experts, so we are tapping into our collective knowledge with a new event series called “Everything You Need To Know About…”
We’ve scheduled the first three:
Getting Your Company Legally Up and Running with Zach Levin on Dec 1st at 12pm ET
Getting The .Com For Your Startup with Eric Friedman on Dec 9th at 1pm ET
Comms For Your Startup with Carolyn Penner on Dec 10th at 1pm ET
If you have any topic ideas or know any experts — let me know! We are looking to do 1–3 a week on topics people care to learn more about.
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MONDAY the 30th Office Hours: Kurt Benson — CEO/Founder at Tidal League at 12pm ET Zach Levin — Founder at Law By Levin at 1pm ET Alex Taub — Co-founder at Upstream at 1pm ET Kazi Islam — Product at Upstream at 2pm ET Trace Cohen — Managing Director at NYVP at 3pm ET Geri Kirilova — Partner at Laconia at 3:30pm ET TUESDAY the 1st Everything You Need To Know About: Getting Your Company Legally Up and Running with Zach Levin at 12pm ET BD / Partnerships Social #15: “How The Deal Was Done” with Joe Teplow (Founder of Rebel, acquired by Salesforce in 2018) at 6pm ET Investor Series #14 with Lolita Taub — General Partner at The Community Fund at 7pm ET Office Hours: Eric Stark — Co-founder/COO at Slate at 11am ET Lauren Rosenthal — Founder at Birdie at 1pm 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 David Weinberg — Partnership Practice Lead at Recruited at 4pm ET Brian Fakhoury — Investor at Underscore VC at 5pm ET WEDNESDAY the 2nd Product + Engineering Pros: Video Networking #3 at 12pm ET Marketers Refer Marketers at 2pm ET Fellow Female Founders #9 with Medha Agarwal from Redpoint Ventures on 12/2 at 3pm ET Miami Tech Social #3 with guest speaker — Mayor Francis Suarez on 12/2 at 5pm ET Sports Business Event #11 Vistaprint/Celtics NBA Patch Partnership Convo with Ricky Engelberg (CMO of Vistaprint) on 12/2 at 6pm ET Office Hours: Scott Rosenbluth — CEO at Craze Management at 10am ET Greg Baroth — Social/Digital Consultant at 12pm ET Kine Paulsen — Partner at kinfizz at 12pm ET Steve Gowa — Sales Enablement at 12pm ET Mike Gelb — Founder at The Consumer VC at 2pm ET Sarah Wood — Head of Growth & Community at Upstream at 2:30pm ET Sara Deshpande — Partner at Maven Ventures at 5pm ET Therese Gedda — Founder/CEO at Reimaginez at 7pm ET Henry Chi — Investor at Capital Innovators at 8pm ET Taylor Lorenz — Technology Reporter at The New York Times at 9:30pm ET THURSDAY the 3rd Serial Marketers SpeedUp #11 at 12pm ET Made in Israel Mixer IV at 12pm ET Influencer Marketing Meetup #2 — Nycole Hampton (Head of Influencer Marketing for MWWPR) & 12 Must-Have Rules for Your 2021 Influencer Marketing Strategy at 2:30pm ET San Diego Tech Social #2 with Rick Moy, VP of Sales and Marketing at Tempered.io at 3pm ET Consumer Founder / Investor Meetup #7 with Adelle Archer — Founder/CEO of Eterneva at 4pm ET Pitching to Investors as a Diverse Founder at 4pm ET PR Pros Networking X — with special guest Sarah Evans — Founder at Sevans Strategy at 6:30pm ET Tech Chat #5 — Phil Libin (Co-founder and CEO of mmhmm, former CEO of Evernote) at 7pm ET HR #5 Speaker and Social: Brock Yetso President and CEO of the Ulman Foundation: Creating Community and Doing Good at 7pm ET Office Hours: Jory Schwach — Founder at Andium at 8am ET Nikki Bogopolskaya — Brand Partnerships at TikTok at 12pm ET Kerry Flynn — Media Reporter at CNN at 12pm ET David Berkowitz — Founder at Serial Marketers at 12:30pm ET Matt Jessen-Howard — Partner at Noveus Capital at 2pm ET Andrew McCarley — Senior Consultant at Peabody Aerospace at 3pm ET Shawn Kallet — CEO of DeepWater Strategies at 4pm ET Eric Broad — CEO at Bowery Legal at 4pm ET FRIDAY the 4th Founders Friday w/ Jade Huang of StyleSage [Deep Dive: Accelerators] at 9am ET Upstream Social XXXX — Kerry Flynn — Media Reporter at CNN on 12/4 at 3pm ET Office Hours: Lio Slama — Co-founder/CEO at askneo.io 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 Alex Taub — Co-founder at Upstream at 1pm ET Paul Sethi — Managing Partner at 2048 Ventures at 1pm ET Jake Wayne — Investor at Torch Capital at 3pm ET Michael Chow — Founder/CEO at Dart Technologies at 4pm ET Michael Galluppo — Founder at OLY.AI at 4:30pm ET Office Hours on Saturday — 12/5 Carey Ransom — President at Operate at 12pm ET
Charles Hudson — Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures at 6pm ET
Notable Upcoming Media People Kickoff #1 with special guest Jeff Jarvis on 12/7 at 6pm ET Active Investor Social #17 with Paul Strachman Partner Red Sea Ventures on 12/8 at 7pm ET Everything You Need To Know About: Getting The .com For Your Startup with Eric Friedman on 12/9 at 1pm ET Fellow Female Founders #10 with Michelle Nie from Northwest Ventures on 12/9 at 4pm ET Running A Conference During A Pandemic with Jim Louderback — CEO of VidCon (Expert Series) on 12/9 at 7pm ET Pitch Night #2 with recurrent on 12/9 at 8pm ET Everything You Need To Know About: Comms For Your Startup with Carolyn Penner on 12/10 at 1pm ET Executive Spotlight I — Jeff Ragovin, Chief Commercial Officer, Fyllo on 12/10 at 3pm ET Consumer Investor / Founder Meetup #8 with Sunny Dhillon, General Partner at Signia Ventures on 12/10 at 4pm ET Joy Soldier Meet-Up on 12/10 at 8pm ET Upstream Social XXXXI with Cat Clifford — Senior Entrepeneurship Writer at CNBC on 12/11 at 3pm 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 Healthcare Community Social with Lynne Rowland — SVP Marketing and Communications at CAQH on 12/17 at 6pm 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!