As entrepreneurship continues its rise in Colorado Springs, so goes Exponential Impact. As the XI Accelerator program enters it second year, we’re building in more ways in than one.

Rachael Maxwell On Board as Operations Manager

Rachael Maxwell
Rachael Maxwell, XI Operations Manager

While Rachael Maxwell is new to XI, she’s no stranger to Colorado Springs. Our new operations manager is a Colorado College Phi Beta Kappa graduate who hails from Aurora, Colo. In her XI role, Rachael will help expand our programs for early-stage entrepreneurs, including our new, grant-funded Amplify and Ascend stages.

“I’m excited to engage with the startup community and support the growth of leaders and new ventures,” Rachael said.

Prior to XI, Rachael worked at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC supporting the government affairs and communication departments. Most recently, she worked at the Innovations in Aging Collaborative, where she helped implement the Age Friendly Colorado Springs Plan.

XI Venture Center Under Construction

XI Venture Center Schematic
XI Venture Center Envisioned

Mentors, investors and programming are crucial components of our work, and now we’re developing a space where we can bring them together with entrepreneurs under one roof.

The XI Venture Center in Colorado Springs will offer the infrastructure and an environment where participants of all three of our programs – Accelerator, Amplify and Ascend – can build their ventures.

Meeting rooms, collaborative workspaces and offices provide the places and freedom many startups lack. As part of Amplify and Ascend, startups will have access to a flexible, affordable and dedicated entrepreneurial setting.

It’s all coming together thanks to substantial support from XI sponsors Pear Workplace Solutions and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, as well as XI partner National Cybersecurity Center. In fact, the XI Venture Center will be housed in the same North Nevada Avenue facility as the National Cybersecurity Center.

The XI Venture Center will open June 12. The community is invited to get a look inside the center and meet the 2019 XI Accelerator teams at the XI Accelerator Kickoff Wednesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. Drinks, food and live music are part of the celebration. Tickets are on sale now.

XI Venture Center construction
XI Venture Center construction

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