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

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XI Startup Barn Owl Enhances Rancher Productivity
August 29, 2019

With less than three weeks until the 2019 XI Accelerator Demo Day, we’re checking with in one of our 2018 startup alums, Barn Owl. For founder Josh Phifer, Barn Owl is personal. He’s using his experience growing up on ranches to help rural businesses be more productive and secure. Partner Greg Nallie provides engineering and… Read more »Read

Accelerator Secret Sauce Includes Community & Mentorship
August 28, 2019

With 12 out of 14 accelerator weeks complete, XI 2019 Accelerator Demo Day is right around the corner. Our 2019 XI Accelerator feels nothing short of flying at the speed of light. This year, we welcomed seven teams to the program, an increase built off 2018’s success with four startups. The 2019 XI Accelerator class… Read more »Read

Mindfulness Monday: Explore Your Strengths
August 27, 2019

We’re not here to judge your workout routine but your strengths go well beyond the gym. In a world filled with negative bias, XI Chief Culture Officer (and board member) Betsy Brown says let them go. Leveraging your powers is this week’s #MindfulnessMonday moment. Knowing yourself is a good place to start. Self-reflection or asking… Read more »Read

Brace for Disruption at XI’s 2019 Accelerator Demo Day
August 14, 2019

It’s time to celebrate entrepreneurship in southern Colorado. Meet seven emerging tech startups when they pitch at XI’s 2019 Accelerator Demo Day. Learn how they are transforming business and communities with disruptive tech. XI 2019 Accelerator Startups Brainitz: Empowering teachers to enhance student achievement Carbos: Enabling access to climate solutions Megacity: Weaving cryptocurrency into a… Read more »Read

Mindfulness Monday: Mindful Meditation Opens New Doors
August 06, 2019

Glossing over everyday rituals comes easy. After all, routines are a fixed procedure.  This Mindfulness Monday, we look at intentional thinking. What is achieved when even the simplest of acts are performed with mindful meditation? The next time you start a routine, slow our pace to consider the chain of events behind it. It could… Read more »Read

Purposeful Tech: Humanity First, Then Technology
July 23, 2019

In 1992, it was unfathomable what the world wide web would bring to software development. In fact, software vendors in the business of delivering DOS-based applications were scrambling as Microsoft Windows 3.1 was rapidly redefining their industry and technology. Many Independent Software Vendors, or ISV’s, filled the graveyards of bankruptcy, while those who adapted went… Read more »Read