About Exponential Impact - Hispanic Startup Weekend

Entrepreneurs Start Smarter with XI

Exponential Impact’s mission is simple: Give early stage entrepreneurs focused on emerging technologies the best start humanly possible.

We believe in the trailblazers who are redefining business and our way of life. Our vow is to develop modern-day industrialists by equipping them with resources and expertise, then strengthen their connections to create rich environments of innovation and collaboration.

Realization occurs through a design unique to southern Colorado – a three-part seed-to-scale journey that pilots entrepreneurs on a path without limits.

  1. Accelerate: Next generation leaders enter through XI’s Accelerator, a 14-week program with rigorous programming, custom seed funding, mentorship and connections to potential investors.
  2. Amplify: Teams gain elevated access to XI staff and mentors, graduated workspace and professional services that create viable businesses. Ventures are prepared to pitch investors for $1 million or more.
  3. Ascend: Growing companies continue developing through exposure to world-class resources and are primed to raise $5 million-plus in venture capital.

Bottom line – we’re in it for the long haul. At XI, we shepherd entrepreneurs by making long-term investments designed for business sustainability and prosperity.

An important part of our work is cultivating diversity in entrepreneurial ecosystems. It’s an ongoing opportunity, especially in communities like Colorado Springs; however, XI is committed to inclusion in our organization and programming. We use metrics and participant feedback to make ongoing adjustments and create places for conversations about needs and differences in the startup landscape.

The entrepreneurs who are part of XI are resilient and committed women and men who are building new platforms with blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies and tackling one of our biggest global challenges – cybersecurity. With XI’s connections, resources and expertise, these innovators earn the runway and specialized services they need to grow their companies. Simply put, we let them focus on their ideas and products. We take care of the rest.