Upstream – Grow, Work, Play



Roundup of Gigglebyte
In the glory days of summer, Upstream launched the UK’s first business-meets-comedy-festival, Gigglebyte.
Launch party and panel – Fuelling business growth with humour
Possibly the most entertaining and informative panel talk they’ve ever seen. With 3 Edinburgh Festival performers, 1 BAFTA Award-winning writer and 1 TV business expert, this session was crammed full of wisdom, insight and laughs. The diverse audience and prosecco meant the perfect start to Gigglebyte.
Stand Up and Pitch 
9 female entrepreneurs took part in a pitching workshop with Sarah Archer, a stand up comedian and business coach, then harnessed their new skills to pitch to our investor panel in the evening. The result was mind-blowing transformation – check out the videos on the Upstream blog.
Improv Your Business
Businesses from across the borough took part in an improv comedy workshop, designed to show how improv could help business success. Hoopla Business delivered the workshop but it was the attendees who created the stories that brought everyone together!
Gigglebyte’s full report is here –  just what the doctor ordered!


Dates for your Diary
Open Cell launches Biodesign Here and Now 
Part of London Design Week (15-23 September) Open Cell will host workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances about biodesign, the future of materials, manufacturing, architecture and fashion. Meet emerging international designers and start-ups showcasing cutting-edge­ ideas that will shape our futures.  Find out more here.
Co-Location: Enable, Translate, Grow – 13 September 
Imperial College ThinkSpace are showcasing its new White City campus, including the research and commercialisation activities in Chemistry at the new Molecular Science Research Hub and Biomedical Engineering at the Michael Uren Bioengineering Research Hub. You will also meet the companies based in the campus including Airbus, Mapi/ICON plc and Aborea. Full programme here.
I-Hub Showcase event – 18 September 
Featuring the winners of the Scalable Business Award- 5 truly exciting technology companies that have won support worth a combined £250,000. Join them for a drink to learn more here 



Upstream Thursdays are back- Thursday 27 September! FREE all day co-working spaces – the perfect way to experience everything the borough has to offer. Spaces are limited, email hello@move-upstream to book yours today.Meet like-minded others who work in the tech and creative space at Upstream’s monthly meetup and drinks at Work.Life Hammersmith.  They will also have two start-ups who will share their top tips for success.


I’m coming to Upstream Thursday drinks