XRC Never Sleeps

It’s been nearly two weeks since Demo Day and our second cohort program has come to an end. During this time a thought has probably crossed your mind: what now? Well, the irony of this situation is that our 10-week intensive helps build and brand a company but the very nature of a start-up is that it only really starts-up after …

Fung Global Retail and Tech Demo Day Review

Fung Global Retail and Tech, the think tank dedicated to sharing retail market intelligence and analyzing, among other things, the next big thing, came to our Demo Day.  Just in case you missed the Big Day, you can read FGRT’s excellent recap of the event and our cohort.  (You can also download your own copy of the review from their …

Demo Day: The Reveal

WE DID IT! We can finally exhale now… right? First, we experienced excitement, then adrenaline and complete frenzy, but ultimately a feeling of relief and accomplishment when it all came together. The day was such a success and we are incredibly proud of the XRC Team, as well as our killer Cohort 2 companies. Congratulations to you all! This community would not …

T-1 Day to Demo Day: Cohort 2 Update

With Demo Day only a day away…we might as well start filtering our coffee through an IV drip. Are you as wired as we are? Many days and pitch perfect practices later…or was it practicing perfect pitches. Wait! Sorry… I meant, we’re practicing our pitches to perfect them. You get the gist, we are on a final day crunch and …

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 …

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 …