Real Talk – Pitch It ‘Til You Make It

Virtual

During April's Real Talk, we'll hear firsthand from tried-and-tested founders who have pitched their business ideas countless times before and persevered. George Cook and Gabriela (Gaby) Isturiz are ready to share their pitching victories, hiccups, and nightmares. Not every pitch ends with a million-dollar investment, and our featured founders—who these days are more often on the receiving end of […]

SBIR Intro for Life Science & Biotech Companies Webinar

Virtual

SBIR Intro for Life Science & Biotech Companies May 6, 2021 – 11AM-12:30PM This session will present an intro to the $3.8B federally funded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs, followed by presentations from several biotechs and life science-focused SBIR programs at NSF, NASA, and NIH. You’ll hear about each agency's mission, what types of […]

Free

Visualizing Powerful Products

Virtual

Join serial entrepreneur and CMU professor, Adam Paulisick, as he guides a small group through the process of building a stakeholder map and considerations for creating a minimum viable product (MVP). The hands-on workshop will help you prioritize who to build for and sell to and equip you with the tools to create a simple but […]

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 […]

How to Create Champagne Communications on a Beer Budget

Virtual

You don't need a big budget to make a big impression on your audience. This workshop will arm you with affordable and effective ways to market your business. You'll learn how to cut through the noise of your competitors and amplify your messages, both online and off.

Free

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 […]

AlphaLabHealth Accelerator is Accepting Applications

Virtual

AlphaLabHealth is accelerating scientific, clinical, and market validation for early-stage healthcare and life science technology companies. Applications for AlphaLab Health’s second cohort are open. AlphaLab Health is a healthcare and life sciences accelerator, which supports early-stage tech startups in their efforts to bring innovations to market, navigating key risk points of scientific, clinical, and commercial […]

TPGi Presents – Accessibility Features to Consider & Avoid When Developing an Accessible Kiosk

Virtual

In this webinar, the TPGi team will interview Peter Jarvis, Senior Executive Vice President and founding Director of Storm Interface. Peter Jarvis will answer questions about what accessibility features should be considered when developing an accessible kiosk, mistakes to avoid, and at which point in your project you should be thinking about the proper assistive […]

Reading and Vision Accessibility in Your Pocket (Zoom)

Virtual

Smartphones and tablets have built-in features that can help with reading and seeing what is on the screen or in the environment. This presentation will introduce a sampling of accessibility settings in Apple and Android mobile devices that assist with reading and seeing.