On Friday, June 4th, community members gathered at the Ivywild School in Colorado Springs to commemorate the official beginning of the inaugural cohort for the XI Summer Accelerator program. With 70+ members of the community coming together with our teams to network, socialize, and learn about XI, it was a great evening celebrating all that will be achieved throughout the next eleven weeks. The XI team had a great time meeting members of the community, and the teams enjoyed the show of public support.

Our own Hannah Parsons and Vance Brown gave remarks introducing XI, including its vision and mission statement,  in addition to thanking our fantastic partners and sponsors. After breaking down all the work that went into the program, Ethan followed up by introducing the teams before Hannah closed up the evening thanking everyone for showing their support and to enjoy the rest of the evening.

It was a great night filled with networking and socializing, and the XI team is looking forward to all that will be accomplished over the summer.