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Just a few hours ago, members of the UP team and broader community gathered in Times Square to ring the NASDAQ closing bell, commemorating a new commitment to create over 1,000 communities around the world. These cities will be supported through UP programs and resources, including Startup Weekend, NEXT, StartupDigest, and Corporate Connections. The UP community model will also connect and empower existing grassroots leaders, who are truly the linchpins of future economies. Community leaders joined from around the US today to represent and celebrate the grassroots efforts that make this vision possible.

Members of the UP team celebrate with the community
UP CEO Marc Nager at the ceremony.

Learn more about the ceremony and check out photos and video footage here.

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