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

Tech to Table: Bytable is Changing How We Make Food Decisions
January 27, 2019

It hardly seems possible, but this time last year, we were preparing for our first XI Accelerator cohort. With applications open for the 2019 Accelerator, we caught up with 2018 alumni Jacy Rittmer and Brett Dugan, cofounders of Bytable Foods. Jacy and Brett saw the opportunity to use their food and technology backgrounds to create… Read more »Read

XI Roadshow 2019
January 21, 2019

Exponential Impact, or XI, is embarking on a roadshow January 28 through February 12, meeting with accelerators, incubators, coworking spaces, startups, VCs, and corporates across the country. XI is on a mission to support entrepreneurs from different backgrounds throughout the United States. You’re invited to join Ethan Lavin, XI program manager, on the journey to learn… Read more »Read

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Save the Date for Demo Day August 17th
June 20, 2018

The first 11-week XI Accelerator culminates in August with Demo Day. We’re inviting you to experience the hard work of our startups first-hand. Save the date for August 17 to see our startups pitch, experience the highlights of the Exponential Impact accelerator program and celebrate with an after-party. When: 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17 Where: To be announced Cost: Free RSVP now… Read more »Read

Weeks 1 and 2 in Review
June 19, 2018

With 10 days of intensive programming, it’s time to look back! Barn Owl’s own Josh Phifer networking with Colorado Venture Summit attendees. Week 1 It was a busy week for all teams and now that the first two week are now complete, it’s time to look back at the highlights. Monday: Teams hit the ground running… Read more »Read

XI Summer 2018 Kickoff
June 11, 2018

Our Summer 2018 Kickoff In Review, and looking ahead to the beginning of our first accelerator program. On Friday, June 4th, community members gathered at the Ivywild School in Colorado Springs to commemorate the official beginning of the inaugural cohort for the XI Summer Accelerator program.Read

XI On the Road: Chicago’s 1871
May 03, 2018

Exponential Impact was invited to visit and learn from Chicagos 1871–the startup, entrepreneurial hub in the greater innovation ecosystem in the Windy City. Ethan recently had the opportunity to visit 1871 and better understand their amazing program offering accelerators, co-working spaces, post-accelerator incubator space and a large event spaces.Read

Launch Camp in Review
May 02, 2018

5 Days. Intensive Scheduling. Cutting-edge tech Startups. From April 16-20th, XI welcomed seven startups to a mountain retreat for Launch Camp 2018. The demanding schedule included a snapshot of Exponential Impact’s Six Peaks Curriculum: Story & Innovation, Health & Wellness, Awareness & Authenticity, Leadership, Operational Excellence, and Mentoring.Read