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Past Speakers

Talia Solomon
Talia Solomon

Director, Brand Marketing at WW

Jews In Tech Event #8 with guest speaker Talia Solomon (Director of Brand Marketing at WW)

Sara Deshpande
Sara Deshpande

Partner at Maven Ventures

Investor Series #15 with Sara Deshpande - Partner at Maven Ventures

Tyler Dean
Tyler Dean

Investor at GreatPoint Ventures

Investor Series #17 with Tyler Dean at GreatPoint Ventures

Polina Marinova
Polina Marinova

Founder, Author at The Profile

Upstream Social #45 with Polina Marinova Pompliano - Founder & Author of The Profile

Deepen Parikh
Deepen Parikh

Partner at Courtside Ventures

Sports Business Event #16 with Deepen Parikh - Partner at Courtside Ventures

Alana Mann
Alana Mann

Principal at Cultivation Capital

Investor Series #26 with Alana Mann from Cultivation Capital

Marie Roker-Jones
Marie Roker-Jones

Co-Ceo at Essteem

Future of Work Ideathon Celebrating Black History Month with Marie Roker-Jones, Co-founder of Essteem

Carly Zakin
Carly Zakin

Co-CEO at theSkimm

Origins: TheSkimm with co-founders and co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg

Prabhat Dhar
Prabhat Dhar

Healthcare Business Development and Partnerships at Headspace Inc.

BD Meetup #25: Biz Dev and Healthcare

Mamuna Oladipo
Mamuna Oladipo

SVP Product, Design, Engineering at Kickstarter

Product Teams in a Post-Vaccine World

Cliff Levy
Cliff Levy

Deputy Managing Editor at The New York Times

Upstream Social #60 with Cliff Levy - Deputy Managing Editor at The New York Times

Julia Govberg
Julia Govberg

Community Manager at First Round Capital

Future of Community Building with Julia Govberg, Community Manager at First Round Capital

Ana Paula Gonzalez
Ana Paula Gonzalez

Director of the Miami Initiative at SoftBank

Miami Tech Social #13 with Ana Paula González - Director of the Miami Initiative at SoftBank Group International

Emily Jorgens
Emily Jorgens

Head of Business Development and Partnerships at Ramp

BD Meetup #26: Biz Dev and Fintech

Michael Carter-Williams
Michael Carter-Williams

Michael at Orlando magic

NFT Community Event #10 with Zed, Apymon, BAYC, Meebit, VoxoDeus, VeeFriends, and more!

Cory Booker
Cory Booker

US Senator from New Jersey

Chat with Senator Cory Booker

Kirsten Green
Kirsten Green

Founder and Managing Partner at Forerunner Ventures

Investor Series #6 with Kirsten Green from Forerunner Ventures

David Ulevitch
David Ulevitch

General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Investor Series #21 with David Ulevitch - General Partner at A16Z

Taylor Lorenz
Taylor Lorenz

Technology Reporter at The New York Times

Upstream Social XXIII with Taylor Lorenz

Mike Vernal
Mike Vernal

Partner at Sequoia Capital

Investor Series #19 with Mike Vernal - General Partner at Sequoia Capital

Ashley Mayer
Ashley Mayer

Senior Director of Communications at Glossier

Comms for startups vs venture vs establish company with Ashley Mayer - Senior Director, Communications at Glossier

Francis Suarez
Francis Suarez

Mayor of the City of Miami

Miami Tech Social #3 with Mayor Suarez

Sarah Frier
Sarah Frier

Technology Reporter at Bloomberg L.P.

