Upstream Podcast: Discovery Series
Superfast leadership: how pace can drive performance

Superfast leadership: how pace can drive performance

January 24, 2020

In December 2019 we were lucky to welcome author, entrepreneur, and all- round good egg Sophie Devonshire to talk to our community about leadership in a fast paced environment. Sophie is the CEO of the Caffeine Partnership, a growth consultancy, and has also written the book ‘Superfast: Lead at Speed’ which has had great success and been shortlisted for a Business Book Award. We have pulled out some highlights from her talk which explore the importance Energy, Empathy, and Editing to be an effective leader.

My Entrepreneurial Journey: Greg Jackson

My Entrepreneurial Journey: Greg Jackson

December 11, 2019

Prema Gurunathan interviews Greg Jackson, founder and CEO of Octopus Energy, the first guest on our ‘My Entrepreneurial Journey’ series. Despite technical difficulties, we managed to salvage the Q&A session from the evening (woohoo!). Hear Greg's take on having courage to 'go for it', maintaining company culture, and finding the right talent in this inspiring session.

Discovery Series: Tackling Water Pollution with BioTech

Discovery Series: Tackling Water Pollution with BioTech

October 30, 2019

Upstream's Prema Gurunathan meets Michelle 'Mimi' Moyo, Junior Chemical Engineer at Puraffinity, an advanced materials startup, aiming to tackle water pollution, which recently secured £2.8million investment in an oversubscribed seed round from leading sustainability investors.

Discovery Series: Inside West London’s First Conscious Co-working Private Members Club

Discovery Series: Inside West London’s First Conscious Co-working Private Members Club

October 30, 2019

Upstream's Prema Gurunathan meets Anna Anderson, co-founder and director of Kindred, West London's first conscious co-working and members space. Anna talks about her journey to set up the club and her desire to find a solution to growing isolation and disconnection in London.

Discovery Series: The App Rewarding Responsible Consumerism

Discovery Series: The App Rewarding Responsible Consumerism

October 7, 2019

Upstream's Prema Gurunathan meets Oliver Bolton, Founder and CEO of Almond, a soon-to-launch free app that rewards consumers for buying responsible brands and helps them understand and reduce carbon emissions.

Discovery Series: Inside Imperial College’s White City Incubator

Discovery Series: Inside Imperial College’s White City Incubator

October 2, 2019

Upstream's Prema Gurunathan speaks to Graham Hewson, Head of Incubation, Imperial College White City Incubator, to find out what really goes on inside the shared labs at the White City Incubator, a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship providing office and lab space for early stage companies and startups, including spinouts from Imperial College London.

Discovery Series: Powering Diversity In Tech

Discovery Series: Powering Diversity In Tech

October 1, 2019

In Upstream’s first ever podcast, Prema Gurunathan talks to Emmanuel Ayoola of Generating Genius about diversity in tech and its mission to get more BAME young people into STEM higher education and careers.

Discovery Series: Healthy Tech For Kids

Discovery Series: Healthy Tech For Kids

October 1, 2019

Meet Elizabeth Tweedale, finalist of the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2019 and founder of Cypher, which gives kids future-ready skills with coding camps.

Upstream's Prema Gurunathan chats to Elizabeth about the challenges of starting a new business, lessons learnt by being an entrepreneur and healthy tech for kids.