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Support the Finalists at our Showcase March 30th! Learn More

UpPrize is helping Pittsburgh nonprofit, for-profit and social entrepreneurs create positive social returns with purpose-driven innovation. Learn more about the competition

Open Submission Semi-Finalists Selected Finalists Selected Showcase + Awards
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Attend the Showcase on March 30

Thursday at the Heinz History Center 4-7 PM

Join us to recognize and celebrate the community of social innovators unique to Southwestern PA. Learn more about the ideas making an impact, cheer on your peers, and see the grand prize winners revealed. Register for the free event at the link below.


Final Showcase Ideas

View the 10 selected UpPrize finalists addressing the needs of our most vulnerable populations. Register above to attend our showcase event.

UpPrize is a social innovation challenge to solve some of the most important issues of our day.

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Build a Following

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Rise to the Top

Impactful Technology

Products and services that will improve nonprofit service delivery and/or the lives of vulnerable populations in Southwestern PA.

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Healthy Food

Products and services that will increase access to healthy and nutritional choices for vulnerable and underserved populations.

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The Competition

See an idea you like? Heart it, share it with your social network or even message the team with your thoughts and support.
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Get Involved

Collaborate, fund, and support ideas or the UpPrize competition as a whole. Your involvement is crucial to the success of our mission.
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The Challenges

Do you have an idea that increases access to healthy food or uses technology for social purpose?
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