Upstream Music Fest + Tech Talks

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Upstream Music Fest + Tech Talks

June 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - June 3, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Upstream Music Fest returns June 1 – 3 to Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square with 200+ local, regional, and international artists performing alongside Northwest rising stars.

We’re working alongside the Upstream team to enhance the festival experience by adding a series of talks from influencers and tech and marketing leaders from up and down the west coast.

We have some of the top growth hackers and marketers in the world flying in to give you 100% actionable advice you can begin implementing as soon as you get home. If you are looking for high level, inspirational stories these tech talks are NOT for you.

Included with your ticket (purchased, at a slight discount, through the link on this event page) will be access to the festival AND free access to the talks. Enjoy music from Upstreams selection of powerhouse performers and learn about growth hacking and personal branding from top influencers and kick a$$ marketers. 

From intimate performances in the 15+ club venues to the Sound Lot’s TWO main stages—the Amazon Music Main Stage and KEXP Stage—Upstream offers a truly unique attendee experience.

Check out some of the Upstream performers:

Little Dragon
Charlotte Day Wilson
Hot Snakes
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Zola Jesus
The Flaming Lips and more…

And yes… this hybrid between music and talks is real! We’ve joined forces with Vulcan Arts & Entertainment and Upstream to make this year’s festival a truly unique experience.

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We have three days of epic speakers and topics you wont want to miss.  Get to know these marketing geniuses and what they have been up to!

Jason Wong is 20 years old has built a multi-million dollar business on memes. Jason took the opposite route most entrepreneurs take – he built an audience, then he monetized it by selling them products that resonated. At 13 he started making memes on Tumblr, amassing a network of 32 million followers.

After building his audience, he launched a series of products that resonated with that audience. His first product was ‘The Holy Meme Bible’, a meme coloring book that generated $100,000 in revenue 7 days after launch. Jason then launched the meme cookbook, meme bath bombs, meme candles and meme condoms.

Jason is flying in to drop knowledge bombs. 


Josh Fechter current runs, growing to over 26 employees in 8 months and a serious testament to his ability to generate value. Besides founding BAMF, Josh has also done a million other notable things, but here are a few:

Josh Fechter is the #1 LinkedIn marketer in the world and popularized the formatting that most Viral LinkedIn posts use today, and has personally accumulated over 100,000,000+ LinkedIn views on his posts
– Josh runs Zuckerberg’s favorite Facebook group for entrepreneurs – Badass Marketers and Founders with over 20,000 members
– Josh has spoken around the world at 100+ events on growth marketers
– Josh has gotten his clients featured on Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen, and almost every late night tv show

Josh is flying in from Los Angeles to tell you about the top tactical tips and tricks he uses to exploit platforms and drive value.

Nick Jordan runs marketing and sales operations at Logic Inbound, a search marketing agency servicing venture-backed startups to multinational manufacturing organizations.

A lot of SEOers like to make SEO sound extremely overwhelming and technical – it’s not.

Last month, generated 67,000 organic search visitors. This presentation is to set the record straight on the 4 or 5 activities that will drive 95% of your results, with intuitive, easy to implement tactics and techniques you can go home and start implementing right away.

Justin Wu is a native Seattleite but has spent the last 3 years living in Los Angeles building his brand and business.

Within the last 18 months, Justin has collaborated with the Wall St Journal, CES, NASA, NASDAQ & been sponsored by Samsung, Intel, and New Balance.

The only thing he is doing differently than you?

Justin shares his journey as a marketer and entrepreneur, with actionable tactics and strategies anyone can implement across LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Other notable accomplishments
– Co-Founder of Sidevision, a Warner Brothers backed startup
– Co-founder of Vytmn, a SaaS marketing platform which grew to $100k MRR in 12 months
– $3mm raised on Kickstarter
– 500,000 app downloads

Bryanna Woo is a marathoner, fitness micro-influencer, and early stage startup marketer.

Her experience ranges from driving millions of app installs at OfferUp, successfully implementing a marketing plan for a new Seattle restaurant leading to $1M+ annual revenue, to launching and immediately selling out a luxury Japanese beef product at Crowd Cow (GeekWire’s Startup of the Year).

She knows how to utilize a limited budget efficiently and effectively to help small businesses scale.

Josh Dirks has pioneered and executed the “Listen, Create, Transform” process for such diverse clients as Nalgene, MidAmerican Energy (Berkshire Hathaway), Glassybaby, Amazon, Almond Roca, Taco Time NW, and many other organizations interested in activating an inspired community to support their brand.

He’s a husband, father, geek at heart and new media thought-leader who’s right on the cusp of GenX and Millennials. Josh is wise beyond his years (and his facial hair), so get ready to laugh and learn.


Ryan Strandin is a lifelong entrepreneur who has founded many companies, pivoting between e-commerce, live entertainment events, consulting, software, and currently food and beverage.

This talk explores different strategies for determining the value of your business idea. From music to hardware, to services, proceed confidence. Discover how the market will react with little to no investment, and determine if the idea is scalable.


June 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
June 3, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
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Young Professionals of Seattle


Pioneer Square

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