Our Mission:


We are here to empower young people in low-resource communities to achieve exponential success through entrepreneurship. We call them Exponentialists.


Our Mission

With nearly half the world’s population living on less than $2.50 per day, there are millions of young people who have the entrepreneurial spirit and the raw talent to do great things, but their economic hardships prevent them from the education and opportunities to ever realize that talent.

That’s why we exist...to find, educate, and empower these young people so they can transform their lives and the communities around them.


We strive to create Exponentialists through:



An after-school entrepreneurship educational program



A podcast featuring real-life exponentialists



An incubator where students bring their business ideas to life



An international extension of RISE in Medellin, Colombia


Our Impact

By the time every one of our students graduates, he or she will be an ACTUAL entrepreneur. In each of our classroom programs, our students actually create small teams to identify a product, analyze the opportunity, produce it, and sell it before the end of the semester. And the best part...they actually get a check for a portion of the profits generated by their creation.

Our students don’t just open a textbook. They see the FULL entrepreneurial cycle in action, from creation to monetization. Further, our programs emphasize that students helping themselves (i.e. starting their own business) will actually help their communities that are also in need (i.e. creating jobs, valuable new services, etc). This is what entrepreneurship is all about.


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Get Involved

The Exponentialists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit led by a team of students from The University of Texas at Austin. If you are interested in helping us further our mission, you can support us by applying to be on the team, volunteering as a mentor, or making a donation.


Apply to be on the team

Volunteer As a Mentor

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