2022 5th Annual Ascent Conference
A conference for CEOs, CMOs, CROs, & VPs of $20M to $300M SaaS companies


Full Days




C-Suite & VP



A letter from the CEO

No one gets the pressure until they sit in your seat. You make the final decisions for your business and are responsible for the outcomes.

At Ascent, we’ve built a 2 day conference finally worthy of the CEO, CRO, and CMOs time. Our goal is for you to leave with one actionable insight that makes the time investment worth it and a rolodex of industry experts that you can call throughout the year to solve your problems. The event offers stage talks packed with critical insights for growing your business, a highly vetted community of true-peers, support from industry experts, and all packaged in best-in-class technology that puts the power of the network at your finger tips. [Read More]

Our programming team has chosen a faculty of experts to lead 30 hours of interactive stage content aimed at the biggest trends impacting SaaS over the next year. Who better to get the information from than leaders of the fastest growing SaaS companies? This years line-up is our best yet!

Our analysts go through the invite-only list of attendees as if they are choosing guests for The Met Gala. It truly is like Sun Valley for SaaS. If you are reading this, you should feel special. By inviting only the best we are able to create engineered serendipity for you at the conference. You don’t have to leave it to chance to bump into someone who can help you and your business. They all can!

We work with over 100 industry experts to create deep dive roundtables around the most pressing challenges facing the CEO, CRO and CMO. This is where you find solutions to the problems that you can’t just Google. These are intimate 8 person sessions.

Our developers have built a combination of industry leading technologies that make networking and building connections easy. Seamlessly find the right people to meet with all based on your intentions for the event. Peruse a marketplace of roundtables with topics that solve your problems. It couldn’t be a more user friendly experience. Our VIP ticket holders have access to an event concierge for further assistance meeting the right people.

We would love to have you join us on November 14 & 15 in NYC for what is guaranteed to be the best 2 days that you spend all year. Thank you for letting us support your companies Ascent to the top!

Fred Rockwell
Founder and CEO


Josh Koenig

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Christina Cacioppo

CEO & Co-Founder

Stephen Stokols

Clint Oram

CSO & Co-Founder

Tyler Lessard

Chief Video Strategist

Sarah Reynolds

Ben Wright

Founder & CEO

Khalid El Khatib

Nathan Rawlins

Kuda Biza

Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Co-Founder

Tim Riesterer

Chief Visionary

Lara Caimi

Chief Customer and Partner Officer

Dave West

10 Reasons to Come

1. It has been too long

It has been too long since you’ve had the rare experience of sitting down face-to-face at a table with other C-level execs. Find your peers at the same size companies to discuss real challenges.

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2. 100 Peer-led Roundtables & Braindates

100 Peer-led Roundtable & Braindate sessions are built to solve your most pressing problems and the ones you might not know are coming.

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3. People attend because of who is there

This is purely an invite-only event. 82% of attendees are C-level and VP of 20M to 300M companies.

Will you Join Them?

4. Match and set meetings easily in the event portal

Choose your intentions for the event and our app will help you connect with others with the same goals including sales, partnering, hiring and raising money.

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5. Expo floors

Assess our highly vetted software partners on the expo floor with solutions to your problems. Also catch our showcase of series A and B SaaS companies, building the ideas that will impact your business in the future.

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6. Access curated content

30 hours of interactive curated content designed to address the major challenges facing SaaS companies over the next 12 months.

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7. Ramp up productivity

Get more work done in 2 days than you do all year. (This quote was heard multiple times after the last Ascent annual.)

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8. Concierge experience

VIPs get Concierge Services. Get this 5-star experience with everything from professionally curated roundtables, to 180 degree views of Times Square in the VIP Lounge, to the gourmet dinner and networking event.

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9. Raise your next round

New York’s top investors attend. In 2019 we were the largest gathering of VCs on the East Coast, in 2020 we were the largest gathering of VCs online.

Get Your Story in Front of Investors

10. Fun

We throw a great party.


