Peak Four: Leadership and Culture
February 24, 2020

Thriving leaders develop positive culture by embracing vulnerability. Innovators create an atmosphere with supportive environments, healthy communications, and bold intentions. This week, we sat down with Vance Brown to hear a bit more about our fourth peak, Leadership and Culture. Vance is the co-founder and board president at Exponential Impact…. Read more »Read

Peak Three: Health and Wellness
February 17, 2020

Holistic health means physical, mental, and social wellness. By focusing on a well-balanced approach to renewal and growth, people come first. This week, we sat down with Betsy Brown to hear more about our third peak, Health and Wellness. Betsy is the co-founder and a board member at Exponential Impact…. Read more »Read

Peak Two: Awareness
February 10, 2020

Mindfulness cultivates intentionality and consciousness. Entrepreneurs with internal and external awareness comprehend opportunities for action and use their core values as catalysts for decision making.   This week, we sat down with Natasha Main to hear a bit more about our second peak, Awareness. Natasha is the Executive Director at Exponential Impact…. Read more »Read

Peak One: Story & Innovation
February 03, 2020

Peak One: Story & Innovation Good stories have purpose, meaning and impact. Story encourages innovation and guides purpose. Story, innovation, and imagination meet to better one’s self, others, and the world.   This week, we sat down with Ryan O’Meara to hear a bit more about Story & Innovation. Ryan started as a Program Intern… Read more »Read

2019 Annual Report
January 26, 2020

Our is now available Click Here to Download XI’s   We’re wrapping up 2019 and releasing our Annual Report! It was quite a year for Exponential Impact. We increased our programming: In addition to running our annual Accelerator program, we launched XI Amplify for startups ready for their next… Read more »Read

Are you ready for the XI Accelerator?
January 20, 2020

Q&A with Program Director Ethan Lavin  Are you ready to apply to the 2020 XI accelerator?  We sat down with XI Program Director Ethan Lavin to hear about what makes the perfect fit for the summer Accelerator program.  Since Ethan began running the Accelerator program at XI two years ago, he has seen startups from… Read more »Read

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Ethan Lavin Headed to Grad School
January 09, 2020

Ethan Lavin, our current Program Director at Exponential Impact, will be leaving in the middle of January to pursue his next step.  We are thrilled for Ethan and excited to see all the great things he does next. Ethan diligently worked to share all of his XI knowledge, so we are well prepared for the… Read more »Read

Big Wins for Bytable and Barn Owl
December 17, 2019

Two of the current Amplify participants, Barn Owl and Bytable, received major grants to expand their operations. XI is excited to continue supporting these startups as they continue to expand and scale. Bytable Bytable was awarded over $400,000 from the USDA Local Food Promotion Program and an additional $600,000 in matching funds. They were one… Read more »Read

Meet the XI Amplify Teams
December 17, 2019

Exponential Impact launched the Amplify program in early November.  During the Amplify program, XI supports later stage startups looking to move from product validation to scaling.  Along with access to co-working space, XI staff works one-on-one with the startups to develop curated programming and mentorship to encourage their growth.  The program is designed to offer… Read more »Read

Natasha Main joins Exponential Impact as Executive Director
November 13, 2019

Colorado Springs is evolving as an environment that supports entrepreneurs working with disruptive technologies. Exponential Impact (XI) is excited to announce that Natasha Main will transition into the new role of Executive Director. Main will be leaving her current role as Executive Director of Peak Startup. XI was created in 2017, in part, to support… Read more »Read

Colorado Springs chosen for U.S. State Department GIST Program
October 31, 2019

Exponential Impact is partnering with UCCS, and the QUAD on a visiting entrepreneurs program the U.S. State Department is piloting as part of their GIST (Global Innovation through Science & Technology) program. Five startup companies from Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ecuador, and Algeria will be in Colorado Springs for four weeks and then back to DC for… Read more »Read

Apply Now for the XI Amplify Program!
September 18, 2019

Exponential Impact is proud to announce its newest program, XI Amplify. Amplify builds upon the startup ecosystem that XI is supporting by adding additional programming for seed-stage startups that have either gone through the XI Accelerator program, another accelerator program, or they are at the stage where they are ready for a business incubator. Amplify… Read more »Read