Upstream Events: IRL Happy Hour in NYC, WTF is a DAO with @cooopahtroopa, Karissa Bell at Engadget, and more!

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Sarah Wood
Sarah Wood

If you’re in New York, join the 300+ people RSVPed for Upstream’s Tech & VC Happy Hour on Wednesday from 6-8pm at Company Ventures (335 Madison Ave)! (RSVP)

🔥 5 Things You Can’t Miss This Week 🔥

🌎 This VC invests in places that traditional VCs have ignored | Tues @ 6pm ET (RSVP)

We’re excited to chat with Mark Volchek, Founding Partner at Las Olas VC (LOVC). LOVC is a seed-stage, lead investor firm that is committed to investing in the emerging generation of B2B companies built in places largely ignored by traditional venture capital.

🌲What in the world are carbon offsets? | Tues @ 6pm ET (RSVP)

Join Jack Policar, COO of Phood & Admin of the Sustainability Changemakers Community, in a discussion with Paul Gambill, CEO of Nori, a startup reversing climate change. We’ll be chatting about NRTs (Nori Removal Tonnes), carbon markets, and the value and criticisms of offsets in general.

📣 Why will the voice-based ad market reach $19B next year? | Weds @ 12pm ET (RSVP)

What kinds of brands should consider voice advertising? Find out in this conversation with Serial Marketers Community Admin David Berkowitz and Rashi Miller, Partnerships Lead for Instreamatic, a Voice AI company that serves consumers ads they can speak with.

🤝 WTF is a DAO? | Weds @ 6pm ET (RSVP)

Continuing our series of “WTF is…” where we dig into confusing crypto topics, we have Twitter sensation @coopahtroopa to explain DAOs. We'll walk through the basics of what a DAO is, why DAOs have such wide appeal right now, examples of DAOs, and opportunities in the space.

🖼 What NFTs do you need to know about? | Fri @ 1pm ET (RSVP)

Join our most lively weekly discussion on Upstream at our Friday NFT chat with me and Drew Austin. We’ll chat about what we’re looking at, what we’ve heard, and where we’re most excited.  

🍎This Week’s IRL Meet-Up: NYC 🍎

You can’t miss the 4th IRL New York Tech & VC Happy Hour at Company Ventures this Wednesday, Oct 13th at 6pm-8pm ET! Drinks are on Upstream.


Say hi to Ja’dan Johnson, Upstream’s Community & Marketing Lead, who is in from Miami to host.

🌟 Win of the Week 🌟

The founders of Cura, a platform for creators to launch consumer food brands, have partnered with Brightline trains to provide amazing snacks in their stations.

Check out their first product partnership, Holistik, a superfood granola by Miami creator Marce Gavilanez.

📚This Week’s Reading 📚

Upstream’s Newest Feature: In-Event Screensharing


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MONDAY the 11th

Morning: 9am – 12pm EST

TUESDAY the 12th

Evening: 5pm – 9pm EST

WEDNESDAY the 13th

Afternoon: 12pm – 5pm EST

Evening: 5pm – 9:30pm EST

FRIDAY the 15th

Afternoon: 12pm – 5pm EST

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Sarah Wood

Head of Community