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WearAway and Nicole Miller

WearAway, a cohort 2 company, is expanding its product offering by giving users access to designer archived collections.  Nicole Miller has signed on to be the first designer in this new program, and plans to make 300 styles available to WearAway users in about two weeks.  You can reach more about this exciting new collaboration in this article in WWD.   …


XRC company Seashells launches with immediate cash back platform

XRC company Seashells launches and gives you immediate cash back from 150 retailers — (e.g. Amazon 3%) — when you buy a gift card for yourself. No strings attached. I know. It sounds weird. Why would I buy a gift card for myself? Because you immediately get back: Amazon — 3% Sephora — 7% Itunes — 6% +147 more You …


500+ Applications!

We’re now in the process of reviewing the virtual pile of 500+ applications.  It’s very exciting!  Thanks to everyone who applied. There are definitely some great ideas and founder teams out there.  Stay tuned for more news about the upcoming cohort.    


Caraa on Project Runway Fashion Startup

Tomorrow night (Thursday, November 10th), Aaron Luo will be making a pitch on Project Runway Fashion Startup.   Along with his co-founder, Carmen Chen Wu, Aaron will present an investment proposal for their brand, Caraa Sport, to the panel of four investors on the show: Birchbox co-founder Katia Beauchamp, Gwynnie Bee founder Christine Hunsicker, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, and Garry Wasner, a mentor …


Today’s the LAST DAY to Apply to Cohort 3!

Today is the LAST DAY to apply to be part of our third cohort! Do you really want to miss out on the chance to be part of an innovation accelerator and ecosystem that includes Partners such as Kurt Salmon, the global retail consulting firm and Parsons, the world’s leading design and fashion school. Sponsors that range from technology innovators …


Augmenting the Retail Experience

This coming Wednesday, Pano will be speaking at the the Augmenting the Retail Experience event hosted by Samsung Accelerator.  Pano, whose background includes experience in the gaming industry, will be part of a panel of speakers including a professor of computer science from Columbia University, an innovation manager at Target, and head of insights at Blippar.  They will be sharing …


Rachel Zoe and by REVEAL

Rachel Zoe will be showcasing her collection in by REVEAL at the Roosevelt Field Mall this weekend.  This is the first time a major women’s fashion brand will be presented in the Reveal, which is equipped with dressing rooms, mirrors, and RFID tech, all in a 6 foot-by-6 foot luxury space. We are so proud and happy for our Cohort 2 alum!  To …


Loomia named Start Up of the Year

Loomia was named START UP OF THE YEAR at the inaugural Wareable Tech Awards!  We can’t even begin to say how excited, proud and happy we are for Maddy and her enterprise. Loomia is in amazing company; other winners include Apple, Amazon and Garmin for their new product offerings.  Please join us in congratulating Maddy and Loomia. For more details, …