Bonding with Beverages: The MET

This week’s Bonding with Beverages is brought to by water, because this time we kept it family-friendly PG. Nothing says style and innovation more than an @xrclabs field trip #manusxmachina pic.twitter.com/CtyWLwh52p — Leslie C Cohen (@LeslieCohen212) June 26, 2016 If you haven’t been to The MET recently – or at all – we recommend you do, and soon! The museum …


Bonding with Beverages: Lowline Tour

This series is called bonding beverages in which XRC Labs community builds over field trips and social outings. How many accelerators take you on a tour of the city? ….no idea, but WE do! This past Sunday, June 19th, XRC Labs spent the afternoon bonding with our team and companies in a not-as-big-as-expected tour of the Lowline and an enthusiastic food …


Looq

Looq makes shopping simple, allowing customers to shop all of their favorite brands in one place and gain access to exclusive offers, product launches, and style tips. The Looq app revolutionizes mobile commerce by offering more features and information than brand-specific apps, and displays only shoppable, rich, interactive content to drive sales.


Made In NYC

Made In NYC is a full service machine shop platform revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. It harnesses a network of manufacturers able to provide access to the production tools necessary for projects on every scale. Its mission is to encourage entrepreneurship, support the local manufacturing sector, and create employment for the city’s diverse workforce.


Post From The Past

Post From The Past is a mysterious monthly subscription box service in which you receive packages from people in the past. Hear their voices and uncover their stories through an immersive physical and digital journey.


Office Update: Makings of a Monday

The makings of a Monday at the XRC headquarters involves A LOT of proposals and pitches, no… not the marrying or singing kind — the branding and strategy kind. We never said we knew how to crack a good pun, if you’re looking for some solid dad jokes, turn to our head of Strategic Partnership, Sumeet, Dad Joke Extraordinaire. It’s been a …


Office Update: Wired Wednesday

This week started off in madness, but the best kind of chaos, adrenaline and excitement. The Fellows program began Monday, where the cohorts had the opportunity to pick apart the minds of our specialists, the Fellows. They are here to help our start-ups with their business needs, strategy, and the like. “Uh…What are fellows exactly?” …you might ask. The XRC Fellows …


Aanchal Jiwrajka

Aanchal is a fashion professional with experience that spans from established magazines such as VOGUE India to e-commerce startups such as Moda Operandi. Growing up in different parts of India and Indonesia, Aanchal earned a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design in Mumbai, India and then went on to pursue her dreams in New York City at Parsons School of Design. …


Alice Ho

Alice Ho is the co-founder of Yan Artisans, a production and craftsmanship focused artisan hub and incubator. She is passionate about innovation, sustainability and productivity. Born into a family of entrepreneurs in the textile and apparel industry, Alice has had experience in the fashion industry supply chain, production, manufacturing, sourcing, marketing, sales and management. She hopes to disrupt the conventional …


Jeffrey Park

Jeffrey is a Designer with experience in product design, wearable technology, and user experience research. He is enrolled in Parson’s MS of Strategic Design & Management Program and concurrently working at VSP Global, where he was a key contributor in establishing the Innovation Lab, “The Shop”. During his time at VSP, Jeffrey has contributed to high profile projects with Google, …