Most Frequently Asked Questions

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I have many ideas. Can I submit multiple applications?
No. You may only submit one application.
What do you mean by "solutions that will improve nonprofit service delivery"?
Your solution can help nonprofits save on costs and/or complete tasks more efficiently (i.e. BlastPoint and Application Verification).
What is considered a vulnerable/marginalized population?
This population may include but may not be limited to economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, the homeless, and those with health conditions, including severe mental illness.
I’m not sure whether my solution fits the UpPrize scope. Is there a way I can be more certain?
Contact us! We're most easily reached at hello@upprize.org. 
I am a nonprofit/for-profit/b-corp entity. Can I still apply?
Yes. We welcome ideas from the individual to an organizational level as long as they fit within the scope of the competition. If you are not yet incorporated, we require that you incorporate if you become a semi-finalist. Don't worry - we're here to provide resources and assist you with the process. 


I need help using the F6S platform.
Check out our resource page F6S for assistance. If you still need some help, let us know. Benefits of using the F6S platform. We are also scheduling UpPrize Virtual Office Hours here to provide time for you to ask questions.
By applying on F6S you gain access to accelerators and incubators all over the world and can apply to multiple accelerators and incubators at once. Qualified applicants can also become eligible for exclusive deals and access to startup events.
Can I save a draft of my application and return to it later?
When using F6S, our application platform, your answers are automatically saved.
Is a video with my submission required?
A video is not required but is highly recommended. It can be shot on a phone or any device most accessible to you; it does not have to be a professional production. Watch this instructional video to get tips on how to produce an informative 60-second video introduction. 
What are you looking for in a video submission?
Your video should be no longer than 60 seconds in length and should focus on showing us your solution. If you don’t have a video already, create a YouTube account to upload your video and share the link on the application. We only accept YouTube video links.
How do I make sure my application is successfully submitted?
You will receive a confirmation email. Check your spam folder in case it is hiding there.
I submitted my application. What now?
Fantastic! We are excited to review it. We will reach out if we require any additional information and will announce those who moved forward in the competition per the timeline on the website.
How are we Judged? 
The following is the judging rubric for UpPrize 2023:

How is this product/service helpful to nonprofits and/or marginalized populations?

What is the plan for scaling this product/service?

Nonprofit Value Proposition
What value does this product offer to non-profit organizations?

How will this product/service sustain itself, i.e., revenue/funding stream?

Value Proposition
How is this product/service different from other products on the market?

Customer Acquisition
How will the product/service reach more customers/clients?

Financial Support
How does the team intend to raise capital needed in order to roll out product/service?

Team and Leadership
Team can articulate both business and social impact cases for their solution.

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