Ascender | Awesome Chat

January 12th, 2017 · 29 mins 47 secs

About this Episode

We talk with Bobby Zappala of Ascender, a hub for starters and builders rebranding from the old Thrill Mill. We discuss the “start up” community in Pittsburgh an why they are distancing themselves from that moniker, growing into the new name, Thrival Festival, what they bring to the table with their move, the IBM Watson AI Xprize in Pittsburgh, and what is coming up!

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