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Announcing the 2017 Techstars Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target Startups

We are excited to announce the 10 startups that will be joining us in Minneapolis for our 2017 Techstars Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target. We kick things off this week and are looking forward to three months of awesomeness, capped off by Demo Day on October 11...
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This Warranty Startup Wants To Compete With 'Greedy' Retailers

While working for a big-box company, Clarence Bethea needed service on his laptop, but he’d lost his receipt, and his warranty was nowhere to be found. Frustrated, he founded Upsie. The Minneapolis-based warranty company now protects thousands of customers and millions of dollars...
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BIT Startup Of The Week: Upsie – Looking To Disrupt the Retail Warranty industry

BIT Startup Of The Week: Upsie – Looking To Disrupt the Retail Warranty industry. Blacks In Technology’s Startup of the Week focuses on spotlighting and promoting Tech based startup companies founded by PoC or have PoC in top leadership positions.
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20 Innovators Shaping Atlanta’s Black Startup Community

Atlanta is one of the country’s top cities for black entrepreneurs. In fact, according to a recent Survey of Business Owners (SBO), distributed by the U.S. Census Bureau, the State of Georgia ranked second (behind New York) for having the most black-owned companies in the U.S....
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Minnesota Business Magazine

Say goodbye to warranty woes

Stop us if you’ve been here before. You’re gazing with equal parts unfathomable hopelessness and unspeakable rage at into the pitch-black (or, perhaps worse, irreversibly frozen) screen of your crashed laptop or smartphone...
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Minneapolis Business Journal

MHTA Tekne Award winners include H.B. Fuller, Upsie and Medtronic

The Minnesota High Tech Association awarded Tekne Awards to 15 companies Wednesday. The trade group's awards recognize innovative technologies developed by Minnesota companies.
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Minnesota Tekne Awards

Fifteen Minnesota High-Tech Innovators Honored at Annual Tekne Awards

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) honored Minnesota companies and organizations committed to advancements in technology and science at last night’s 2015 Tekne Awards. The MHTA selected 15 recipients whose innovations improve the lives of Minnesotans and people around the...
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Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Startup Showcase: Warranty-easing app receives recognition in national competition

The Kauffman Foundation, based in Kansas City, Mo., and home of the original 1 Million Cups, is in the midst of their first One in a Million startup competition. Out of 377 applicants from across the United States, two 1 Million Cups St. Paul startups have made it to the semifinals.
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Table PC Comparison

Extended Warranty for Your Tablet and Smartphone

I've never bought an extended warranty in my entire life, and until this week I had no plans to start. After all, they are normally a total rip-off, and I'm always suspicious of a salesman who is pushing to get me to sign something.
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Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Extended-warranty options abound for smartphones, tablets and TVs

First comes the sickening crunch of a notebook, tablet or smartphone display, shattering as the device hits the floor. Then comes the second blow: The gadget is, all too often, not warrantied for accidental damage.
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BetaMN

Upsie is the new way to warranty

Twin Cities entrepreneur Clarence Bethea started Upsie in 2013 after seeing firsthand the lack of transparency and fairness in the warranty industry. He sought to give people more control over the warranty purchase experience and eliminate the hassles...
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Product Hunt

Product Hunt Feature

Upsie was recenetly featured on Product Hunt's website. Product Hunt surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
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Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur: Clarence Bethea on Team

Clarence Bethea is the founder & CEO of Upsie, a ‘new way to warranty’ using mobile as a gateway to insurance providers. Bethea doesn’t just talk about team, he’s stacks it...
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Minneapolis Business Journal

Eureka! Awards winner: Upsie

The best innovations follow a simple formula: See a need; fill it. That was pretty much the route Clarence Bethea took as he brought Upsie to market.
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Minneapolis Happening

Top 5 Movers and Shakers

Upsie CEO and Founder Clarence Bethea has been named one of the Top 5 Movers & Shakers of Minneapolis for 2015 by Minneapolis Happening. Clarence was selected as a “serial entrepreneur, community leader and consumer advocate” for his work on Upsie and in the community.
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App helps you buy extended warranties

The holidays may be over, but the shopping will continue, and with it, that Christmas-morning feeling of opening a glossy new gadget. Sometime in between the hype of picking out these electronics and the swiping of the credit card, consumers are probably prompted with the option...
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Money Saving Mondays: Electronic-Device Warranties

Is buying a warranty to protect your new smartphone or tablet a smart deal, or a waste of money?
A lot depends, of course, on something you won't be able to predict: The odds you ever have to replace a stolen or broken device, and how relieved you'll be to have spent $80 or $120...
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Tips on buying extended protection plans

Now that the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales are wrapped up, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American consumer will spend more than $800 on holiday gifts this year, and much of that money will be spent on...
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