A Program To Help You Start Strong
Participants in our startup programs receive a network of mentors, exposure to investors, exclusive founder discounts and perks, a demo day, seed funding up to $35,000 (and maybe more), plus access to a vast alumni network of XI and other accelerators.
A PROGRAM TO HELP YOU STAY HEALTHY
A holistic approach to entrepreneurship includes a focus on and mentorship around the health of the founders. Housing options are provided, and participants will develop meaningful connections with up to nine other passionate teams working on tech startups.
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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WHAT YOU GET:
About Seed Funding
Your startup can receive seed funding backed by comprehensive knowledge to help you maximize every cent (average seed funding is $35,000). You gain access to a network of mentors experienced in entrepreneurship ready to share their knowledge with you. Plus, you’ll receive exclusive founder discounts, exposure to investors and access to a vast alumni network of XI and other accelerators.
We take many factors into account because we are tech entrepreneurs who have been where you are. Factors determining a deal’s structure include the stage of your company, the potential impact of your idea and team composition. Our standard exchange for participation is 4-7% of equity, but we determine flexible costs to best provide your startup with opportunities to succeed and receive the maximum funding.
A STUNNING ENVIRONMENT WITH PROVIDED HOUSING AND FACILITIES
Our accelerator is partnering with the prestigious Colorado College, located in the heart of Colorado Springs – a rapidly growing city and home to the United States Air Force Academy, U.S. Olympic Training Center, and stunning views of Pikes Peak, one of America’s most famous mountains. Hundreds of acres of open space, miles of trails and stunning natural beauty are woven throughout the city, creating a natural playground for any outdoor enthusiast.
The business climate is also booming, with gains in virtually every industry. Colorado Springs has a rich history in technology and innovation, and industries like cybersecurity and defense are growing exponentially. Colorado Springs is only one hour from Denver and minutes from the mountains. With over 300 days of sunshine each year and great affordability, it’s easy to understand why Colorado Springs is emerging as one of the top places to live and do business.
HOUSING OPTIONS AT COLORADO COLLEGE
With the XI Accelerator Program, you won’t have to worry about where you’ll lay your head each night. We’re partnering with the prestigious Colorado College, located in the heart of Colorado Springs. As a participant, you’ll have access to many of the College’s amenities, including restaurants, work-out facilities, nearby trails and more.Visit ChooseColoradoSprings.com