5 Stages

300 Startup Exhibitors

3000 Attendees

New York City United States Manhattan
October 7 - 8, 2019
Date range
From 295 USD
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Four Conferences Under One Roof

Ascent is a 2-day conference focused on bringing together senior leaders in the East Coast tech community to learn, collaborate, and build the relationships needed to spearhead meaningful change. We’ve curated an experience that the industry needs, focused on education and networking that will help accelerate innovation. Ascent 2019 will be the intersection of four conferences under one roof...

Startup Grad School

Your 2 Day MBA

All the most important parts of entrepreneurship: In-depth best practices on finances & accounting, legal, recruiting, raising capital, sales, and much more.

VC & Investing

Ascent is now the largest gathering of early stage investors on the East Coast. We’re adding a whole new track for the 2019 event with a heavy focus on networking with LPs, angels, and fellow investors in addition to investor-only roundtables, and a stage curated specifically for investment strategy.

Growth & Marketing

All marketers and founders will be swimming to the front row at the Growth Stage to learn from the world’s brightest minds in marketing, sales, and overall business growth practices.


SaaS companies were our largest demographic at Ascent 2018. So we’re bringing a full track devoted to SaaS-based content, from tactics to land your first 10 enterprise customers, to discussions on the biggest emerging opportunities in software services.


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Speakers 24


Andy Yang

  • Indiegogo CEO

Deirdre Bigley

  • Bloomberg CMO

Carl Tsukahara

  • Optimizely CMO

Alex Solomon

  • PagerDuty CTO & Co-Founder

Jenn Ogden-Reese

  • SeatGeek CMO

Jager McConnell

  • Crunchbase CEO

Jascha Kaykas-Wolff

  • Mozilla CMO

Falon Fatemi

  • Node.io Founder & CEO

Christina Bechhold Russ

  • Samsung NEXT Director, Ventures

Henry Blodget

  • Business Insider Co-Founder & CEO

Jeff Titterton

  • Zendesk CMO

Katie Bullard

  • DiscoverOrg President & Chief Growth Officer

Trei Brundrett

  • Vox Media COO

David Siegel

  • Meetup CEO

Peter Boyce

  • General Catalyst VC

Laura Chau

  • Canaan Partners Partner

Marlon Nichols

  • Cross Culture Ventures Founder & Managing Partner

Julie Hansen

  • Babbel CEO US

Christi Olson

  • Microsoft Head of Evangelism for Search

Susan Liu

  • Scale Venture Partners Principal

Jean Marie Richardson

  • iFolio President & CEO

Michael Tannenbaum

  • Brex CBO

Amy Sorrells

  • Oracle for Startups Director, Global Communications

Jenny Fielding

  • The Fund Founder & General Partner



Ascent Conference

Ascent is hand-picking 150 of the country’s most cutting-edge, seed-stage startups by invite-only to demo their products in the Exhibition Hall Go to event website »