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Everyone wins.

1 Showcase. 10 UpPrize Finalists.
400 Community Members. $550k Prize Money.

The UpPrize showcase on March 30th at the Heinz History Center was a memorable moment. Over 400 investors, neighbors, and partners came to learn about 10 significant innovations that will make our community better for all. Hundreds of people helped to make UpPrize 2017 the success that it was. Thank you to everyone who was a part of this process, those who designed it, those who guided it, those who supported it, those who participated in it – we couldn’t have done it without you! Most importantly, we thank our 205 social innovators that submitted ideas.

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

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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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