Accelerate Kitsap, Supporting Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners in Kitsap County with Business Education, Coaching, and Resources

Welcome to Accelerate Kitsap

Accelerate Kitsap (XLR8) provides small business owners, entrepreneurs, and other business professionals in Kitsap County with education, service, and support so that they can grow and prosper. Founded in 2012, XLR8 is a non-profit organization that collaborates with co-working businesses, economic development organizations, and local municipalities to support and deliver programs, events, and resources throughout Kitsap County. Learn more about us and our history.

Our business training enables entrepreneurs to participate in high-quality educational workshops and consulting conveniently and easily—without needing to cross the Puget Sound.

XLR8 is a group of experienced business and professional people from the Kitsap County community—meet us. We strive to help business owners develop a solid foundation and business strategy, so they can be successful. And, we work to help entrepreneurs build strong sustainable business enterprises by providing training and resources.

Business Coaching & Consulting at Accelerate Kitsap, Serving Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners in Kitsap County

Business Consulting & Coaching

Our consulting services are designed to help entrepreneurs develop and grow a successful business. Learn more

Launch & Learn Workshops at Accelerate Kitsap, Serving Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners in Kitsap County

Launch & Learn Workshops

Offered twice monthly, our workshops focus on current topics to help business owners stay up to date and keep growing. Learn more

Small Business Accelerator Program at XLR8 Kitsap, Serving Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners in Kitsap County

Small Business Accelerator Program

Our immersive 4-week program was created to help entrepreneurs prepare to become successful business owners. Learn more

Membership, Affiliates & Partners

We are grateful to all of the mutual support in our community!

OfficeXpats Coworking & Conference Center
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
NW Business Training Center
Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
Bainbridge Business Connection
Washington Economic Development Association
Washington State Microenterprise Association