Ascender is a nonprofit organization that supports the vibrancy and growth of the entrepreneurial community in Pittsburgh. We offer free community programming, 1:1 business mentorship/coaching, an incubation program, and run a members-only co-working space – but we can’t do it alone.
Support from the community helps us all thrive; here are ways you can engage in supporting Ascender’s work:
Your donations help fund the programs and services we deliver to Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurial community. We accept donations via PayPal Giving Fund, which you can donate with or without a PayPal account. Ascender is a designated 501c3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Our collaborative coworking community is welcoming new members in flex, desk, and private office memberships. Read more about what we offer and how to join. Revenue from our coworking space supports our nonprofit mission.
We teach our entrepreneurs to pay it forward – and we hope others from the community will do the same. If you’ve had success as an entrepreneur and would like to help mentor others, fill out our mentorship application form and we’ll get back to you about our current mentorship opportunities.
We deliver programs and workshops on entrepreneurial topics for free to anyone in the Pittsburgh region at least twice a month. Our hands-on workshops are meant to give growing entrepreneurs the tools they need to take their ideas to the next stage. Previous topics we’ve covered include mitigating financial risks, legal advice for entrepreneurs, social media marketing, business resiliency, and more.
Fill out this form to let us know about your idea, and we’ll be in touch.
We offer regular programming on entrepreneurial topics to members and to the general public. Click here for information about upcoming community programs.
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Would you like to offer a free or discounted service to growing start-ups in the region? Let us know about your product or service and the audience you’re trying to reach. If there’s a match, we’d be happy to share your offer with our entrepreneurs.