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 …

The Ones to Watch

Just two weeks ago, in mid-October, the eight companies in XRC Lab’s first cohort were hailed by Alleywatch as the “8 Hottest Consumer and Retail Startups in NYC“.   Joel Towers, Dean of Parsons, recognized the tremendous potential of the founders and companies in the first class. “XRC Labs is helping to bring the next generation of innovation and design to the …