Welcome to XXcelerate
Entrepreneurs and small businesses are a critical part of our business ecosystem, but in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, womxn business owners are in extreme danger of going under.
Entrepreneurs need access to capital, business guidance, and peer mentorship now more than ever, but XXcelerate is stretched thin due to the Covid-19 disaster.
Our goal is to continue our support to this community through the next 6-12 months as we manage through the pandemic response, economic tumult, and recovery. Please help US help THEM with a donation today!
XXcelerate provides business support, education and pathways to funding for Oregon womxn entrepreneurs. We help them to grow their businesses, connect with resources and peer support, and scale profitably.
Impact Report 2020
As XXcelerate moves into its fifth year, we take a look back on the first three years of our XXcelerator and showcase how we were able to serve Oregon's womxn entrepreneurs during the pandemic. We share with you our community's stories, their needs and their hopes as we push forward together, ensuring that they have the resources to grow and thrive.Download PDF
We change the ratio
Despite starting businesses at twice the rate of men, womxn receive 3% of venture capital and less than 5% of SBA-backed bank loans. Our goal is for more womxn-owned businesses to be bankable, investable, and profitable.
Womxn launch 1,300 businesses per day in the United States. Despite this outsized growth, they receive a fraction of the capital and training they need to succeed. We are out to change that.
We meet you where you're at. We offer four programs to help entrepreneurs succeed: Navigation & Referral, Peer Mentorship, Growth Education and Capital Coaching.
Support XXcelerate by donating, volunteering, or becoming a mentor. We are also seeking business strategy and financial coaches. Ready to bring XXcelerate to your state? We’re expanding our model nationally!
Featured Cohort Participants
Learn more about the womxn-led businesses who have graduated from the XXcelerator program
Find the Program Right for You
We offer Navigation and Referrals, Capital Coaching, Peer Mentorship groups and an Education program. We’re accepting applications for XXcelerator’s Cohort 4 starting in February 2020.