Companies that attend Ascent Conference

Ticket Details

Available to All Pass Holders

  • Access to all 3 event stages: Main, Growth, Pitch
  • Early check-in for the event the night before
  • Networking and meeting scheduling through our event app
  • Marketplace of 100 round tables, braindates, and intimate sessions around solving real problems
  • Access to the expo floor offering vetted solutions to your problems
  • Access to the top Series A and B SaaS startups on the Pitch Stage

VIP Pass

  • Private happy hour and dinner
  • Private, professionally curated roundtables
  • VIP/Speaker Room access with 180 degree views of Times Square
  • Event concierge to assist with meeting scheduling
  • Designated work areas throughout the event
VIP Pass

Executive Pass

  • Everything that comes with a pass, plus..
  • Quiet work areas throughout the event
  • Networking and meeting scheduling through our app tailored to your specific needs; hiring, partnering, sales
Executive Pass

Founder Pass

  • Investor matchmaking program based on interests
  • Find a mentor through our AI-powered matchmaking app
  • Access to the largest network of East Coast growth investors through the networking app
Founder Pass

Investor Pass

  • Startup matchmaking program based on interests
  • Networking opportunities with your peers at the largest VC event of the year
  • Ability to mingle with your portfolio companies’ executives in the audience
Investor Pass

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Roundtables and Braindates built to solve your problems

Our attendees can choose from a list of 100 intimate peer-led sessions hosted by C-level experts in the field. They are designed to help you work through your biggest SaaS GTM challenges. We all have the same problems growing our companies, wouldn’t it be nice to sit down with a few people with the same title and at the same company size to discuss the exact same problem?

Curated Roundtables (VIP only)

Our event concierge provides what we call guaranteed serendipity by professionally organizing curated roundtables. These free-form roundtables are where we pair you with 5 other people that have the exact same title and the exact same company size. When you create the right mix of people the magic starts to happen and problems get solved.

Braindate Roundtables

These are topic led roundtables hosted by C-level experts from the audience designed to solve your most pressing problems. There will be over 100, and yes they fill up very fast!


Over 1000 1-on-1 meetings will be scheduled through our AI-powered match-making tool…..Brella. The way it works is that you set your intentions for the event; either sales, partnering, mentoring, raising money. Brella will then suggest connections for you. You can message and schedule a time to meet all right in the event portal app.

Braindate Topics

How to Win in a Post-COVID Hypercompetitive World?
Prior to the COVID crisis, the world was already competitive. Read More
Michael Dermer
Author & Founder
The Lonely Entrepreneur
Driving Revenue in Product Led Growth (PLG)
With the rise of product-led growth at many SaaS companies, we’ll discuss what PLG is, how it changes the various roles across your company, and marketing’s role in enabling PLG and uncovering revenue opportunities in product-led organizations. Read More
Breezy Beaumont
Head of Growth
How to build trust with B2B SaaS clients
Prospects for B2B SaaS products are bombarded with marketing messages every day – the majority of these reach outs are self-serving and irrelevant. Read More
Ayan Sarkar
Haven Technologies
Building transformative AI-enabled enterprise and healthcare companies
Customers and investors have an increasingly higher bar for evaluating solutions that claim to use AI/ML. Read More
Neel Master
Engooden Health
Bootstrapping vs. Fundraising
Join us as we discuss the pros and cons of taking capital versus self-funding, and how to best prepare and manage your organization for either path. Read More
Mallory Ulaszek
Founder & Owner
Week of the Website
Navigating a Revenue Department through Change
This presentation will cover best practices for navigating through major changes within the sales and client success functions within any high-growth business. Read More
Patrick Roberts
More Than Words: It’s about impactful content
Content fuels your business. It has a purpose and an expected outcome: Deeper engagement. Higher conversions. Fewer support tickets. The list goes on. Read More
Christopher Willis
How a metal detector can prevent a wrongful death lawsuit
How to evaluate and maintain a WTMD/WDS that will comply to government standard NIJ 0601.02 which will help defend your company against lawsuits like a 20 million dollar wrongful death incident. Read More
Chris Ciabarra
CTO & Co-Founder
Athena Security
Mindful Growth
A discussion around hacking growth related choices to maintain brand positioning, operational workflows and other roadblocks when scaling. Read More
Mallory Ulaszek
Founder & Owner
Week of the Website
How to defend against ransomware
The internet works with the fundamentals of its architecture. Master the architecture and you can help prevent most attacks. In this session we will go over DNS and how you can use it to safe guard your organization from desktop to mobile devices including 5G on an iPhone. Read More
Chris Ciabarra
CTO & Co-Founder
Athena Security

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