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 …

Launch Day 2016: Cohort 2

We are excited to welcome our second class of innovators. Read: Cheers… drinks all around *clink* Last night XRC Labs celebrated its second-ever launch day. The networking event took place at The New School, welcoming a great cross-section of our sponsors, investors, and communities. What’s great about an accelerator program is the ability to change course and develop an entirely new …

XRC Cohort 2 Candidate Social

It’s not enough just to submit an application and a pitch deck.  As part of XRC’s Cohort 2 selection process, XRC management, sponsors, mentors, and Cohort 1 alumni gathered on Thursday night (April 7th) at Parsons to meet with startup leaders. With hundreds of applications and interested founders, it’s important we get to know each other. XRC invited industry mentors and sponsors …

In the Minds of Entrepreneurs

Ever wonder how differently an entrepreneur, an innovator, might think and solve problems? On January 20, 2016, in front of a crowd of more than 3,000,  XRC Managing Director, Pano Anthos, moderated the closing keynote panel presentation featuring founders from five of the first cohort companies at the NRF Big Show 2016 .  Each of the founders spoke of how …