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Upsolve is featured on TIME’s Best Inventions of 2020!

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In a Nutshell

Today, TIME named Upsolve to its annual Best Inventions of 2020 list!

Written by Attorney Andrea Wimmer
Updated November 25, 2020

Every year, the iconic TIME magazine publishes a list of Best Inventions that make the world a better place. The 2020 list was published earlier today and ...

🎉Upsolve is one of Time's top 100 inventions of 2020! 🎉

We're super proud to be recognized in this way and grateful that by recognizing Upsolve, TIME highlights the massive opportunity for technology-driven nonprofits to serve marginalized communities when the private market and government have failed to meet their needs.

Screenshot of visuals included in Time article about Upsolve.
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The full list of Time's "The Best Inventions of 2020" is online now!

Written By:

Attorney Andrea Wimmer


Andrea practiced exclusively as a bankruptcy attorney in consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases for more than 10 years before joining Upsolve, first as a contributing writer and editor and ultimately joining the team as Managing Editor. While in private practice, Andrea handled... read more about Attorney Andrea Wimmer

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Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that started in 2016. Our mission is to help low-income families who cannot afford lawyers file bankruptcy for free, using an online web app. Our team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have world-class funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and leading foundations. It's one of the greatest civil rights injustices of our time that low-income families can't access their basic rights when they can't afford to pay for help. Combining direct services and advocacy, we're fighting this injustice.

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