Calendar of Events

The calendar below contains entrepreneurial, mentoring, and funding events hosted by the ASCEND Hub, ASCEND Hub partners, and external organizations. We encourage faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs to participate.


Saturday, March 4, 2023

Entrepreneurs' Bootcamp 2 (Hybrid)

The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) is pleased to offer free Entrepreneurs’ Bootcamps in conjunction with the 2023 UH Venture Competition (UHVC), generously sponsored by American Savings Bank. These rigorous, half-day workshops provide instruction in the lean startup methodology to help students develop their business model. More info + Registration


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Innovate New Mexico Technology Showcase 2023

This special collaborative event will highlight research and tech opportunities, startup companies, and economic development resources in NM. Representatives and researchers will be in attendance from seven major research institutions in New Mexico, including the University of New Mexico, the Air Force Research Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, Sandia National Labs, NASA–White Sands Test Facility, New Mexico Tech and New Mexico State University. More info + Registration


Tuesday-Wednesday, March 7-8, 2023

Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship to host International Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business will host the fourth International Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium (IWES). The symposium will be held in person this year, following a one-year hiatus in 2022 and an online event in 2021.More info + Registration


Friday, April 28, 2023

34th John Ruffatto Startup Challenge

The John Ruffatto Startup Challenge is a statewide, experiential learning event hosted annually by the University of Montana College of Business since 1989. The Startup Challenge is Montana's premiere opportunity for students attending select colleges or universities across Montana to present exciting new businesses and/or social entrepreneurship venture ideas for adjudication. The Startup Challenge is run by the UM College of Business. More info + Registration