Great Solutions

May 7 – June 21

Impactful Technology

This competition is targeting entrepreneurs, researchers, startups and existing companies in southwestern Pennsylvania that have developed a prototype, an existing product or service that can support nonprofits in how they operate or better serve vulnerable populations. In this competition, we are looking for innovations that can make a difference within 18 months.


All 5 finalists receive $10,000 in grants and a chance to compete for 1st ($150,000), 2nd ($100,000), and 3rd ($50,000) place prizes

Competition Timeline

Stay up to date with where we are in the competition.

Competition Timeline

All dates are subject to change.

Optional events for all Semifinalists include:

Pitch Training, July 19 (correct date)
Not everyone has experience pitching so we provide an opportunity for semifinalists to learn and pair up with a coach to better prepare for Pitch Day.

Mentor Networking, August 14
Everyone can use an experienced and trusted advisor but not all have access to the network required to find a compatible mentor. This event will help semifinalists meet multiple prospective mentors and UpPrize will guide the mentor matching process.