May 7 – June 21
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
Stay up to date with where we are in the competition.
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.