UpSquad, Inc. Selected as  Finalist for 2024 Government Innovation Challenge & Pitchfest

Memphis, TN - March 26, 2024 - UpSquad, Inc., an innovative program community platform provider, is thrilled to announce its selection as one of the top 10 finalists for the 2024 Government Innovation Challenge and Pitchfest. The event, organized by CivStart in collaboration with five participating municipalities, including Miami-Dade County, Los Altos Hills CA, Richmond VA, Arlington VA, and Houston TX, will be held at the Town Square Room in the Kauffman Foundation Building in Kansas City, MO on April 30th, 2024.

Out of a pool of over 40 applicants, UpSquad has been chosen for its groundbreaking approach to addressing critical issues faced by local governments and residents. The 2024 Challenge & Pitchfest aims to foster innovation, collaboration, and the sharing of impactful solutions within local communities.

As a finalist, UpSquad will present its solution to a panel of city leaders and industry experts during the event. The agenda includes a panel discussion with city leaders, followed by startup pitches, a networking reception, and the announcement of the winner.

"We are honored and thrilled to be selected as a finalist for the 2024 Government Innovation Challenge and Pitchfest. This opportunity not only allows us to showcase our innovative solutions, but also opens doors for valuable networking and collaborations. It demonstrates UpSquad's incredible momentum for driving positive change within local communities." - Derrick Reives, Co-Founder of UpSquad 

The event is open to the public and free to attend, but space is limited. Interested individuals are encouraged to reserve their spot by registering on the CivStart website or register here.

For more information about UpSquad, please contact:
Eric Branch, Director of Sales 
UpSquad, Inc. | 434-270-3622 

About UpSquad, Inc.:
UpSquad is a leading provider of program community solutions, empowering organizations like University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, National Medical Fellowships, and the American Urological Association to create engaging and collaborative communities. Our platform centralizes communication, fosters meaningful connections, and streamlines program management, enabling clients to drive impactful outcomes and cultivate vibrant communities within their respective fields. With UpSquad, organizations can unlock the full potential of their programs and enhance participant engagement and success.

About CivStart:
CivStart is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering innovation and collaboration within local government ecosystems. Through events, programs, and partnerships, CivStart empowers local leaders and startups to drive positive change in their communities.

About the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation:
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that seeks to build inclusive prosperity through a prepared workforce and entrepreneurship. Established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, MO, and has approximately $3 billion in assets.

Interested in learning more about program communities for your organization? Schedule a meeting with Eric Branch from the UpSquad team here. Call or text us directly at 434-270-3622. 

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