Principle. Passion. Purpose. Leading Through Your Startup’s Growing Pains

Thursday August 5 4:00PM
This interactive session will help you level up your leadership skills and develop new strategies to address your team's growing pains.

Growing a team takes more than reviewing applications and scheduling interviews. Fostering a strong company culture involves more than the occasional pizza party and holiday bonus. As an aspiring, new, or developing startup leader, you need principle, passion, and purpose to grow your team and build trust among your staff. No matter how much planning, you’re bound to run into obstacles along the way. Luckily, the true test of a leader’s character is how they face those challenges and work through the growing pains.

Save your spot for this FREE event led by Oscar Ramirez, co-founder and partner at Fulcrum Public Affairs, the only 100 percent Black and Hispanic-owned federal government relations firm in Washington, DC. Co-founding his own firm and managing campaign and legislative staff, Oscar is excited to share his experiences as a team leader.
 
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Pitch Watch Party

Tuesday August 10 5:00PM
Watch, critique, and learn from startup pitches while noshing on some popcorn with other members.

Incubation Workshop

Tuesday August 17 6:00PM
Event for 2021-2022 Incubation Cohort. To learn more about our Incubation program, visit: https://ascenderpgh.com/incubation/

Member Event – Ascender Game Night

Thursday August 19 4:30PM
Join members of the Ascender community to go head-to-head in a variety of different games. Snacks, drinks, and fun are provided!

Founder’s Hat – Application Deadline

Tuesday August 31 12:15AM
The Founder’s Hat Program is a safe space where founders in similar stages and from all industries can build relationships, discuss challenges, celebrate accomplishments, and grow together. Sessions for our fall 2021 will be held in person at Ascender, located in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood.

Learn more and apply by August 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM (ET): https://ascenderpgh.com/founders-hat/

Member Event – Ascender Book Club

Wednesday September 1 12:00PM
Join other Ascender members for a casual conversation about books you are enjoying lately.

Labor Day

Monday September 6 9:00AM
Ascender is closed today. The space will still be accessible to members.

Founder’s Hat – Session 1

Wednesday September 15 8:30AM
Topic: The Founder Hat

The Founder’s Hat Program is a safe space where founders in similar stages and from all industries can build relationships, discuss challenges, celebrate accomplishments, and grow together.

This is an application-based program. To learn more visit: https://ascenderpgh.com/founders-hat/

Member Mixer

Thursday September 23 5:00PM
Connect with old friends and meet our newest members.

Founder’s Hat – Session 2

Wednesday September 29 8:30AM
Topic: The Team Leader Hat

The Founder’s Hat Program is a safe space where founders in similar stages and from all industries can build relationships, discuss challenges, celebrate accomplishments, and grow together.

This is an application-based program. To learn more visit: https://ascenderpgh.com/founders-hat/

Member Event - Ascender Book Club

Wednesday August 4 12:00PM
Join other Ascender members for a casual conversation about books you are enjoying lately.
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