It began with you. Now let’s grow together.

Xcelerate is a transformative community recognizing the systemic inequities and experiences of business owners who embody or share traits of womanhood, within or beyond the gender binary. We work together to build economic power for those traditionally marginalized by the system today, and into the future.

Read more on our gender statement here.

We support women business owners of Oregon.

We celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of people, wherever they are on their journey. Our programs serve women and gender non-conforming business owners in Oregon who have a growth strategy for their business beyond themselves.

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Evie Smith Hatmaker

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Kayin Talton Davis

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Jill Freeland

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A community that connects and uplifts us all.

The Xcelerate community is where owners, coaches, staff, and mentors come together to share support, knowledge, and resources.

"This program gave me a team of supportive friends, inspiring mentors, and outstanding leadership to lean on."

Ashley Lance
Owner of Fernweh Food Company

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Our programming

Coaching from experts in your area of need and industry.

We pair owners with coaches capable of understanding and empathizing with the full scope of their challenges and experience. Each coach you work with is prepared to help you tackle the present and open your eyes to the possibilities of the future.

Peer mentorship with a growth mindset.

Our peer mentorship program unites small groups of women by shared business stage and pain points. The bimonthly groups create space for owners to share their challenges, learn effective goal setting, receive accountability and wrap-around support from a growth mindset.

Education to deepen your understanding.

There’s always more to learn, whether you’re here to create an investor pitch, learn a new cash management strategy or to price your latest product. Our learning sessions and workshops are designed to help you dive deeper or fill gaps in your skills so you can move forward.

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We meet you where you are.

Our programming embodies a just-in-time and take-what-you-need approach designed to fit with your envisioned journey and the realities of your already busy life. Get the support you need, when and how you need it. Forge your own path to your definition of success.

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You make it happen.

The heart of a growing and successful business is a prepared and confident you. We also focus on supporting you on the personal journey to building self-efficacy. When you transform your approach, the pathway to securing more funding, building generational wealth, and evolving into a role model for others becomes more evident and clear.

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Reach out and see what’s possible.

Connect with us! Whether you are seeking support or would like to offer support, let us know what you are working on and we will schedule some time to talk with our team. Reach out below.

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XXcelerate is a 501(C)(3) Org.  |  EIN 82-1200543  |  Donations are Tax-deductible

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