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.

About the Program
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XXcelerate is hiring!

We are looking for the right human to lead the administration of our office into our next stage of growth. An exciting opportunity to be part of a small but mighty team of community-minded individuals making an impact for women entrepreneurs in Oregon.


Rational Unicorn Legal Services & XXcelerate's
Legal Support Services Program

In 2021, XXcelerate and Rational Unicorn Legal Services established the Legal Support Services Program to serve vulnerable womxn- and BIPOC-owned businesses. This program attempts to remedy the hardships vulnerable entrepreneurs face so they can survive and thrive as an important and critical part of Oregon’s economic landscape.
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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.

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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.

The Problem

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.


Our Solution

We meet you where you're at. We offer four programs to help entrepreneurs succeed: Navigation & Referral, Peer Mentorship, Growth Education and Capital Coaching.


Get Involved

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

Beetroot Market & Deli

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Freeland Spirits

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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.

A year ago I had one FT employee and I currently have 4 and an intern. I now know and understand the finances of running my business and know where I'm going. The peer aspect of the program was priceless and I am forever grateful that I was accepted into this program.

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Investors, Partners & Sponsors

The XXcelerate Fund is made possible by the support of these visionary organizations and generous individuals.