MADDY MAXEY WINS THE LORD & TAYLOR ROSE AWARD

We congratulate Maddy Maxey, the founder and CEO of our cohort 2 Loomia, for receiving the Lord & Taylor Rose Award at Marie Claire’s first-ever Young Women’s Honors awards ceremony, aiming to celebrate inspirational women of grit, grace, and greatness. Being selected as one of the amazing female millennials who do amazing things, Maddy is certainly leading the way to a future …

Gleem & Co on the Top 15 Women-Led NYC Startups List

We are proud to announce that Gleem & Co from our cohort 1 was recently picked as one of the Top 15 Women-Led Startups in NYC. Along with others, such as Rent The Runway and Bustle, Gleem & Co  has been selected by The Farm as one of the most successful startups “winning the uphill battle that female-led startups are currently …

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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.   …

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, …

Furnishr Building Brand

Furnishr, the turn-key home furnishing company from Cohort 2, has hired Daniel Wallock to help them scale and to streamline processes for customer acquisition.  Daniel has experience working with BMW, the American Heart Association and the University of California, Santa Barbara.  You can read more about this new collaboration in the PRWeb article here. (Photo: One of the many Furnishr …

Maddy Maxey Featured in Wareable

Wareable met with Maddy to discuss her exploration into wearable technology.  “Creating simple, printable, stretchable smart fabrics is an essential step for smart clothing manufacture,” Maddy notes.  To read more, check out the article here.  

Intel on NBC: Talking Tech, XRC and by REVEAL

Rachel Mushahwar, Head of America Sales, Retail, Hospitality and CPG at Intel, recently spoke with host Scott McGrew of NBC’s press:here.  Along with panelists Michal Lev-Ram and Rich Jaroslovsky, Rachel spoke about the difficulties traditional stores have in keeping customers engaged.  While the vast majority of sales continue to take place in brick-and-mortar stores (jokingly referred to as “friggin’ mortar …

Press Release: Accelerator XRC Labs Inks Deal with ThoughtWorks

XRC Labs is proud to announce that ThoughtWorks has joined our sponsor team.  ThoughtWorks is a software company and global technology consulting firm headquartered in Chicago.  With offices in 14 countries, ThoughtWorks is well positioned to help clients bring their technology goals to life across a variety of business sectors, including e-business and retail. You can read the full press release …

PRESS RELEASE: Applications to XRC Labs’ Third Cohort are Live

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, NY  September 16, 2016 – Today, XRC Labs announced that it is now accepting applications for its third cohort. The New York City-based accelerator is focused on unlocking the next generation of opportunities in the retail and consumer goods industries. Its third program will run from January 3, 2017 to April 10, 2017. XRC Labs’ …