Ready to take your business from zero to sixty? 

Women run some of the most profitable businesses. Data shows they lead companies that are more likely to succeed, more capital efficient, and have higher annual revenues.

The XXcelerator provides the education, mentorship, peer support and accountability that women entrepreneurs need to succeed. This intensive 12 month business building program was designed by women entrepreneur, for women entrepreneurs, and is supported and backed by the best mentors, teachers and comes with access to the resources and help you need at this critical stage in your business growth.

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What you'll learn when you join our XXcelerator: 

  • Stop second guessing yourself. Gain the clarity you need to execute your plans with ease and vision.
  • Strengthen your leadership skills to build a stronger, more effective organization.
  • Never again will your financials be a mystery. Know exactly how all financial mechanisms work to drive your business forward, and gain the ability to forecast and look around corners.
  • Learn how to create a sustainable, repeatable and scaleable sales and marketing process for your business, and gain the knowledge to build a sales team from the bottom up. 
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This education and mentorship program was designed just for women entrepreneurs. It’s the program I wish had existed for us.
— Genevieve LeMarchal, founding entrepreneur

Watch the video to learn more:

  • Applications are open until October 17th.
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
  • Applicants will be selected by October 27th.
  • XXcelerator kicks off November 3rd.
 
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Inspired by and Created for Women Entrepreneurs, By Women Entrepreneurs.

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The 12 month program at a glance:

With a special emphasis and focus on sales and growth; not on pitching and demo days, participants will go through a monthly workshops, as well as one-on-one and ancilliary sessions, spread throughout 12 months. 

The 12 months also includes valuable mentorship, community and support from like-minded women entrepreneurs, top experts and mentors.

 

Month 1

Kick off & build your baseline

After a kick-off breakfast, entrepreneurs will complete an assessment that will serve as a baseline for the business to create a focused plan and aligned with what their business needs. The afternoon will include an intensive sales kickoff training to lay the foundation for a sustainable and repeatable sales and marketing process.

Optional support day session: Focus on income, burn rate, cash flow planning and financial road mapping. 

 

Month 2

create your financial roadmap

Entrepreneurs will analyze their expenses and financial needs to develop a growth strategy.

Optional support day session: Analysis of current traction to date.

 

 

Month 3

developing your growth strategy

Entrepreneurs will synthesize their financial roadmap and customer data to create a growth hypothesis and strategy testing plan.

Optional Support Day Session: Connecting Your Growth Plan & With Your Ideal Customer Profile.

 

Month 4

becoming irresistible to your customers

Connecting powerfully with your market means infusing your ideal customer persona into everything you do. This month we will learn how to go from "interesting" or "useful," to an irresistible product or service that your customers can't resist.

Optional Support Day: The marketing and sales relationship.

 

Month 5

systems and processes to support your growth and scale.

To take your growth to the next level, you'll need systems and processes in place. This month we will take everything you learned and focus on creating systems and processes to support your growth and scale.

Optional Support Day Session: Sustaining Your Growth. 

 

Month 6

marketing strategy and planning

Marketing workshop intensive. Analyze various channels, and create strategic goals and a focused, actionable marketing plan that can be executed against for 90 days. 

ptional Support Day Session: Sustaining Your Growth.

 

Month 7

people #1 - Recruiting, hiring and on-boarding talent.

Entrepreneurs will learn about using their growth strategy to hire well. They’ll learn the basics of recruiting, hiring process, and onboarding process to attract and retain talent.

Optional Support Day: Sussing Out People Problems.

 

Month 8

people #2 - Communication and management

Learn about essential communication skills, team coaching, performance management practices, and delegation.

Optional Support Day: Management Hot Seat. Ask experts for advice, coaching and support on your toughest questions.

 

Month 9

creating a culture

Learn about the underpinnings of successful company cultures, how to mindfully steward your culture, facilitate the growth of sustainable culture, how to engage your people.

Optional Support Day: TBD

 

Month 10

growth strategy refinement

Entrepreneurs will review their growth and assess how to build a more successful growth strategy.

Optional Support Day: Growth strategy hot seat

 

Month 11

Sales and marketing refinement - preparing for next steps

Entrepreneurs will review their sales progress and assess how to build a more successful sales strategy.

Optional Support Day: Financial documents. Preparing for end of year, tax strategy overview. 

 

Month 12

Financial Analysis and End-of-Program Reflection

Entrepreneurs take the End-of Program assessment and complete an annual deep dive that reviews and analyzes the financial performance of the business.

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FAQs

Do I have to be in Portland to join XXcelerator?

Participants in XXcelerator do not have to live in Portland, but they do have to be Oregon-based. Participants will need to be in Portland once a month minimum for the monthly workshop. A schedule of workshops will be announced in advance.

Does acceptance into XXcelerator come with funding from the XXcelerate Fund?

No, participation in XXcelerator and financing are not combined. Those interested in financing from the XXcelerate Fund will need to apply and undergo a separate process of vetting and underwriting. 

Does XXcelerator take equity in my business in exchange for participation?

No.

What stage of business should I be at to be a good fit for XXcelerator?

You should already have a product or service in the market that you are selling to customers. Early stage, beta stage or concept stage companies are not an ideal fit for XXcelerator. Participants in XXcelerator should be in the stages of preparing for scale and growth of their business.

Are scholarships available for participation in XXcelerator? 

Yes, we do have a limited number of scholarship spots available in XXcelerator. Please contact us to learn more.

How many spots are really available in XXcelerator? 

Personal connection and quality interaction are paramount to our model, we are also limited by the space at our chosen venue. The number of spots available is less than 30.