Our Ascent program delivers a customized learning and development experience tailored to the company's specific needs and stage of development. Founders work closely with mentors who have intimate understanding of their scaling needs and apply extensive experience to helping them be successful.


Founders work with mentors on customer acquisition, financial models and their investor pitch. This program also offers additional focus on opening up additional sales and/or distribution channels, networking to develop potential opportunities, and identifying additional revenue streams.


Companies can either be placed directly into the Ascent program based upon the above criteria or by coming to us from an accelerator partner.

The program culminates in a pitch to qualified investors in the Winston Starts community and consideration for advancing into our Summit program.


Program Duration: 12 Months


 Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply now to be considered for our next cohort.


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