An industry mixer will miss the mark as often as it’ll hit bullseye. The age-old formula of drinks + networking offers a reliable foundation, but it takes special execution to connect people in a way that truly feels welcoming. When Stem’s Artist Development Manager, Chloe, came to our events team with her idea for a solution, we were all ears. Enter Thursday evening’s festivities.

The Come Up Mixer

The Come Up is a happy hour that’s more than just that. We’re dedicated to bringing together the young hustlers in the entertainment & tech industries for a positive night. Last Thursday, a special group of artists, assistants, managers, junior agents and marketers congregated to hang out, make new friends and treat themselves to top-notch desserts.

Endless Sweets

An ice cream social by design, The Come Up supplied rewardingly risky flavors (milkshakes & fries, anyone?) to attendees, courtesy of the good people at Coolhaus. A comically-timed power outage threatened to unravel plans before the event could even kick off, but quick thinking and lots of hustle allowed the show to go on at a neighboring bar down the street.

Say Cheese

Scroll through the event photos below to spot yourself swiping Oreos from the toppings bowl, enjoying Shirley Temples on the house, building Lego models or taking photos with your favorite ice cream-inspired song lyrics. Tag @stem when sharing on Instagram and we’ll include you in our recap story—thanks for coming, see you for round two 🙂 Images by Woody.

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