New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals

How to make sure you actually achieve your New Year’s resolutions   A new year (and decade) is approaching, which brings to mind one thing: New Year’s Resolutions. While there is a popular belief that New Year’s Resolutions will be quickly thrown in the...
Gratitude and Growth: Ascend 2019 Year in Review

Gratitude and Growth: Ascend 2019 Year in Review

This season is a time of reflection, the team at Ascend (formerly SkoolAide) is grateful for the connections we’ve made with our community of educators, mentors, teens, and those in the startup community. We’ve had the opportunity to learn and grow from each one of...
Ascend selected for Seed the South Big Pitch

Ascend selected for Seed the South Big Pitch

Ascend was selected to participate in Seed the South’s Big Pitch competition on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The goal of Seed the South is to “engage new and current investors, elevate the Charlotte ecosystem, and showcase the Queen City’s innovative startups.” ...
Charlotte-based startup SkoolAide changes name to Ascend

Charlotte-based startup SkoolAide changes name to Ascend

SkoolAide, the creator of goal-setting software for teen high school students, has changed its name to Ascend. The name change comes after careful consideration from founding team members and reflects the upward movement the company wants to encourage in each and...