Mindfulness Monday: Just Keep Breathing
July 01, 2019

Last week, we kicked off our Mindfulness Monday series. Taking time to evaluate and reflect on your environment and yourself goes a long way in business and in life. It’s something we ask XI Accelerator startup teams to do during the cohort. This week, Betsy Brown, XI chief culture officer and board member, puts a… Read more »Read

Mindfulness Monday: Ease Up on Yourself
June 24, 2019

Being present of the world you’re in and the one around you goes a long way in preserving and extending your mind. That’s why Mindfulness Monday is a part of our weekly XI Accelerator programming and our lives. Each week, XI Chief Culture Officer, board member and investor Betsy Brown delivers your #MindfulnessMonday tip. Formerly… Read more »Read

8 Crucial Reads for Entrepreneurs & Startups
June 21, 2019

Established entrepreneurs to budding startups, there’s something for almost everyone on our Exponential Impact bookshelf.  Our ever-growing reading list highlights foundational theories and groundbreaking ideas we find compelling, useful and thought provoking.  These books cover a wide-range of aspects of starting, scaling and succeeding in a startup environment. They are must-reads for our XI Accelerator… Read more »Read

Meet the Mighty 2019 XI Accelerator Startups & Their Transforming Work
June 07, 2019

Access to clean energy. Developing a cybersecurity workforce. Informing medical decisions. The startups and entrepreneurs selected for Exponential Impact’s 2019 Accelerator are transforming business and communities with disruptive technologies. “The expertise, passion and creativity of the new XI Accelerator startups is remarkable,” said Hannah Parsons, XI’s CEO. “They are small yet mighty, and that’s where… Read more »Read

3 Ways You Can Support Entrepreneurship This Year
June 05, 2019

Why do we celebrate entrepreneurship? Approximately 80% of all new jobs created come from companies less than five years old. Those companies often spin off additional ventures and innovations, all of which is important to cities, regions and the world. I am a life-long entrepreneur. Along the way, I’ve been encouraged and supported by so… Read more »Read

XI on the Grow with New Staff and XI Venture Center for Entrepreneurs
May 29, 2019

As entrepreneurship continues its rise in Colorado Springs, so goes Exponential Impact. As the XI Accelerator program enters it second year, we’re building in more ways in than one. Rachael Maxwell On Board as Operations Manager While Rachael Maxwell is new to XI, she’s no stranger to Colorado Springs. Our new operations manager is a… Read more »Read

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Three Reasons Why XI Launch Camp Works (and May Not for All Entrepreneurs)
May 28, 2019

By Hannah Parsons, XI CEO I thought Vance was crazy. Early on, when Exponential Impact was moving from idea to entity, XI founder Vance Brown described to me an entrepreneur retreat he wanted to incorporate into the accelerator program. Vance envisioned startups coming from across the country and around the world for a five-day pre-accelerator… Read more »Read

Meet Emerging Tech Entrepreneurs at the 2019 XI Accelerator Kickoff
May 24, 2019

Be the first in Colorado Springs to meet Exponential Impact’s 2019 Accelerator teams and celebrate the opening of our new space, the XI Venture Center. You’re invited to the 2019 XI Accelerator Kickoff Celebration, June 12 at 5 p.m. in Colorado Springs. Entrepreneurs from South America to Colorado Springs and places in between make up… Read more »Read

XI Launch Camp: Honing Your Startup
April 17, 2019

At XI Launch Camp, entrepreneurs connect with business pros who have walked, sometimes more than once, the startup road. Experts in marketing, storytelling, investing, business development and technology share lessons learned, ideas and best practices to help camp teams strengthen their startups. “I received all kinds of advice in a constructive way. It helped me… Read more »Read

XI Launch Camp: The Journey to Thriving Leadership
April 17, 2019

With the sun setting on the first day of 2019 XI Launch Camp and the Colorado Springs mountains – our setting this week at Bear Trap Ranch – it’s difficult to believe we’ve only known each other 24 hours. Launch Camp teams and XI staff have already quickly gelled. Over technology? Yes. About startup life?… Read more »Read

See you at SXSW: We’re headed to Austin
March 01, 2019

We’re temporarily changing coordinates in March as we visit Austin for 2019’s SXSW March 8-17. If you’re planning on being in the ATX, let’s connect. We’d like to learn about you and share our XI story. Book 30 minutes with our go-to guy Ethan using his calendar. Catch Ethan Saturday, March 9 at a GAN… Read more »Read

Three reasons we’re geeking out for ETHDenver 2019
February 14, 2019

It’s time for ETHDenver 2019, and we’re prepping ourselves for 36 hours of blockchain breakthroughs. It’s only logical the largest Ethereum-based #buidlathon (aka hackathon) takes place in Colorado. The state is a humming hub for tech startups, major corporations and, yes, #bufficorns. Exponential Impact was founded and has deep roots in Colorado Springs, where X-IO… Read more »Read