Attendees smile following the 2015 UpPrize final event.

The UpPrize Community Showcase Event is March 30!

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. Click here to register.

How it works:



The UpPrize process is designed to engage the creative thinking of regional innovators to solve some of our community’s most pressing problems. As in-depth research process produced the areas in which innovation is most heavily needed and a multi-stage competition enables the existing innovation ecosystem to develop the best possible solutions.



Awards will include $10,000 grants for finalists, and an additional $300,000 in grants and $300,000 in investments.  Additional targeted support will be provided through a network of partners.



UpPrize is open to nonprofits, start-ups, established firms, students, and government agencies. Anyone, from a student to a seasoned entrepreneur is eligible to participate.

Learn More:      UpPrize Website     Next Pittsburgh     Pittsburgh Post Gazette   BNY Mellon      90.5 WESA