Ascend was included on a list of the 2019 Inno on Fire winners hosted by Charlotte Inno, a chapter of American Inno. 

According to the Charlotte Inno website, “winners were culled from the results of a nomination process and insight generated from the Charlotte Inno editorial team.”

“The list…is an eclectic one. That’s because the people, companies, and organizations that shape and drive an ecosystem span a number of industries and stages,” states the website, “There’s no one-size-fits-all methodology for the individuals and businesses that support and strengthen an innovation community.”

Ascend placed in the “Best Pivot Story” category. After attending a local TechStars workshop, the Ascend team realized it could not only serve teen students through high schools, but also through mentoring organizations, which led to an expansion of how the company plans to construct different user views within its platform. 

“We’re honored and excited to be a part of the Charlotte startup community, and greatly appreciate this distinction from the team behind Charlotte Inno,” said Christine Nicodemus, COO and co-founder.

Ascend team members will attend the Charlotte Inno on Fire Award Ceremony in January of 2020, where category winners will be announced.


About Ascend

Ascend is a student empowerment platform that enables schools and mentoring organizations to cultivate, track, and measure student goals and achievement. Ascend is proud to be a minority and woman-owned business and supports students through schools and mentoring organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Texas, and beyond.