Upside Named Region’s Best Tech Startup in 2022 Timmy Awards

October 17, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 17, 2022 Tech in Motion announced that the tech community had voted Upside as Washington, DC’s Best Tech Startup in their 8th Annual Timmy Awards, which celebrate top tech workplaces. With Upside’s victory as a Regional Winner, they move on to the North American Awards, where industry leaders will judge them from companies like Zendesk, Google, PayPal and VMWare and announce a winner on November 10.

“To be recognized by your local community as a Best Tech Startup for 2022 is a remarkable achievement, considering the impressive track records of success and innovation for the Timmy Awards finalists in this category,” said Lindsay Lewis, Executive Director of Marketing at Motion Recruitment, Tech in Motion’s founder. “It takes innovative, forward-thinking leaders to also build a great work culture at the same time. We’re proud to highlight progressive companies like these leading us into the future.”

Upside is a retail technology company that helps people earn cash back on the things they need and businesses earn proven profit on every transaction. This year the company celebrated its fastest growth to date as demand for Upside skyrockets.

“We’re honored that the voters chose us,” said Alex Kinnier, Co-founder & CEO of Upside. “Our team works hard every day to bring more value to our users and profit to our merchant partners that make our communities stronger and more sustainable. I’m grateful for the Upside team and humbled to be recognized by our community in this way.”

About Tech in Motion Events 

Tech in Motion is a North American events and community platform that brings local tech professionals together to connect, learn and innovate. What started as a passion project in 2011, by IT staffing and recruiting firm Motion Recruitment, grew into an organization of over 300,000 members across 14 chapters in North America including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, LA, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. Please visit for more information about our notable speakers, sponsors and events.

About Upside

Upside is a retail technology company on a mission to help communities thrive. Our technology has helped millions of people get more purchasing power on the things they need, and tens of thousands of brick and mortar businesses earn measurable profit. Billions of dollars in commerce runs through the Upside platform every year, and that value goes directly back to our retailers, the consumers they serve, and towards important sustainability initiatives. For more:  

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