Upstream is a partnership between Hammersmith & Fulham Council and Imperial College London, a result of an Industrial Strategy co-produced by the two organisations. We have been connecting, supporting and shining a light on the science, tech and creative sectors since 2018.

Team Upstream’s work is driven by the belief that local networks which facilitate collaboration and learning can accelerate the growth of organisations and places. Our vision is for Hammersmith & Fulham to have an inclusive, thriving ecosystem of ambitious science, tech and creative organisations, with the White City innovation district a global beacon of growth through innovation.

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Upstream x Newable & Innovate UK Edge’s Virtual Coffee Club

October 27, 2021

Startup Fundraising 101: How to raise a £multi-million investment round

November 18, 2021

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Join @LBHF Climate Carnival from Mon 25 Oct to Sat 30 Oct (in the lead up to @COP26) to learn about the climate emergency and how we can all take #ClimateActionTogether!
Full list of free workshops, webinars & talks here: http://ow.ly/CMM250GuLpY

Join @imperialcollege today for their next #BlackHistoryMonth Instagram #takeover with Sharon Obahor, Research News and Media Intern. Sharon will be exploring #ClimateJustice and #MentalHealth.

Head over to their Instagram channel now

Join our Money Talks series on 18/11 @ 5:30PM at @Huckletree #WhiteCity to talk all things #fundraising, with CEO of #fintech #startup Comma, who have raised £4.34M in seed round in the midst of the pandemic.
This event is not to be missed! #investing

Today is the first day of our H&F Climate Carnival!

Online & offline highlights today include open house events, and a workshop on decking your house in solar panels.

Find out what’s on here: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/environment/climate-and-ecological-emergency/climate-carnival/climate-carnival-events-monday-25-october

We spotlight Mimi, Chemical Engineer at #WhiteCity based #biotech #startup @Puraffinity in our NEW innovators spotlight #BlackHistoryMonth blog. Re-watch last years #LTW Tech for Impact showcase to hear how she develops solutions to overcome water quality challenges. Link below⤵️

The 4th round of @lbhf’s Additional Restrictions Grant scheme is now OPEN for micro & small businesses in H&F to pay towards fixed costs from Apr 2021. Applicants can apply for Arts Business Fund or Recovery Fund - check your eligibility (deadline 5/11): https://bit.ly/3vGlne8

Join our friends @InventionRooms based in #WhiteCity this half-term to explore the gruesome world of #science with some👻🎃Halloween experiments and making activities. Open to families with kids aged 5-11 based in the North of LBHF and North Kensington -https://bit.ly/3Cad7FU

LAST CHANCE📢 - Register for @london_kindred business brunch TOMORROW @ 11AM in #Hammersmith, a great opportunity to spotlight your #business & connect with like-minded #entrepreneurs in H&F over some tasty food & cocktails. #networking
Book now: https://www.wearekindred.com/event/the-business-brunch/

Are you a #startup looking to raise a £multi-million #investment round? Join Upstream’s Money Talk series at @Huckletree #WhiteCity on 18/11 to hear how a White City #fintech #startup raised $6M in seed funding round during the pandemic.

Reg: https://upstreammoneytalks.eventbrite.co.uk