The Upside

Erin Halper

Founder & CEO, The Upside

Erin Halper is the founder and CEO of The Upside, an award-winning accelerator and community for consultants and industry experts who support and advance one another in business. 


Since launching The Upside in 2017, Erin has advised thousands of professionals on how to redefine the 9-5 by building a respected consultancy practice that generates consistent clients and affords them the freedom of working when, where and how they want. 


Prior to launching The Upside, Erin built a 7-year independent consulting career providing marketing expertise to her private equity, real estate investor and hedge fund clients, collectively resulting in more than $3 billion in outside funding and deal sourcing.


Erin is a mentor at Columbia University’s Almaworks startup accelerator and a judge at NYU’s TrepCamp entrepreneur simulator. Erin is a frequent speaker at events and conferences including Harvard University’s International Women in Business Conference, Brown University’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference, and FutureWork Live, plus a frequent guest on podcasts such as Mind of a Mentor, The Accidental Entrepreneur, Above + Below and Just Go Grind. 


Erin earned a BBA in Marketing from The George Washington University and studied art at Parsons School of Design in Paris, France.

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