Zxlerator 2019

We want YOU to create the next billion dollar business for ABI this summer

Successful applicants will come to NYC and join our 11-week start-up accelerator where they’ll be trained in the Zx Operating System (OS) and lean startup methodology, supported by internal and external experts. ABI intrapreneurs will team up with summer interns and develop their own startup - identifying key problems and validating & testing solutions & business models to address them. At the end of the summer they will pitch their venture to senior leadership and Zx for funding to help shape the future of ABI.

Applications require sponsorship from your zone and participation must be fully funded. For more information, contact alexandra.savona@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:

  • A Real Problem. This could be a problem for ABI, our customers, or other stakeholders that is big, painful, disruptive but also relevant to the business. Examples can be found in the Overview above.

  • A Person. At least one intrepreneur ready to create the future of our business.

  • 11 Weeks+. Minimum 11-week full-time dedication in NYC (virtual option available for international teams) including commitment to drive your startup forward out of the accelerator and beyond.

  • Sponsorship. Full funding from your zone/sponsor.


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