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Ascender Network + Grow: Health Tech

November 9, 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 November, we’re bringing entrepreneurs together around the theme of Health Tech and will hear a lightning talk from Utkars Jain, Co-Founder & CEO of HEARTio.

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

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.

To view our full 10 Year Anniversary campaign and upcoming Network + Grow dates and topics, visit ascenderpgh.com/ten.

***Proof of vaccination is required to attend the event and masks are strongly encouraged.***
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    Utkars Jain, Co-Founder & CEO of HEARTio

Utkars Jain is the Co-Founder and CEO of Heart Input Input, Inc. (DBA HEARTio), a medical software company trying to identify the origin of chest pain more quickly, more accurately, and at a fraction of the cost. He received bachelor degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in Neuroscience and Applied Mathematics, and is currently a PhD candidate in Bioengineering. This past year, Utkars was selected for the 30 under 30 of the Pittsburgh Business Times, and was selected as an Innovator of the Year by the University of Pittsburgh. In his free time, Utkars likes watching football, playing racquetball, bouldering, and reading about finance.

Ascender is located at 6401 Penn Ave, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Click here for directions. We are in the same plaza as the East Liberty Trader Joe’s; opposite side of the parking and directly next to Hair Master.

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

Ascender is ADA accessible; attendees can take the stairs or the elevator up to the third floor to Ascender’s space.
Free on-site parking is available.
Bus lines: 75, 74, 82, 77, 71C, 88, 86, 89 (within 3-minute walking distance after drop-off); P1, P2, P3 within 10-minute walking distance from the bus station.



November 9, 2022
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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6401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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