Build Your Ideal


Done With DIY Startup Building?

Building a startup with how-to articles, books, and passing coffee dates may move the needle for your startup little by little, but not enough for you to feel confident in building a startup at the magnitude of your ambitions.

If you’re done with do-it-yourself startup building, and ready to build a more grown-up, polished version of your startup that’s poised for success, you’ve landed in the right place.

Ascent Strategy helps entrepreneurs like you build startups that see 6-figure launch years, a 50% growth in sales within 3 months, and a business that feels easy and simple to build. Your business should ultimately contribute to more freedom and ease in your life, and not take you as a prisoner of your daily to-do list.

And a bonus? Clients who work with us also help elevate the efforts of a positive cause or movement. Proceeds of our quarterly profits are donated to a nonprofit startup.


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What if in 9 weeks, you could create the startup you’ve always wanted to build? Summit is an online incubator that takes entrepreneurs from idea to launch.

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Frankly, I feel honored Sophia chose to lend her prodigious talents to my project. Her entrepreneurial acumen and intellectual horsepower took my business strategy further than I ever could have dreamed. And her personal grace and collaborative style make me eager for our paths to cross again. Truly, many thanks for a job incredibly well done.

Anita S.

Sophia has been the single best help to our organization this year. Investing in her services has paid for itself time and time again. Having her to consult with on important matters any ED faces like fundraising, board development and pitching strategy has given our organization the boost we so desperately needed at year-end. Since working with her we are on track to fundraise over $35k this month alone - more than we've ever fundraised in a month before. Sophia is reliable, easy to talk to and always willing to be honest about what works and what doesn't based on her own 6 years of experience in the non-profit world. She has kept me accountable to the goals I set for myself and her guidance has truly been transformative for myself and Sundara as a whole.

Erin Z.


I don't even think I can find the words to glowingly recommend Sophia enough. I will do my best though, but her talents and abilities are many and this is a limited space…Not only is Sophia a pleasure to work with—both friendly and personable—she knows her stuff. After achieving success at a young age, Sophia has acquired an impressive resume of significant experiences that make her the ideal candidate when it comes advising on entrepreneurship and starting up businesses. She is a money maker and achievement oriented. These qualities come through in her work. First of all, Sophia wrote a stellar business plan for my new venture—which is an industry that's completely new to her. Using her impeccable researching and writing skills, she clearly demonstrated a grasp of the financial part of things, as well. Sophia went above beyond, counseling me on different aspects of my new business and asking critical questions that I couldn't have thought up myself. Ever the professional, Sophia met every timeline without a problem. She also took extra initiative to craft an ambitious, yet doable, distribution plan (for years to come!) that I don't believe I even asked her to create! She is diplomatic, has tact, is honest, well spoken and has a sense of how business and the world of commerce and nonprofit works. Sophia also knows how to motivate people. I could say this because she kept me on going a number of times when I wanted to give up. And entrepreneurs are at great risk of throwing in the towel when things get hard and expensive. I have learned a great deal from Sophia, and hope to continue to do so before she runs the world! Thank you, Sophia!

Michelle G. 

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