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 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 mentor empowers a person to see a possible future and instills the belief that it can be achieved. Our accelerator program surrounds you with entrepreneurial mentors who have started their own tech companies and are passionate about you achieving your goals.


During the 14-week program you will work alongside as many as nine additional teams building amazing companies around emerging technologies. The intentional programming, serendipitous collisions and opportunities for meaningful connections will build life-long relationships and stronger businesses.


MENTORING Receive hands-on mentoring from entrepreneurial tech experts.
SEED FUNDING Seed funding to help you launch your business (average seed funding is $35,000).
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Learn and practice holistic strategies for developing healthy startups and founders.

About Seed Funding

Participants will have the opportunity to receive seed funding up to $35,000 backed by comprehensive knowledge to help you maximize every cent. Participants will gain access to a network of mentors experienced in entrepreneurship ready to share their knowledge with you. Plus, Participants will have the opportunity to receive exclusive founder discounts, exposure to investors and access to a vast alumni network of XI and other accelerators.


XI takes 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 remain flexible to best provide your startup with opportunities to succeed and receive the maximum funding. This discussion of seed funding opportunities is non-binding, is not a securities offering, and is subject to the parties’ discussions.

* Exponential Impact is a non-profit organization and does not invest in or the equity from its cohort companies. The cohort seed fund is both provided by and managed by Tech Ventures COS. Tech Ventures COS is a social enterprise that will donate a percentage of the carry to Exponential Impact to support long-term operations.
Think big and don't listen to people who tell you it can't be done.
Tim Ferriss
Stunning Environment


Our accelerator is located in the heart of Colorado Springs – a rapidly growing city and home to the University of Colorado, National Cybersecurity Center, U.S. Olympic Training Center and stunning views of Pikes Peak, one of America’s most famous mountains. When you’re ready for a break devising plans at our XI Venture Center, take a hike or run on the miles of trails and open space woven throughout the city.

Colorado Springs is US News & World Report's Most Desirable Place to Live

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.