We focus on three tracks of active learning
"There is an undercurrent of sexism in so much of the business world. XXcelerate defies that norm and provides a safe space to scale our businesses."
FOUNDER, SPELA COSMETICS
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 for a monthly class session and a monthly workshop. The schedule of dates will be made available in advance.
Does acceptance into XXcelerator come with funding from the XXcelerate Fund?
No. Participation in XXcelerator and financing are not combined. However, graduation from the XXcelerator is a pre-requisite for applying to the loan program. Those interested in financing from the XXcelerate Loan Program will need to apply and undergo a separate process of vetting and underwriting.
Does XXcelerator take equity in my business in exchange for participation?
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 the XXcelerator. Participants in the XXcelerator should be in the early stages of preparing to scale and grow their business based on a tangible and validated service or product.
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 accept between 10-12 individuals for each cohort. We host two cohorts a year, Spring and Fall.
How do I apply?
We have open application periods where we accept and vet applicants for the XXcelerator. For Spring 2020 applications are open in January. For Fall 2020, applications are open in June.