Be one of the first to experience XLR8YOUTH,
a Youth Acceleration Challenge!

Are you an excited, inspired, creative, out-of-the-box young thinker who wants to spend two crazy weeks with us to dream and do impossible things?

We are excited to announce the launch of a new incubator and accelerator intensive program for Hawaiʻi youth.  This unique collaboration brings the entrepreneurship and investment savvy of SV/XLR8HI and the youth and community-empowering, passion project-work of EI together with our networks to support youth in designing solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow.  Our first-ever program runs July 15-26, at the downtown offices of XLR8HI, Hawaiʻi's Entrepreneurship Center.

Here are the steps in our process:

  • Stage 1: Applications open to youth ages 10-20 years old.

  • Stage 2: Video or face-to-face interviews with XLR8YOUTH coaches

  • Stage 3: Pilot cohort selected (20 participants max)

  • Stage 4: Pilot Phase 1 - Explore | Invent, July 15-19

  • Stage 5: Pilot Phase 2 - Build | Launch, July 22-26