From Seed to Series A, XI supports founders at every stage. with programs tailored to the unique needs of startups, they are bolstered by a community where leaders can thrive.

ACCELERATE The seed-to-scale journey begins with the XI Accelerator Program for promising early-stage companies. For 14 weeks, work alongside other teams building companies with emerging technologies. Rigorous programming, workspace, and meaningful mentor connections are provided to build relationships and stronger businesses. Custom seed funding is negotiated at unique valuations for each team – $30,000 to $50,000.
 
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AMPLIFY The XI Amplify Program is for startups who have a product in the market or are about to release a product. Startups gain access to graduated workspace in an entrepreneurial environment, weekly check-ins with our staff, mentor and investor events, and discounted professional services that will help create a viable business. XI Amplify targets more advanced startups in the Pikes Peak region or ones willing to relocate to the area for the 6-month program, and this includes Accelerator Alumni.
 
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ASCEND Ascend is XI's final part of the seed-to-scale journey, and it prepares ventures for high growth and expansion with enhanced access to world-class resources. Many of the same perks and support services are offered to teams for this 12-month program. Companies at this stage are coached and prepared to raise $5 million or more of institutional venture capital or in the form of advanced industry grants.
 
The XI Ascend Program is coming soon.
Our program dates for the 2020 XI Accelerator have changed as we continue to support Amplify teams and local small businesses during the COVID-19 emergency. See our various responses below.

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AN AWE-INSPIRING SETTING WITH INNOVATION-STIMULATING RESOURCES

Colorado Springs is an accessible place to do business. Our growing startup network and community leaders are willing to support you every step of the way. Plus, our unique location near Pikes Peak allows for a variety of recreational opportunities, from exploring the outdoors to enjoying a local brewery.

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In 2019, we increased our programming by running our annual Accelerator, as well as launching XI Amplify and co-hosting international entrepreneurs through the U.S. State Department GIST program. We grew our capabilities by opening our new space that allows us to lead mentor workshops, host events, and provide a co-working space for startups. That’s not all: read our full report to learn more about the highlights from last year, and even get a preview of some exciting developments coming in 2020.

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Our core values, called The Six Peaks Model, enrich all aspects of XI to deliver a holistic approach of supporting participants as leaders and as startup founders.

Click through the The Six Peaks below to find out more about each one.