“Live Life with Grace.”
These are the words that now hang above the new Upsie workspace in Osborn370 in downtown Saint Paul. These words, attributed to founder Clarence Bethea, seemed to be the ethos of an evening dedicated to christening the company’s new home. The Upsie ribbon cutting and fireside chat event was well attended by those who have supported Upsie and Bethea along the way. There were members of community groups such as Engineer Africa, Graveti, and Techquity which have all been invited to use the new space for upcoming community gatherings. Bethea’s vision is for this office space to be used regularly to foster networking, learning, and engagement in tech for those who have traditionally been underrepresented.