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Expert Match

Check back for details on future Expert Match events.

Expert Match skips the need to network or cold call and directly matches you with an experienced professional or serial entrepreneur to help you perfect your business ideas. Our group of experts will share practical advice, ask the right questions, and provide a critical eye to help you get unstuck with a challenge you’re facing. 

Spots are limited. To be considered for this 1:1 event with an expert entrepreneur, a brief application had to be submitted. The application period is now closed.

Eligible participants include: a founder or founding member of a startup or nonprofit who needs expert help with a clear challenge. Open to companies in the idea or working prototype business stage, and all industries.  

  • Past Expert Match: September 22, 2020 
What to Expect

  • Ascender matches experts with companies based on their needs, industry, and expertise. 
  • Each company speaks virtually with at least two experts over the course of 1 hour.
  • Companies walk away with specific strategies and advice to help move their work forward

Our Experts

Olivia Benson

Chief Operating Officer,
The Forbes Funds

Babs Carryer

Big Idea Center

Stefano Gridelli

Stefano Gridelli

Chief Executive Officer,
NetBeez, Inc.

Afshan Khan

Portfolio Executive,
Innovation Works

Scott MacTaggart

EagleDream Tech.


Nadyli Nuñez

Executive Director,

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