The Ascent Finance San Francisco Summit - Ascent Conference

ORIGINAL DATE: May 23-24, 2023

The Annual Ascent San Francisco Summit

The most exclusive SaaS event for C-Level, VP-Level, and Directors.

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Attendee Outcomes

We are the only C-Level, VP-Level, and Director-Level SaaS conference in the US
focused on providing the actionable insights and strategies that you can implement immediately to elevate your success! All our topics are designed for your upper-level expertise.

Advance Your Knowledge

Learn about new strategies and tactics to help you solve your most pressing problems.

Relieve Stress

Gain fresh insights and actionable ideas to help achieve your goals – easier and with more predictability.

Boost Your Confidence

Get clarity on how to better succeed in your role and drive measurable business value.

Get Connected

Explore partnership opportunities, make meaningful industry connections, find your next best hire, and more…


Event Learning Settings

Your appointed event concierge will work with you to understand your interests and help you organize the perfect connections for your specific interests. We call this engineered serendipity.

Stage Talks

Curated presentations from industry leading subject matter experts. Designed to help you gain the latest information from today’s most pressing topics. 30 hours of content.


Smaller group conversations facilitated by industry experts. Designed for interactive dialog, questions and to share real-world challenges and solutions. Choose from over 100 sessions during the event. Be sure to register early, these fill up fast.

1-on-1 Meetings

Private conversations between you and executives of your choice. Use our AI-powered event app to set you intentions and find the right matches.

AI-Powered Matchmaking

You can meet 1v1 with any of our guests to discuss partnering, sales, investing, trading, or a topic of your choosing. Our AI-powered app will match you with people who have a similar interests based on a short screen of what matters to you right now.

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The Audience

Ticket Types

VIP Pass

  • For C-Level or VP-Level Finance Leaders
  • Access to entire general event, including stages, early check-in, networking, braindates, and expo hall
  • Private happy hour
  • Private, professionally curated braindates
  • VIP/Speaker Room access
  • Event concierge to assist with meeting scheduling
  • Designated work areas throughout the event

Executive Pass

  • For Director-Level Finance Leaders
  • Access to entire general event, including stages, early check-in, networking, braindates, and expo hall
  • Quiet work areas throughout the event
  • Networking and meeting scheduling through our app tailored to your specific needs; hiring, partnering, sales, and more


How do I get into the event the day of?

This event will take place on the 2nd floor of the Westin Hotel. On the 23rd and 24th doors to the conference open at 7:45 am. We highly recommend getting here 15 minutes early, which will allow you to beat the morning rush. At the door, you will show an Ascent Conference community manager your brella profile. They will then check the attendee list to make sure you are on it. Once they check you off the list they will give you your lanyard. You will then enter the event 🙂

Attendees can bring as many colleagues as they want with them, but they must be a Director, VP, or C-Level executive. To get them signed up, please reach out to our community manager, Austin Mosbach at [email protected].

Our event app will be released 3 weeks before the event.

In order to get into the event app you must be sent a link. If you have not already received your link, my team will reach out soon.

Inside the event app will be all of the attendees. We highly recommend getting into this app about a week and a half before the event so that you can book 1v1 meetings, reserve braindates, and create your very own schedule. We recommend that you download the brella app on your phone so you can easily access your schedule during the event.

Please email our community manager, Austin Mosbach, at [email protected]. He will send you your link asap.

Braindates are knowledge-sharing conversations that you book with others to have one-on-one or in small groups on-site in the Braindate Lounge. They’re the best way to brainstorm, solve challenges, and share expertise or experiences, while connecting with new (brilliant!) people. These conversations are moderated by C-Level & VP-Level leaders.

You will book braindates in our event app, which will be released very soon.


Over 70% of our audience are C-level or VP-level executives from companies making 10 million to 1 billion in ARR.

We recommend that you plan out your schedule ahead of time. You should create a flexible schedule for the 23-24th based on the stage content and the braindates that interest you.

Make sure to reserve your braindates right when you get access to the event app. Seats are first come, first serve. Some braindates will be right up your alley and some won’t.

Also, make sure the braindate you plan to participate in does not interfere with stage content that is relevant to you.

If you have any questions related to scheduling this event please reach out to our community manager Austin.

This event will take place at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square. To book a room click the link below:

Yes, we will have quiet rooms where you can work efficiently.

If you have any questions, please email our community manager Austin Mosbach at [email protected].

Executive Braindates, Strategic Relationships

Attendees can choose from a marketplace of 100 intimate peer-led braindate sessions hosted by C-level SaaS experts, designed to deep dive your biggest GTM challenges. These braindates give you the opportunity to sit down with a handful of leaders with the same title at the same company size to discuss solutions to the most complex and nuanced problems facing SaaS executives today.

Curated Braindates (VIP only)

Our event concierge provides what we call engineered serendipity by professionally organizing curated braindates. These free-form braindates will group you with 5 other people with the same title and company size, creating the feeling of magic as true problems are solved.


These are topic-focused braindates are hosted by C-level and VP-level experts from the Ascent executive community designed to solve your most pressing problems, all facilitated through the leading technology platform for this format, Braindates. There will be over 100, and yes they fill up fast!


Over 1000 1-on-1 meetings will be scheduled through our AI-powered match-making tool, Brella. You choose your goals for the event; either sales, partnering, mentoring, or raising money and Brella will then suggest connections for you. You can message and schedule a time to meet directly in the event app.






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Expert Speakers


Executive Braindates

Companies that attend Ascent Conference

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