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Ascender Network + Grow: B2B Companies

December 14, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Bringing together Pittsburgh entrepreneurs, startup founders, and small business owners for networking, lightning talks, and free coworking.

    About this event

In celebration of Ascender’s 10th Anniversary, we’re hosting ten Network + Grow events— from August 2022 through May 2023—celebrating an entrepreneurial community where everyone can build, belong, collaborate, and thrive.


So much has changed over the past few years, and staying on top of what matters to you and your business is challenging. Setting up Google Alerts, scouring the newspaper’s business section, or saving that Twitter thread only gets you so far.

What actually helps is connecting with folks who understand your industry’s jargon, are on (or have already been down) a similar path as you, and are eager to share notes, tips, and introductions.

During our Network + Grow event, you’ll get to network with other entrepreneurs interested in what you care about, hear a lightning talk from a special guest, grab breakfast, and enjoy a free pass to work at our collaborative coworking space in East Liberty for the rest of the day.

In December, we’re bringing entrepreneurs together around the theme of B2B Companies and will hear a lightning talk from Mike Stafiej, CEO & founder of ERIN.

Don’t pass on this chance to meet other startup founders, small business owners, innovators, and experts interested in B2B Companies!

Networking // Lightning Talk // Free Coworking

// Breakfast will be available at 8:30 AM.
// Program will start at 8:45 AM followed by a free Community Coworking Day.

***Proof of vaccination is required to attend the event and masks are strongly encouraged.***

Mike Stafiej, CEO & founder of ERIN

Mike Stafiej is the CEO and founder of ERIN, an employee talent acquisition platform. Mike has over 15 years of experience in B2B SaaS startups and is a Serial Entrepreneur with a Masters degree in I.T. Project Management. Mike has been transformative to the startups he has worked with, directly impacting tens of millions of dollars in revenue and product strategy. ERIN’s customer base includes multiple fortune 500 companies, currently has over 1.5M users in 100 countries, and is the highest ranked employee referral product on the market.



December 14, 2022
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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6401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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