What is The Ascent Annual Pitchfest?

The largest and most innovative group of SaaS and tech startups on the East Coast coming together.

  • 100% virtual event, making pitching and listening simple
  • 500 of the most innovative and highly-vetted startups
  • 1-on-1s with the VCs and c-level startup execs you want to meet
  • 200 motivated investors ready to listen



Executives Investors


C-Level Founder






Tap into the largest gathering of VCs on the East Coast Learn how to grow your business from true experts. Apply for a chance to pitch in front of a room full of VCs and executives.


Source your next deal and find the next Unicorn Connect with true peers and grow your network. Stay on top of trends for the next 12 months.

Apply to Pitch


This year’s participant list will be released May 16th!

Amanda Malko


Prashanth Chandrasekar

Rashmi Gopinath

Tom Keiser

Cheryl Contee

Chief Innovation Officer

Steve Pockross

Nick Mehta

Songe LaRon

CEO & Co-Founder

Bocar Dia

Waseem Daher

CEO & Co-Founder

Sarah Bird


Rand Fishkin

Why join us?

Be inspired by the top minds and hyper-growth leaders

Benefit from insightful and actionable content as CEOs and Founders reveal their play and tactics used to scale and navigate business challenges

Network in-person using Brain Dates and 1-on-1 sessions with top c-level executives

Utilize our concierge service dedicated to connecting you with the executives you want to meet

Complete a 2-minute application

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