Missed the UpPrize launch NEXTpittsburgh hosted at Nova Place last Tuesday? See the event here in photos and find out how your great ideas about social innovation can get awarded.

This is the third year in a row for UpPrize, the social innovation challenge sponsored by the BNY Mellon Foundation and The Forbes Funds.

A big thanks to Choolaah for the outstanding Indian BBQ and to Square Café for the yummy appetizers. Also thanks to Liz Juchno and Brittany Spinelli from Revive Marketing and Nadayli Nuñez from The Forbes Funds and our wonderful volunteers, all of whom showed the spirit of collaboration inherent in UpPrize, making for a very fun evening.

All photos by Tracy Certo.