XRC Labs Graduates Fourth Cohort of Startups

The latest class of disruptors leverages cutting-edge technology, from facial recognition to on-demand manufacturing, to solve critical retail challenges September 15, 2017 (New York) – XRC Labs, the innovation accelerator for the retail and consumer goods industries, graduated its fourth class of startups today. Founders of the 10 companies in Cohort 4 took center stage this morning at The New …


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 more …


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 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 …


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 …