NEXTpittsburgh is pumped to present Mix It Up! An UpPrize Networking Event on Tuesday, March 24th at AlphaLab Gear starting at 5:30 p.m.

UpPrize is the new and very cool social innovation challenge sponsored by BNY Mellon, The Forbes Funds and BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  The idea is to connect Pittsburgh-based entrepreneurs and innovators—the people who can compete for up to $1 million in prizes—with the region’s nonprofits and the people they serve.


Join us on March 24th for this Pittsburgh social event bringing together local leaders who are driving innovation with social impact. Everyone is welcome, from nonprofits, startups, innovators and investors to makers, designers, inventors and more.

In addition to NEXTpittsburgh, UpPrize is partnering with Mayor Peduto, AlphaLab Gear, Fygment, Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partners and a host of excellent local establishments for this interactive and informal networking event with local food, drink, and fun.

If you’re interested in joining the UpPrize competition, we encourage you to attend and bring your team!

Once you get there, we’ll help connect you to others in the room with some painless (honest) and simple networking exercises. We’ll be aided by a great selection of local craft beer, good wine, lots of delicious food, a signature drink from Wigle Whiskey and a special guest appearance by Mayor Bill Peduto.

Hey, if he’s going to be there, so should you.

Sign up here or in the form below and be sure to check out UpPrize. You have until April 15th to sign up to compete. Read more here.

The staff at NEXTpittsburgh writes about the people driving change in the region and the innovative and cool things happening here.