Launch of Survive & Thrive COS
April 15, 2020

Late March, Exponential Impact partnered with Pikes Peak Community Foundation to launch Survive & Thrive COS, the community’s first small business emergency relief fund. The fund provides up to $25,000 in low-interest loans, as well as mentorship and resources, to small businesses in El Paso County affected by COVID-19. $1 million was raised to start the… Read more »Read

Exponential Impact’s COVID-19 Response
March 30, 2020

As our local, national, and global communities adjust and make changes during the COVID-19 crisis, the team at XI wanted to share how the timelines of our programs are affected, and what we are doing to best support the various parts of our ecosystem. While we shift our regular program schedule, we are dedicating our… Read more »Read

Q&A with Leif Ullman
March 17, 2020

The best mentors are those who are entrepreneurs themselves. That’s why XI places great emphasis on having Entrepreneurs in Residences (EIR) to support the startups along the entire entrepreneurial journey. Our current EIR, Leif Ullman is a startup champion and a huge part of the XI ecosystem. Read below to hear from Leif Ullman, co-founder… Read more »Read

Is your startup ready for an accelerator?
March 10, 2020

When is it right to join a startup accelerator program?   At XI, ideal candidates recently released a product into the market and are getting early customer adoption and customer feedback. It is at this point that we can really dive in together and work on growing everything from sales to product development. Startups who… Read more »Read

Peak Six: Mentoring
March 09, 2020

Entrepreneurs benefit from the experience and perspective of others. By giving and receiving feedback, continuous learners will grow their communities, teams, and businesses. This week, we sat down with Cole Simon to hear a bit more about our sixth peak, Mentoring. Cole is the Program Intern at Exponential Impact. How have you… Read more »Read

Peak Five: Operational Excellence
March 02, 2020

Successful teams are committed to operational excellence.  From ideation to completion, business fundamentals are treated with due diligence and thoughtful execution. This week, we sat down with Rachael Maxwell to hear a bit more about our fifth peak, Operational Excellence. Rachael is the Operations Manager at Exponential Impact. How have you… Read more »Read

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What’s Coming in 2020?
February 27, 2020

Our third XI Accelerator is this summer. What can you expect from it? Time is running out to apply for our 2020 XI Accelerator us, and soon enough, we’ll be welcoming the teams into our space for the 14-week program. Each year, we grow our programming to better support our cohort. Here’s a sneak peak… Read more »Read

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