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Founder's Hat

Wearing lots of hats as a founder?
This program is for you.

Applications open Wednesday, September 23.

Entrepreneurs and startup founders face unique challenges because to be successful they must take on and execute a diverse number of roles within their business or organization. To put it simply, they wear lots of different hats.

The Founder’s Hat Program creates a confidential space (virtual) where founders can foster relationships with other founders from similar stages, across industry and discuss challenges, accomplishments, and goals in a peer-to-peer fashion.

Founders who attend this series will improve their ability to take on many different roles and responsibilities demanded by their business while building a close-knit founder-to-founder network of trusted individuals within the Pittsburgh entrepreneurial ecosystem. The program is facilitated by serial entrepreneur and Ascender Senior Advisor Craig Markovitz.

What to expect:

  • Improve your ability to take on many different roles and responsibilities demanded by your business. 
  • Build a close-knit founder-to-founder network of trusted individuals within the Pittsburgh entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Learn from insightful discussions facilitated by Ascender’s Senior Advisor and serial entrepreneur Craig Markovitz.
  • Gain new tools and best practices to lead and grow your business.
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Who should apply: 

  • Must commitment to attend all sessions. 
  • Founder or founding members only. 
  • Business must be in the prototype to revenue-generating stage.
  • Pittsburgh and Southwestern PA organizations preferred.

Important Dates: 

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM
  • Notice of Acceptance: Friday, October 23, 2020

Sessions:

  • The Founder Hat: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
  • The Team Leader Hat: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
  • The Sales & Branding Hat: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
  • The Fundraiser Hat: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
  • The Wellness Hat: Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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