Launch-X Accelerator

Welcome to CalXStars.com Launch-X

Cal-X Stars offers a 5 year accelerator program exclusively for cardiovascular and social good impact companies. Cal-Xelerator offers 12 or 15 1/2 (108 days) startup launch programs for any type of company.

12 and 15 1/2 Week Accelerator Programs

Cal- Xelerator Startup Launch Accelerator - We invest up to $6K per full time founder that re-locates full time for the duration of the program into a co-working space in Santa Monica. We mentor the Cal-Xelerator startup launch companies for 12 or 15 1/2 weeks to prepare them for a DEMO day and road show (if chosen) to take place after they graduate. The process starts with a full business analysis and the creation of a 15 page report on strengths and weaknesses. A customized mentoring plan is developed for each company. We provide assistance in all areas of business development including; pitch deck, business plan, company video, web site, social media marketing, patenting strategy, microloans, microlicensing, crowdfunding campaign development, movement development, sales and distribution strategies, product development, team building, advisor board development, trade show strategy and implementation, blog development, innovation culture development and content. Companies may work from their homes or any of our suggested co-working spaces as long as they are no further than 15 minutes from our Santa Monica headquarters. Mentoring is done in person or by Google+ Hangouts or Skype. Usually one hour sessions once or twice a week.

5 Year Business Accelerator

Cal-X Stars is the only 5 year business accelerator focused on cardiovascular life science and social good impact innovations. We attend over 20 cardiology and dozens of social good impact conferences annually promoting our portfolio companies. Our base is in Santa Monica, California where our portfolio companies are primarily incubated in co-working spaces in the local startup ecosystem all within walking distance of our headquarters offices at 6th and Broadway. We are working on establishing a new physical life science laboratory incubator in Santa Monica in joint venture with a number of partners. We have satellite operations in San Diego and the San Francisco Bay area. In the San Francisco Bay Area we support Leonhardt's Launchpads at the University of Northern California Science and Technology Innovation Center. Leonhardt Ventures is the controlling equity partner in Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. and to date has provided the lions share of the capital to fund the seed stage development of the most the portfolio companies. About 3/4's of the startups in our Cal-X Stars accelerator come from Leonhardt Venture's laboratories and venture creation labs, the other 1/4 are from outside applicants or selected partners. In 2013 Leonhardt Ventures and Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. announced a special alliance with the Alfred Mann Foundation spin out company Core Manufacturing www.core-manufacturing.com located about 30 minutes north of Santa Monica in Valencia, California for cGMP manufacturing and product development services in the cardiovascular life science sector. Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator is supported by over 70 experienced mentors, advisors and team members http://www.calstockexchange.com/team-cal-x/ and a 35 person Scientific Advisory Board comprised of world leaders in cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure, peripheral vascular sciences and stem cell research - http://www.calstockexchange.com/team-cal-x/

Both Cal-Xelerator and Cal-X Stars partner with Kindheart Lionheart Media Co. www.kindheartlionheart.com for the development of company videos, story telling boards, interactive magazines, brochures and reports, trade show materials, public relations, speaking engagements, YouTube Channels, Blogs, Online Radio Shows and auditions for crowdfunding pitch shows such a Crowdfund! The American Dream on CNBC, Lions Den Online TV Program, CrowdfunderTV and RealityCrowdTV.

Cal-X Stars and Cal-Xelerator partner with Cal-X Crowdfund Connect www.calxcrowdfund.com for crowdfunding campaign planning, execution and resources.

“The men and women that hold high places must be the first to start to mold a new reality closer to the heart.”
-Neal Peart


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Develop New Business

We work with founders on their ideas, as well as conceive our own ideas in-house – then we assemble talent and teams to create new companies. We start with analyzing each company thoroughly and we provide a 15 page report identifying strengths and weaknesses. The report concludes with a Probability of Survival Score. Based on this analysis we provide to the company a 5 year mentoring and funding road map.

