Ascendum Employees Promote IT Careers to High School Students at the 2019 TechOlympics

Paulie Anthony
February 26, 2019


Ascendum Booth at TechOlympics

Ascendum is proud to have supported the 2019 TechOlympics as part of the Vora Ventures sponsorship of the event. The conference was held February 23-24 in the Millennium Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ascendum employees manned the Vora Ventures booth and provided students with information about the Vora Ventures portfolio of high-tech companies and our Zero to Sixty internship program, as well as conducted mock job interviews. Our team also gave away T-shirts, provided free raffle tickets to win Amazon Echo Plus interactive speakers and hosted a fun, interactive photo booth

Ascendum VP of Innovation and Technology Mickey Mentzer spoke at the event in a presentation entitled Connecting Humans through Machines – How AI / AR and Chat Help Businesses Reach Customers. Additionally, Ascendum Senior Project Manager Amy Denison participated in an engaging breakout session entitled Crowdsourcing My Cybersecurity Architecture.

About the Vora Venture Zero to Sixty Internship Program
Vora Ventures’ Zero to Sixty program is designed for promising high school entrepreneurs to turn innovative ideas and business acumen into successful startup companies. During a 10-week internship program, a select group of high school students will form a team tasked with building a new technology company.

Students who are accepted into the Vora Ventures Zero to Sixty program are mentored by Mahendra Vora, an award-winning, serial entrepreneur who has built more than a dozen profitable global businesses throughout his career. The program is for self-starters who want to learn what it takes to ideate, create, build and manage a successful tech startup company. Download the Zero to Sixty Informational Flyer (PDF)

About TechOlympics
 is an information technology (IT) conference for high school students. It connects students with IT professionals and with companies in order to promote the field of IT.

The event is run by the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, a non-profit organization seeking to empower students through a robust knowledge of IT. The conference takes place over the course of one weekend, starting on Friday and ending midday Sunday.

The events that take place during the conference generally fall into one of four categories: Breakout, Competition, Showcase Demonstration, or Speaker Presentation. However, special events are offered to supplement the categories. Each year, the theme of the conference changes, and as such, so do the breakouts and competitions offered, as well as the speakers presenting. Learn more at

About Vora Ventures
Founded by industry veteran Mahendra Vora, the Vora Ventures portfolio encompasses a range of companies in the B2B software, services and infrastructure space. Built over 25 years, the Vora Group has an impeccable track record of success and a unique reputation for its values, business savvy and speed of execution. With more than 2,000 employees worldwide, the group provides resources, advice and state-of-the-art infrastructure to its portfolio companies. Vora is also known for its commitment to corporate social responsibility and community support initiatives.

AssureCare, Ascendum, CenterGrid, Hinge Global, Zakta, cFirst, TalentNow, SourceBits, Shakedeal and Vora Labs are some of prominent Vora holdings. Find more information at