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 that facilitate collaboration and learning, in both planned and serendipitous ways, 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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Future Fashion 2020: West London’s Sustainable Fashion Competition

April 11, 2021

How to Fundraise for a Startup: Chief Strategic Development Officer at Founders Factory

April 15, 2021

Digital Creative Network – West London Launch

April 29, 2021

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Calling all creatives in TV/Film, media and the digital creative space in #WestLondon! A new Digital Creative Network launches on 29 April. Register for the launch event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-creative-network-west-london-launch-tickets-145508115691

#Tech #startup raising up to pre-Series A?
Hear from #fundraising expert & tech veteran David Hickson of @foundersfactory which has #invested in 200+ startups.

WIN a FREE 1-2-1 consultation too! 🏆

📅 Thurs 15/4 | 10AM

Having #DeepTechNetwork blues?
We’re back in May! 💃Sign up to our mailing list for first dibs on tickets and to avoid FOMO 👉https://bit.ly/3wDFolS

Our fantastic community continues to thrive during these unprecedented times. From collaborative hot desks to break-out zones & private offices, H&F’s friendly #coworking spaces have everything you need. @huddlelondon @huckletree @WeWork👇

‘Money talks, mmm-hmm-hmm, money talks…’🎶
We’re kicking off our money talks series on 15/4 @10am with Chief Development Officer @FoundersFactory talking all things #fundraising, how to get a good investor on board and turn the no’s into yes! ✅#tech


Did you know 100% of attendees at our most recent coffee club made at least one useful connection? Yup, let that fact percolate ☕.

Join our April session to build stimulating connections or just chill your beans with like-minded entrepreneurs in H&F:

I'm discussing “Startup School for Seniors” with @_SuzanneNoble. Thursday, 8 Apr at 18:30 BST on @joinclubhouse. Join us! https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/xkLOovYL

Good news! @imperialcollege Innovation Fund has invested £250k (part of a £1.6m pre-Series A round) into GripAble, a #startup focused on digitising upper limb rehabilitation, established by Imperial researchers. #impact investing

Find out more- http://ow.ly/KE1F50EdIXw

Hey! 👋 Have you read the latest Upstream Annual Report?
We have found new ways to continue to connect, support and shine a light on the #science, #tech #creative sectors in H&F during these unprecedented times. #industrialstrategy @LBHF @StephenCowan


To all #tech #startups in Hammersmith and Fulham...⬇️
The #FutureFund scheme launches early summer. The £375m scheme will invest in fast-growing UK tech startups to support innovation and R&D.

More details - http://ow.ly/RC4R50EdIux

Some of you may use this #BankHoliday to eat lots of hot cross buns...but for those of you with #fundraising for your #startup on your mind, why not sign up to our Money talks series with Chief Strategic Development Officer @foundersfactory on 15/4 @10AM.