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Greater DC Metro (DMV)
Founded In 2015

Tech Stack

  • Python



When Pennsylvania native Alex Kinnier arrived in Palo Alto to build Google’s large advertiser ad-server system, he saw a troubling news for brick-and-mortar stores. They needed a way to bridge the gap between online and in-person shopping. Working with his advisor, noted economist Hal Varian, and co-founder Joanna Kochaniak, Alex launched GetUpside.

Consumers use the GetUpside app for everyday purchases, merchants use their platform to earn more profit without changing their business models, and as a result the offline world is made more efficient. And, it makes a difference for our communities.

GetUpside is known for its fun, dynamic work culture and its emphasis on their 3 key considerations: personalization, measurable impact, and mutual benefit. Those three considerations don’t just impact the app. They’re ingrained into the company culture (and benefits like free daily lunches, unlimited PTO, and stock options).


GetUpside is one of the most popular cash back apps on the Google Play and App Stores. They’ve partnered with tens of thousands of gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores. Their one-of-a-kind app allows users to simply scan their receipts (or Check In!) and earn cash back.



GetUpside has offices in Washington, D.C., Austin, and Chicago. Their D.C. WeWork space is located in Dupont Circle, making them metro accessible, and puts them near some of the best food, drinks, and activities DC has to offer.

GetUpside encourages new hires to work out of one of their three offices—in D.C., Austin, or Chicago—but there are opportunities to work remotely. Be sure to reach out about their open positions.

Remote Policy


Technical Leaders

team member Cofounder and CEO
team member Head of People
team member Head of Engineering
team member Cofounder and COO






We sat down with Jo Kochaniak, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, to learn how her team turned a visionary idea into one of the App Store’s most popular personal finance apps. 

Featured Content

DC Python Meetup presentation by Jo Kochaniak, GetUpside’s co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

GetUpside Fact Sheet 2020


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