XRC Labs at Retail Summer School in NYC

On August 2nd, we were at Columbia Business School for the Retail Summer School event, organized by former retail analyst Richard Jaffe, together with ICR and Shoptalk, in an effort to educate and inform investors and academics on current retail trends and concepts. Our Founder & Managing Director, Pano Anthos, kicked off the afternoon session and addressed important ideas and issues impacting the retail sector. …

XRC Cohort 4 Launch Day Video Released

Our Cohort 4 Launch Event video is released! You can now watch our fourth cohort of startups presenting their disruptive business solutions that retailers are already excited about. From AI to 3D knitting, inclusive design, and an automation tool that helps brands turn social media comments into sales, this cohort represents a cross-section of the hottest topics in retail today. Learn …

Launch Day: XRC Labs unveils Cohort 4 companies

Last night we welcomed our creative and innovative community at the University Center of The New School to celebrate the kick-off of our fourth class. Mentors, sponsors, investors, alumni, fellows, and affiliates were invited to meet and mingle with our dynamic group of Cohort 4 startups. After the opening remarks of Joel Towers, Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design, …

XRC Cohort 4 Launch Day Photos

Last night we unveiled our Cohort 4 startups at our Launch Reception at the University Center of The New School. We hope you are impressed with this dynamic group that is innovating the retail and consumer goods sectors as much as we are! Save the date for our Demo Day on September 15th, to witness their evolution and progress throughout our 14-week program.
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XRC Labs Cohort 4 Startups Launch

This week we welcomed our Cohort 4 startups and are already impressed with this dynamic group that is innovating the retail and consumer goods sectors. Please join us as we unveil this new dynamic group on June 27 at our Launch Reception. Below you will find full details on the event. Hope you can join us. Please click to RSVP …

XRC Demo Day Video Released

Our Demo Day video is released. You can now watch our latest cohort of startups presenting their final retail solutions. From on-demand activewear manufacturing to indoor mapping services to artificially-intelligent visual search, our Cohort 3 is engaged to disrupt the face of retail transforming both how the consumer shops and how retailers are delivering services. To watch the video, click here …

XRC Cohort 3 Demo Day Recap

On April 7th, we presented our impressive Cohort 3 companies to the public. We couldn’t be but proud of this cohort and each company’s achievements. For 14 weeks, the startups have been attending workshops, classes, 1-on-1 consultations, meetings with mentors, and getting introductions to retailers and brands. We have challenged their assumptions, identified new business opportunities, and worked to maximize …

Reinge Relaunch with New York Men’s Fashion Week Event

On February 1st, our Cohort 1 company, previously known as RFM Clothing, celebrated its recent relaunch as Reinge with a New York Men’s Fashion Week event held at Avenue in Chelsea. Marking an exciting kick off to the new name and a new era, Reigne showcased several of the new designs from the upcoming collection, where over 200 guests from …

Fireside Chat with Michelle Bacharach

What’s your favorite thing about XRC Labs? The retailer relationships – the team knows everyone! 5 lessons learned from going through the cohort program at XRC – Make relationships for the long term. Not everything will or should have an immediate payoff. – Pick the metrics that you want to hit and work backward from there – Focus focus focus …