zxlerator 2018

We’re Searching ABI to find $1BN ideas and intrepraneurs with a dream to launch new ventures in New York City this summer.

Successful applicants will come to NYC and join an 11-week start-up accelerator. They’ll be trained and supported by internal and external experts as they build, test and validate new business models. ABI intrapreneurs will team up with summer interns and develop their own startup - identifying key problems and validating solutions & business models to address them, helping shape the future of ABI. Current ABI employees are immersed in lean startup and design thinking tools & methods. Applications require sponsorship from your zone and participation must be fully funded. For more information, contact zxlerator@zx-ventures.com!


Who Should Apply?

Our goal is to find entrepreneurially-minded 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:

  • Dreamers. We're looking to start $1 Billion Businesses

  • 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 intrapreneurs ready to create the future of our business.

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

  • Minimum 11-week summer commitment in NYC (virtual options available for international team).

  • Sponsor from your zone.


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