The Ascent San Francisco Summit - Ascent Conference

May 23-24, 2023

The Ascent San Francisco Summit

The most exclusive event for C-level SaaS leaders. Invite-only.

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Who Attends:

Who Attends:

What is
Ascent Summit SF?

What is
Ascent Conference?

We are an invite-only SaaS event for senior executives of companies doing 20M to 300M in sales. Aka Scale companies or the mid-market.

Invited attendees participate at no cost.

On May 23-24, we are gathering 1000 of the top go-to-market and finance leaders to discuss the timely topic of efficiency. How can we be more efficient in today’s market?

The two days will include 30 hours of stage content, 150 braindates, 1,000 1v1 meetings, 10 functional private lunches and dinners, and a demo floor of vetted solution providers.

By inviting only the best people, we create engineered serendipity for attendees to solve their most pressing challenges through a rolodex of highly vetted peers. In addition, we provide the white glove service and best in class technology that makes networking easy. Every chance encounter at a private lunch or deep dive braindate could be someone who becomes a member of your network for life.

All must be director level and above to attend. If you are a CEO, CRO, CMO, CFO or report to them then this will be the most productive two days that you spend all year. Secure your spot now by requesting an invite.

The Ascent Team

Past Speakers

15 hours of content plus breakout brain-dates to help you find efficiency!

Joseph Camberato

Tim Riesterer

Chief Visionary

Nathan Rawlins

Gaurav Agarwal

Chief Growth Officer

Thomas Butta

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Josh Koenig

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Brudis Limar

Ali Haeri

VP of Marketing

Guy Marion

Julie Hansen


Elliot Goldwater

VP Partnerships

Fran Wilson

Tessa Barron

VP of Marketing

Jennifer Ross

Madison Flickinger

Head of Demand Generation

Nick Lafferty

Head of Growth Marketing

Lu Zhang

Founder & Managing Partner

Rashmi Gopinath

General Partner

Andrew Steele

David Siegel

Peter Olanday

Director of Consulting, Vertical Solutions

Tatyana Martinez

Lead Consultant

Tyler Lessard

VP Marketing

Matt Gahr

Andrew Donato

SVP Sales

Kevin Burke

VP Sales

Khalid El Khatib

Clint Oram

CSO & Co-Founder

Melton Littlepage

Robson Grieve


Arianna Cignarale

CEO & Co-Founder

Nicole Silver

Sr. VP of Marketing

Ben Wright

Founder & CEO

Todd Boehly

Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO

Heather Mounsey

Vice President of Brand Experience

Dave West

Tim Geisert

Partner & CRO

Dr. Courtney McCashland

Co-Founder & Chief Officer of Science and Strategy

Oana Manolache

Founder & CEO

Nithi Vivatrat

Chief Product Officer

Dror Liwer

Co-Founder & CMO

Cristy Garcia

Jordana Beck

Director of Creator & Influencer Marketing

Alina Vandenberghe

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Kuda Biza

Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Co-Founder

Ticket Types

VIP Pass

  • Access to entire general event, including stages, early check-in, networking, braindates, and expo hall
  • Private happy hour and dinner
  • Private, professionally curated braindates
  • VIP/Speaker Room access with 180 degree views of Times Square
  • Event concierge to assist with meeting scheduling
  • Designated work areas throughout the event

Executive Pass

  • 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

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.






C-Suite & VP Titles


Expert Speakers


Executive Braindates

The Audience

Companies that attend Ascent Conference

Past Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Why Attend?

Like so many companies, Ascent started as an idea on the back of a napkin. The mission at first was to make it easier for founders, CEOs, and top VC Investors to connect. But as we grew, we discovered that the true value for our conference went far beyond connecting founders and VCs.

The true value of Ascent Conference is the engineered serendipity that comes from putting industry experts, rising superstar leaders, and seasoned executives in a room, enabling our attendees the perfect oppportunity to build the strategic relationships and insights that will change the course of their companies and careers.

How do we do this, while avoiding all of the noise and distractions of a typical conference?

The audience.

We’ve focused all of our energy on building a community of the best GTM leaders around – the CEO, CMOs, and CROs who are changing the way companies operate, scale and succeed, even when times are tough.

  • Join a vetted list of the top CEOs, CMOs, and CROs of companies scaling from $20M-300M+ with the confidence of knowing that every person you meet makes the event worth your time.
  • Participate in 30+ hours of interactive stage content led by the leaders of the fastest growing SaaS companies that prepares you for the biggest trends impacting SaaS over the next year.
  • Browse a marketplace of 150+ small-group, executive braindates to deep dive the most pressing challenges facing the CEO, CRO and CMO.
  • Seamlessly find the right people to meet with all based on your goals for the event and using industry-leading technologies that make networking and building connections easy.

My personal goal is for you to leave the conference with one actionable and strategic insight to make the time investment worth it and a rolodex of industry experts that you can call throughout the year to solve your problems.

Will you join us?

Fred Rockwell
CEO & Founder, Ascent Conference

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