Member Event – Trivia Night

Thursday October 29 4:30PM
A fun game of trivia with Ascender Members featuring Halloween-themed questions.

Member Event – Fifteen-Minute Fridays

Friday October 30 8:00AM
Need a quick break to clear your mind and feel like a human again? We're launching Fifteen-Minute Fridays, a weekly event for Ascender members to quickly check in virtually since we still can't chat around the coffee pot.

Member Event – Fifteen-Minute Fridays

Friday October 30 12:00PM
Need a quick break to clear your mind and feel like a human again? We're launching Fifteen-Minute Fridays, a weekly event for Ascender members to quickly check in virtually since we still can't chat around the coffee pot.

Founder’s Hat – Session 1

Wednesday November 4 8:30AM
Topic: The Founder Hat. The Founder’s Hat Program creates a confidential (virtual) space where similar stage, cross-industry founders can foster relationships and discuss challenges, accomplishments, and goals in a peer-to-peer fashion. This is an application-based program. 

Member Event – Ascender Book Club

Wednesday November 4 7:00AM
Join other Ascender members for a casual conversation about books you are enjoying lately. Bring your own lunch!

Real Talk with Investors

Thursday November 5 4:00PM
Event Description Join Ascender’s lively virtual Real Talk with Investors to connect with startup investors and discuss pressing questions entrepreneurs are facing right now. At Real Talk, entrepreneurs set the agenda. When you register, send us your questions in advance and the investors will discuss them during the live session. This month, we will be featuring Will Allen, Co-Founder of Nascent Group Holdings and Founder of the Will Allen Foundation. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/real-talk-with-investors-tickets-125977611427  Our Guest: Will Allen co-founded Nascent Group Holdings, overseeing investments in the tech and real estate sectors. Will has been an active investor for the past seven years. Prior to NGH, Will played 12 years in the NFL for the Steelers and Buccaneers, where he was a captain for both teams. He was a member of the ’02 National Championship Team at The Ohio State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications. He holds executive education certificates from Harvard Business School and Kellogg School of Management and an MBA from the University of Dayton. In 2008, Will founded the Will Allen Foundation, which provides tools and resources to educate + influence + empower people in his surrounding community. He also serves on the Partner4Work Board of Directors, the City of Pittsburgh’s Advisory Board for Entrepreneurship, UnitedWay of SWPA, and the Executive Committee at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Agenda: 4:00 - 4:05 PM — Welcome and opening remarks 4:05 - 4:50 PM — Candid conversation with investors facilitated by Ascender’s Executive Director 4:50 - 5:00 PM — Final Q&A from audience and closing comments

Member Event – Snack Chat: Entrepreneurial Operating System with Justin Forzano

Tuesday November 10 12:00PM
Description:Grab a snack and join us to discuss the Entrepreneurial Operating System with Justin Forzano, founder of Open Field.

Founder’s Hat – Session 2

Wednesday November 18 8:30AM
Topic: The Team Leader Hat. The Founder’s Hat Program creates a confidential (virtual) space where similar stage, cross-industry founders can foster relationships and discuss challenges, accomplishments, and goals in a peer-to-peer fashion. This is an application-based program. 

Founder’s Hat – Session 3

Wednesday November 25 8:30AM
Topic: The Sales & Branding Hat. The Founder’s Hat Program creates a confidential (virtual) space where similar stage, cross-industry founders can foster relationships and discuss challenges, accomplishments, and goals in a peer-to-peer fashion. This is an application-based program. 

Member Event – Snack Chat: Treecup Tea with Mark Sotomayor

Tuesday December 8 12:00PM
Grab a snack and join us for a tea tasting with Mark Sotomayor of Treecup Tea

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