Real Talk with Founders is a new series hosted in a virtual space where people can join, connect, and ask questions with startup founders.

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Join Ascender’s lively virtual Real Talk with Founders to connect with small business owners and discuss pressing questions entrepreneurs are facing right now. At Real Talk, entrepreneurs set the agenda. When you register, send us your questions in advance and startup founders will discuss them during the live session.

This month, we will be featuring Jim Gibbs, Co-Founder and CEO of Meter Feeder, Inc and Ingrid Cook, Founder of SHzoom.


Jim Gibbs, a NY native, came to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. Leaving early, Jim now has 35 years of experience as a software developer and 20 years in management. He is now the CEO and Co-Founder of Meter Feeder, which helps traditional and autonomous vehicles find and pay for parking, with no human interaction.

Ingrid Cook, a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Spelman College, is CEO at SHzoom – a tech firm with a patented electronic repair management system. SHzoom, is focused on the convergence between internet technologies, machine learning, and automotive repairs. As the original inventor of “Snap A Pic. Get A Quote,” SHzoom aims to serve the industry’s need for simplicity and speed when it comes to auto accidents.

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