2021 Hardware Cup International Finals

Virtual

Watch finalists from all over the globe pitch their physical product startups for a shot at $50,000! The Hardware Cup presented by Innovation Works is a global competition for early-stage physical product startups. In the months leading up to the main event, pitch competitions were held worldwide to determine the finalist companies who will virtually pitch at the […]

Real Talk – What’s the Difference: Prototypes vs. Pilot Tests

Virtual

Join Ascender's lively virtual Real Talk - What's the Difference: Prototypes vs. Pilot Tests to connect with startup founders and industry experts and discuss pressing questions entrepreneurs face right now. At Real Talk, entrepreneurs set the agenda. When you register, send us your questions in advance, and startup founders will discuss them during the live session. In […]

NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Webinar by

Virtual

NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This workshop is a must if you are considering an NIH submission. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs, you’ll receive detailed instruction on developing a competitive proposal for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) SBIR/STTR program. Expect to learn: […]

$25 – $75

Ready to Raise Funds? Fundraising Considerations for Startups

Virtual

Businesses need capital to grow, but how do you know when your startup or small business is ready to begin fundraising? The answer isn't always a dwindling bank account. Launching and completing a successful fundraising round—whether from venture capital, grants, loans, or additional sources—requires a thoughtful and intentional plan. Serial entrepreneurs (and serious fundraisers), Christine […]

Real Talk with Investors

Virtual

Join Ascender's lively virtual Real Talk with Investors to connect with startup investors and discuss what it takes to get investment for your business and other pressing questions entrepreneurs face right now. At Real Talk, entrepreneurs set the agenda. When you register, send us your questions in advance, and our guests will discuss them during the live […]

37th International Seating Symposium (ISS)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh

The 37th International Seating Symposium (ISS) is the world’s largest educational conference and exhibition featuring wheelchairs and related assistive technologies. Conference attendees will have the option to earn up to 17 contact hours (1.7 CEUs) while choosing from over 100 courses taught by subject matter experts. Our 127k square foot exhibit hall will house exhibits […]