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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 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

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...

Ascend Announced as 2019 Charlotte Inno on Fire Winner

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...

Ascend Visits Mallard Creek High School for a Day of Design Thinking

Ascend COO Christine Nicodemus and Director of School and Student Success Missi Rossi conducted design-thinking and marketing planning workshops at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. The workshops were an opportunity for Mallard...

Ascend Launches Pitch Competition With Girls Who Code

Ascend launched a pitch competition within the local chapter of Girls Who Code at Mallard Creek High School on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Director of School and Student Success Missi Rossi visited Mallard Creek High School to lead the school’s Girls Who Code...

Ascend Invited to SoGal Pitch Competition

Ascend has been invited to pitch at the regional SoGal Pitch Competition in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, August 28. The pitch competition includes 25 regional rounds spanning five continents, with startups competing for acceptance to the SoGal bootcamp in Silicon...

Ascend Accepted to Innovate Charlotte VMS Program

Ascend has been accepted into the Innovate Charlotte Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) Program, based on the renowned program at MIT. Innovate Charlotte VMS selects innovation-driven companies in the Charlotte region with proven success.  Ascend was unanimously accepted...

Ascend Grows Leadership Team

Ascend announces the addition of three key leaders to its team. CEO Reg Gabriel will be joined by Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer Christine Nicodemus, Chief Technology Officer Ted Piecora, and Director of School and Student Success Missi Rossi.  “Our team is...

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