zxlerator 2017

We're searching for teams of ABI employees to identify, analyze, and solve difficult challenges by leading projects through the accelerator this summer. We want founders, looking to create their own business within ours. 

Zxlerator is an 11-week start-up accelerator based in NYC. Participants are trained and supported by internal and external entrepreneurship experts as they build, test and validate new business models. ABI intrepreneurs have the chance to develop their own startup by identifying a key problem in their business unit and validating solutions & business models that will help ABI shape & create the future. Current ABI employees are immersed in lean startup and design thinking tools & methods. Applications are open to both interested individuals and teams, and require sponsorship from your zone. For more information, contact zxlerator@zx-ventures.com!

ApplICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 2017

Contact us at zxlerator@zx-ventures.com to learn more

 

Who Should Apply?

Our goal is to find entrepreneurially-mined founders within ABI who want to solve real problems central to our business & customers. Sound interesting to you? Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • True self-starters. Someone who can show that their actions have led to impact within or outside ABI.

  • Excellent strategic and analytical thinkers. You will be trusted to develop plans to improve our business and adapt to evolving responsibility as the business grows.

  • Intensely curious individuals who are passionate about understanding consumers and are driven to discover their unmet needs. We want people to answer: What are key problems you face in your business? What about for our customers? New markets or opportunities we should be tackling? New technologies we should be leveraging?

Process, Logistics, & Requirements

Zxlerator startups go through a rigorous application process. Requirements for each startup includes:

  • Identify a real problem within your business unit. This could be a problem for ABI, our customers, or other stakeholders. Existing projects that have stagnated are also welcome.

  • Gather your team of at least 2 ABI intrepreneurs ready to create the future of our business. Individual applications, with or without a problem statement, will also be considered.

  • Be ready to commit 100%. This includes commitment to drive your startup forward out of the accelerator and beyond.

  • Minimum 10-week summer commitment in NYC (4 week available for international team).

  • Sponsor from your zone.


Listen to Pedro Earp, our Chief Disruptive Growth Officer, describe the ZxLerator here.