As we traverse our new COVID-19 impacted landscape, we are adapting our flagship summer Accelerator program to a virtual platform. This 10 week program will offer individual mentorship, curated video lessons, homework, and community building within the cohort.

Learn about the 2020 Virtual Accelerator.

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 focus and mentorship on the health of the founders. Participants will develop meaningful connections with up to nine other passionate teams working on tech startups.

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

MENTORSHIP

MENTORSHIP

Entrepreneurs benefit from the experience and perspective of others. Our accelerator program surrounds you with entrepreneurial mentors who have started their own tech companies and are passionate about you achieving your goals.
 
MEET OUR MENTORS AND TEAM

COHORTS

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.
 
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WE OFFER YOU:

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 backed by comprehensive knowledge to help you maximize every cent. Participants will have the opportunity to receive exclusive founder discounts through our Perks Library, exposure to investors, and access to a vast network of mentors.

Cost

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.

ACCELERATOR PROGRAMMING

LAUNCH CAMP

Our pre-accelerator Launch Camp is an opportunity to see if we're a match and hear more about the program. You'll meet other like-minded entrepreneurs on a 4-day retreat in the Colorado Rockies.
 
Learn more about Launch Camp.

DEMO DAY

Our 14-week Accelerator concludes with a Demo Day which allows XI Accelerator startups to pitch their businesses and inform the community about their world-changing ventures.
 
Learn more about Demo Day.

A STUNNING ENVIRONMENT WITH MODERN FACILITIES

The business climate is booming in Colorado Springs, with gains in virtually every industry. We have s 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. XI is situated next to the National Cybersecurity Center and the University of Colorado Springs. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer a graduated workspace for your teams to meet and grow your ventures.

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Colorado Springs features stunning views of Pikes Peak, one of America’s most famous mountains. When you’re ready for a break building your startup at our XI Venture Center, there’s plenty to do. Take a hike or run on miles of trails and open space woven throughout the city, try any one of the local breweries, or explore the arts scene around our Downtown. Colorado Springs is also home to the U.S. Olympic Training Center. 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.

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WE ARE READY FOR THE NEXT STEP

“The XI Program is giving everyone here the tools and the direction that we need to make this work. You can have the greatest product or idea, but if you don’t have a great team backing that product, or a great network to support you, then it’s just very difficult or impossible. At the end of the day, it is the people that are most important and the relationships. We’re very excited to get our product completed, and get it out and promote it, and get other people excited about what we’re doing.”

Peter Krzyzanowsky, CEO and Cofounder of Cannacist

“If you’re going to build something to last, then you need to last. I think that’s an absolute fundamental thing that XI gets right.”
Erik Johnson, Cofounder of Megacity