Founder & CEO, The Upside

Erin Halper is the founder and CEO of The Upside, a platform that launches and grows independent consultancies for ambitious professionals redefining success beyond the 9-5. Since launching The Upside in 2017, Erin has advised more than 1,000 professionals on how to build a thriving consultancy, and has matched more than 100 businesses with consultants and freelancers in The Upside’s network.

Prior to her work with The Upside, Erin built a 7-year independent consulting career providing marketing expertise to her alternative investment clients, collectively resulting in more than $3 billion in outside funding and deal sourcing. Erin has been featured as a Future of Work expert on platforms such as Forbes, CIO and Heymama, and as a frequent speaker at institutions such as Harvard and Brown. She is also a mentor at Columbia University's Almaworks startup accelerator and a judge at NYU's TrepCamp entrepreneur simulator.