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Before Your First Networking Event

Networking is a crucial component to any entrepreneur’s success, yet there are no boxes to check off or steps to take that end with a successful networking gold star. How you choose to go about networking is up to you. The only thing you need to ensure is that your...

Personal Productivity: Learn How in 5 Easy Steps

Personal productivity can be a tricky term to define, and it often means something different to every individual. While maintaining productivity is an important step for any company, the responsibility falls on everyone. If you’ve ever applied for a job, there’s a...

Online Tools to Boost Your Company’s Web Presence

No matter the size of your company, productivity is always tantamount to success. Even if you’re a freelancer, taking the time to ensure you’re organized and on top of everything can drastically improve your workflow. While everyone has his or her preferred styles and...

Coworking in Pittsburgh’s East End

Pittsburgh has certainly become a hub for many different industries over the past few years. Specifically, it’s become one of the best places for startups and working remotely. Whether you’re a lifelong resident of the ‘Burgh or a more recent transplant, you know each...

Ditch the Coffee Shop for a Creative Workspace

Every writer needs that perfect space in which to work. However, finding it can be a bit more challenging. Many writers opt for the classic (if not cliche) coffee shop because it offers a seemingly ideal balance of focus and activity. In other words, few major...

How to Thrive When Working Remotely

It doesn’t matter if you’re working for an established Fortune 500 or a recent startup company. More and more employees are  transitioning from a “traditional” office environment to working remotely. For some, these means a satellite location as part of a small team...

Getting the Most out of Your Ascender Coworking Experience

If you’re not used to it, adjusting to an open, collaborative office space can feel a bit overwhelming. Maybe you’re an individual transitioning from a home office, or maybe a small company or part of company looking for a new, more flexible space. Whatever the...

The Satellite Office: 3 Reasons Your Company Should Branch Out

Businesses large and small are opting for a satellite office. An auxiliary space can serve short-term projects as well as longer stays, allowing your team the chance to spread out. Satellite office spaces offer flexibility as well as focus. Here are just a few reasons...

Coworking and The Future of Office Spaces

From Fortune 500s to fledgling startups, businesses of all shapes and sizes are evolving to meet new coworking dynamics and expectations. Gone are the days of the partitioned cubicles with those generic motivational poster hanging everywhere. At the same time, the...

Hackathon for IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Jan 6-8, 2017

Following a visit in mid-November by the team managing the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, Pittsburgh is rallying its local talent for the chance to win the $5 million competition, centered around artificial intelligence technologies that work with and benefit humanity. On...

Ascender 2017 Incubation Cycle Open

Happy Holidays — and BIG NEWS! We're excited to announce that Ascender's incubation cycle is now officially open.  This fall, Thrill Mill relocated and rebranded, taking up residence right next to Bakery Square at 6401 Penn Avenue under our new name, Ascender....

A $5 Million Competition for AI Solutions

Artificial intelligence may be humanity's most formidable double-edged sword. Many have expressed their fears of catastrophic consequences, but AI's potential as a positive force is undeniable. This October, the White House Frontiers Conference brought national AI...