We are Xcelerate

We help women business owners overcome systemic inequities to grow their businesses and build economic power now. Our transformative community is changing the face of success in business to be more inclusive, authentic, and sustainable.

Your business matters to us all.

By providing access to gender and culturally competent resources, we can help you increase your self-efficacy and grow your business on your terms. We believe your success leads the way to a more equitable future for us all.

In 2023, Xcelerate provided our highest impact direct services to 181 women-and-gender expansive owned businesses with $26.9M in gross revenues and collectively employing 537 Oregonians. We also delivered educational workshops, panels, and events to 375 community members across the State, for a total of 1,909 service interactions.

Here’s what we can offer you.

Navigation Services

Where your path to growth begins. In a call, our staff will get to know you and your business, assessing your current size, plans for growth, and immediate needs and concerns.

72% reported not knowing where else to go for support

Business Advising

Real expertise, tailored to your needs. Get coaching from experts, demystify your legal landscape, and heal from the stress and surfaced trauma of running a business.

97% felt heard and seen by their coach

Peer Mentorship

Join a small group of owners, matched by growth stage and business needs. Share successes and struggles, collaborate and ideate, set goals and hold each other accountable.

80% of participants developed more robust growth goals

Growth Education

Dive deeper into important topics and build meaningful skills in areas like Growth Strategy and Mindset, HR and Leadership, Financial Management, Marketing, Operations and Sales.

92% found workshops relevant to building their skills

What's Happening at Xcelerate.

What’s happening at Xcelerate

Our community hosts a variety of events and opportunities to get involved throughout the year. We’d love to see you there.

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Business Sweet Spots & Valleys of Death Workshop

Join our dynamic workshop led by creative coach and financial whiz, Rosemary Brensen.

We can’t wait to meet you.

We’re always eager to hear from owners who need a hand and coaches ready to lend one. A team member will get in touch to explore what’s possible.

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