Upstream Social #46 with Sarah Frier - Reporter at Bloomberg and Author of No Filter

Turner Novak
Turner Novak

General Partner at Gelt VC

Investor Series #20 with Turner Novak

Rebecca Kaden
Rebecca Kaden

General Partner at Union Square Ventures

Investor Series #1 with Rebecca Kaden from USV

Lolita Taub
Lolita Taub

GP at The Community Fund

Investor Series #14 with Lolita Taub from The Community Fund

Mac Conwell
Mac Conwell

Managing Partner at RareBreed Ventures

Active Investor #21: Mac Conwell Managing Director RareBreed Ventures

Ann Miura-Ko
Ann Miura-Ko

Partner at Floodgate Fund

Investor Series #23 with Ann Miura-Ko - Co-founding Partner at Floodgate

Eric Adams
Eric Adams

Mayoral Candidate at Eric Adams 2021

Chat with NY Mayor Candidate Eric Adams

Alexa von Tobel
Alexa von Tobel

Founder, Managing Partner at Inspired Capital

Expert Series: Build a Company in a Recession with Alexa von Tobel (Founder at Inspired Capital and LearnVest)

Max Tuchman
Max Tuchman

CEO, Founder at Caribu

Miami Tech Social #4 with Maxeme Tuchman (CEO/Founder at Caribu)

Lindsay Kaplan
Lindsay Kaplan

Co-founder at Chief

Expert Series: First Employee to Founder with Lindsay Kaplan (Co-Founder of Chief)

Harry Hurst
Harry Hurst

CEO at Pipe

Origins: Pipe with co-founder and co-CEO Harry Hurst

Charles Hudson
Charles Hudson

Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures

Investor Series #7 with Charles Hudson from Precursor Ventures

Gaby Goldberg
Gaby Goldberg

Investor at Bessemer Venture Partners

Expert Series: Path to VC straight out of school with Gaby Goldberg at BVP

Danielle Weisberg
Danielle Weisberg

Co-CEO, Co-founder at theSkimm

Origins: TheSkimm with co-founders and co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg

Peter Boyce II
Peter Boyce II

Founder & Managing Partner at Stellation Capital

Investor Series #3 with Peter Boyce II from General Catalyst

Kerry Flynn
Kerry Flynn

Reporter at CNN

Upstream Social XXXX - Kerry Flynn - Media Reporter at CNN

Katya Libin
Katya Libin

CEO at HeyMama

Building Community For Moms with Katya Libin - Cofounder & CEO of HeyMama

Olivia Moore
Olivia Moore

Investor at CRV

Upstream Duo Event with Justine and Olivia Moore - Investors at CRV

Anthony Ha
Anthony Ha

Senior Writer at TechCrunch

Upstream Social XXXVIII with Anthony Ha from TechCrunch

Meagan Loyst
Meagan Loyst

VC at Lerer Hippeau

Investor Series #28 with Meagan Loyst from Lerer Hippeau

Alex Konrad
Alex Konrad

Senior Editor at Forbes

Upstream Social XXXII with Alex Konrad at Forbes

Natalie Sportelli
Natalie Sportelli

Head of Content at Thingtesting

Upstream Dog Social #5 with Margot Konrad-Sportelli

Natasha Mascarenhas
Natasha Mascarenhas

Reporter at TechCrunch

Upstream Social #51 with Natasha Mascarenhas - Reporter at TechCrunch

Justine Moore
Justine Moore

Venture Investor at CRV

Upstream Duo Event with Justine and Olivia Moore - Investors at CRV

Brianne Kimmel
Brianne Kimmel

Managing Director at Worklife

Investor Series #5 with Brianne Kimmel from Worklife Ventures

Greg Isenberg
Greg Isenberg

CEO at Late Checkout

Upstream Social XXXIII with Greg Isenberg

Charlie Hanna
Charlie Hanna

Investor at Marcy Venture Partners

Investor Series #16 with Charlie Hanna - Investor at Marcy Venture Partners

Ellie Wheeler
Ellie Wheeler

Partner at Greycroft

Active Investor Social #14 with Ellie Wheeler of Greycroft

Andrew Steinthal
Andrew Steinthal

Co-founder at The Infatuation

BD / Partnerships Social #21 with Andrew Steinthal - Co-Founder & Chief Partnerships Officer at The Infatuation & Zagat

