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Feb 28

Social Enterprises: Profit with a Purpose

Learn about profit vs. non-profit entities, hybrids and alternative legal models.

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Feb 28

Creating a Mission That Moves People – Ascender Builder…

Any organization — from startup to established business — needs to energize…

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Mar 07

How to Handle Your Intellectual Property

Learn how to deal with intellectual property issues in a startup.

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Mar 12

Workplace Communication Workshop – Ascender Starter Series

Riding a bike is a skill. Listening is more like showering: you…

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Mar 21

Company Formation

Learn about different legal entity structures and other startup formation basics.

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Apr 02

Preparing for an Exit

Learn how to prepare the company for sale and avoid delays.

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Apr 02 - Apr 03

3 Rivers Venture Fair – 4/2

3 Rivers Venture Fair This well-regarded event was created in 2002 to…

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Apr 23

Legal Issues Around Employees

Learn the in's and out's of staffing a company.

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We are excited to welcome 2018 Chemistry Nobel-Laureate, Dr. Frances Arnold back to Pittsburgh as the Keynote Speaker for Pittsburgh's Life Sciences Week.

May 13

2018 Chemistry Nobel Laureate: Dr Frances Arnold

We are excited to welcome 2018 Chemistry Nobel-Laureate, Dr. Frances Arnold back…

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