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Our Lean Coffee Meeting is a fun, lightly facilitated event in which you suggest and vote on the topics that are of interest to you to build the agenda. Every meeting is different and always reflects the interest of the participants. Learn MoreRSVP
Our virtual Networking Mixer provides an opportunity to make up to four new connections with other startup community members in 20 minutes! Just download the Upstream app and, from your mobile device, click here to join the Startup Lean Coffee community. You can RSVP for the mixer right in the app. Learn more
I offer free office hours every week to members of our community. You set the agenda; I'll do my best to help! Just download the Upstream app and, from your mobile device, click here to join the Startup Lean Coffee community. You can sign up for an office hours slot right in the app. Learn moreJoin Upstream
We follow a Lean Coffee format in which participants suggest and vote on topics to build the agenda and discuss each topic for a fixed time, voting again to continue discussion on the same topic or move on to the next topic.
Because our theme is startups, pretty much any topic goes! Our previous topics have varied widely, from fundraising and social equity to lean product experiments and development shops to technical co-founders and psychedelic-induced “flow” states.
We use an online Kanban board and video conference to facilitate our meetings.
We meet on Upstream, which provides a fast, fun way to make new connections and quickly figure out if you want to schedule a more formal meeting! Upstream Video Breakout events start with a quick introduction. You’ll then be matched for a series of 4-minute 1:1 video chats with other attendees with whom you can choose to exchange contact information and arrange for follow-up meetings.
That's up to four new connections in 20 minutes!
I conduct office hours on Upstream, which handles all of the scheduling and video communications for us. Just select a 15 minute slot and wait for my confirmation. Then, when the time comes, join our session using the Upstream app.
Feel free to ask me anything! I'll do my best to help. I have significant first-hand experience in all aspects of starting, building, and running companies, software engineering, and the health tech, consulting, fin tech, ad tech, media, ed tech, and cannabis industries.