Dheerja Kaur
Dheerja Kaur

Product, Consumer Experience at Robinhood

Product Teams in a Post-Vaccine World

Fazal Yameen
Fazal Yameen

VP Product at Stash

Product Teams in a Post-Vaccine World

Austin Rief
Austin Rief

Chief Operations Officer at Morning Brew

How The Deal Was Done: Austin Rief - Cofounder at Morning Brew

Chris Fralic
Chris Fralic

Board Partner at First Round Capital

BD / Partnerships Social #20 with Chris Fralic - Board Partner at First Round Capital (and former VP of BD at del.icio.us and half.com/eBay)

Gautam Gupta
Gautam Gupta

Partner at M13

Founder / Investor Meetup #6 with Gautam Gupta

Heather Hartnett
Heather Hartnett

CEO & General Partner at Human Ventures

Investor Series #24 with Heather Hartnett - CEO and General Partner at Human Ventures

Akash Nigam
Akash Nigam

CEO, Co-founder at Genies

NFT Community Event #2 with Akash Nigam - CEO & Founder at Genies

Jeff Weinstein
Jeff Weinstein

Product at Stripe

All Things Stripe with Jeff Weinstein - Product Lead at Stripe

Hunter Walk
Hunter Walk

Partner at Homebrew

Investor Series #4 with Hunter Walk from Homebrew

Julian Shapiro
Julian Shapiro

Founder at Demand Curve

Growth Marketing 101 with Julian Shapiro - Founder of Demand Curve (YC S19)

maia bittner
maia bittner

Business Operations at Chime

BD Meetup #26: Biz Dev and Fintech

Ann-Marie Alcántara
Ann-Marie Alcántara

Reporter at The Wall Street Journal

Upstream Social XXXV with Ann-Marie Alcántara at WSJ

marlon wayne
marlon wayne

Principal Cofounder at Impulse

Pitch Night #10 with Impulse

Mike Duboe
Mike Duboe

General Partner at Greylock

Investor Series #9 with Mike Duboe from Greylock Partners

Chris Gronkowski
Chris Gronkowski

CEO at Ice Shaker

Sports Business Event #13 with Chris Gronkowski - Founder/CEO at Ice Shaker and former NFL fullback

Zeeza Cole
Zeeza Cole

Investor at Bain Capital Ventures

Future of HR Tech with Zeeza Cole of Bain Capital Ventures

Wilma Mae Basta
Wilma Mae Basta

Founder at DRK Beauty

Pitch Night #9 with DRK Beauty

Alyson Shontell
Alyson Shontell

Editor in Chief at Business Insider

Upstream Social XXXVII with Alyson Shontell, Editor-in-Chief at Business Insider

Ellen DaSilva
Ellen DaSilva

Director, Business Development at Hims

BD Meetup #25: Biz Dev and Healthcare

Jomayra Herrera
Jomayra Herrera

Investor at Cowboy Ventures

Fellow Female Founders #7 with Jomayra Herrera from Cowboy Ventures

Events

Communities host engaging virtual interviews with guest speakers, followed by 1:1 video breakouts for community members to meet each other.

I used to host local networking dinner events of 10-20 people that took considerable effort to set up but now with Upstream I can scale that infinitely. In just 6 months I’ve hosted and run 20 events that take just a few minutes to set up with 8 expert speakers, helping to connect over 600 people from around the world.

Trace Cohen
Trace Cohen, Managing Director NYVP
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Communities

By joining communities, you’re able to meet amazing people who care about the same things you do.

Upstream has been transformative in how I learn and network! I’ve met reporters, founders, and investors that have led to business connections — but more importantly, it has led to meaningful relationships.

Marlon Wayne, Founder of Impulse
Marlon Wayne, Founder of Impulse
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Office Hours

Attending and hosting Office Hours is a great way to meet new people, ask questions, and share advice.

If you take the best parts of Twitter and Clubhouse and combine them, you have Upstream. The events and 1:1 chats may be brief but they're meaningful, intentional and full of purpose. I look forward to my weekly Upstream event on my calendar; I never know who I'm going to meet next but I always know that I leave with a new outlook on something or a good laugh.

Jasmine Neal, Founder of Tune
Jasmine Neal, Founder of Tune
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