Women-led companies will create a new layer of economic power in our country.

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Our Focus Points

XXcelerate provides a uniquely powerful combination of business education, peer support and coaching. Our approach is rooted in building the self-efficacy of women while providing them unfettered access to the resources they need to grow their businesses.

Founder Profile

  • Women who want to work for themselves, start a company, be a leader, create positive change, take care of their families and communities, or feel isolated and are seeking a community of like-minded peers.
  • Business is Oregon-based and women-led
  • Industry agnostic
  • Desire to participate in or contribute to the entrepreneurial ecosystem (community references, pitch competition participants, accelerator graduates, policy, etc.)
  • Exceptional, non-traditional opportunities

Social Impact & Research

  • Create local jobs and employment and training opportunities
  • Diversify the local entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Understand the needs of underrepresented founders
  • Design a system that can be replicated in other communities in Oregon and across the country
  • Observe and measure the power of peer networks in entrepreneurship
  • Assess the growth trajectory and priorities of women founders
  • Measure the power of entrepreneurial peer networks, collective power, and social capital
  • Foster a pipeline of women entrepreneurs

Education & Curriculum

  • Defining growth and scale
  • Finance, documentation, and accounting
  • Sales, benchmarking, and KPIs
  • Branding and marketing
  • Customer success and retention
  • Hiring, culture, core values
  • Capitalizing with bank loans, venture capital, and independence

Access to Capital & Funding

  • We provide Capital Readiness Coaching for all women founders considering equity and/or debt-based funding
  • Pursuing a loan? We’ll help with your loan application and introduce you to community partner lenders
  • We can support you with building your financial and fundraising strategy

Community, Coaching, Capital, Culture-Change

Entrepreneurs in typical accelerator programs are taught to fundraise, with very little emphasis on sales, growth and traction. XXcelerator takes a completely different approach.  

XXcelerator focuses on sales and growth, scaling operations, financial acumen and people strategy.


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The future of how we support women

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“Since the community, network and mentors are all women, it allows us to feel safe, be vulnerable, understood and define our own success.”