Assist Emerging Companies

Cal-X Stars goes longer and further than any other business accelerator in assisting companies to grow. Our program is a 5 year program where we intensively help with all aspects of company development as a working co-founder and partner. This help extends through all phases of growth including product design, team building, management systems, innovation processes, web site development, business strategy, business development, fund raising and marketing and PR.

Only Accelerator in Direct Link Partnership with The California Stock Exchange (Cal-X) Registering to become a Stock Exchange for social good impact and life science companies.

Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. is meant to be a feeder of star cardiovascular and social good impact companies to Cal-X The California Stock Exchange which is the process of completing a registration application with the SEC. Cal-X has the goal to be the third major stock exchange in the USA serving as bridge from early stage financing to a listing on a major stock exchange. Read More

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• The securities may be sold only to accredited investors, which for natural persons, are investors who meet certain minimum annual income or net worth thresholds; > $200K individual income or $300K joint.  > $1 million in assets excluding primary residence.
• The securities are being offered in reliance on an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and are not required to comply with specific disclosure requirements that apply to registration under the Securities Act;
• The Commission has not passed upon the merits of or given its approval to the securities, the terms of the offering, or the accuracy or completeness of any offering materials;
• The securities are subject to legal restrictions on transfer and resale and investors should not assume they will be able to resell their securities; and
• Investing in securities involves substantial high risk, and investors should be able to bear the loss of their investment

RISK WARNING:  The Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. portfolio of innovations and startup companies are all early stage. The investment risk is very high and investors should be in position to lose all their investment without hurting their financial security.  This 506c offering is limited to accredited investors only with > $1 million in assets excluding their primary residence. The offering will be posted on authorized accredited investor only portal sites that verify accreditation qualification such as www.crowdfunder.com, www.healthiosxchange.com, www.equitynet.com and www.angelist.co   These portals and other outside service providers assist in verifying with reasonable assurance the accredited status of any potential investor.   Merriman Capital http://www.merrimanco.com/ has been hired as an advisory registered broker dealer for this offering.  Any potential investor should review all risks published within our private placement memorandum that is available upon written request to email hleonhardt@aol.com or via the above mentioned password protected portals.
Note – New 506c regulations allow general advertising and up to 2000 shareholders while remaining private – http://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2013/33-9415.pdf

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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IMPORTANT LEGENDS (ANY POTENTIAL INVESTOR PLEASE READ)

Securities offered under Rule 506(c) may be purchased only by accredited investors = persons with > $1 million in assets excluding their home and vehicles or whom have income > $200,000 the past two years consecutively or > $300,000 income as a couple.  Accreditation status must be verified via documentation of credible third parties in a position to provide accurate verification. Investors in this offering should have experience in making early stage investments.

Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. develops early stage innovations and startups.  By nature the risk is very high for these type of investments.  Any investor should be fully prepared without reserve to lose all their investment.  Our high focus on developing implantable devices and biologics for treating heart failure add exceptionally higher levels of risk as the products require multiple stages of clinical trials costing many millions of dollars and require high intellectual property protection to succeed commercially.  The patent landscape in these areas of participation are wrought with potential for litigation.  A high number of clinical trials in the heart failure space fail to prove greater safety and efficacy compared to currently available choices.  A high number of early seed stage innovations fail to ever make it to market and even a smaller number become commercial successes.  This type of investment is NOT appropriate for nest egg savings.

• The securities are being offered in reliance on an exemption from the registration requirements of the  150Securities Act and are not required to comply with specific disclosure requirements under the Securities Act; the Commission has not passed upon the merits of or given its approval to the securities, the terms of the offering, or the accuracy or completeness of any offering materials; the securities are subject to legal restrictions on transfer and resale and investors should not assume they will be able to resell their securities; and investing in securities involves risk and purchasers should be able to bear the loss of the entire investment. Private funds would be required to include a legend informing investors that the funds are not subject to the protections of the Investment Company Act.