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 Labs at Retail Summer School in NYC

On August 2nd, we were at Columbia Business School for the Retail Summer School event, organized by former retail analyst Richard Jaffe, together with ICR and Shoptalk, in an effort to educate and inform investors and academics on current retail trends and concepts. Our Founder & Managing Director, Pano Anthos, kicked off the afternoon session and addressed important ideas and issues impacting the retail sector. …


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 Labs Cohort 4 Startups Launch

This week we welcomed our Cohort 4 startups and are already impressed with this dynamic group that is innovating the retail and consumer goods sectors. Please join us as we unveil this new dynamic group on June 27 at our Launch Reception. Below you will find full details on the event. Hope you can join us. Please click to RSVP …


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 …



Launch Day: XRC Labs unveils Cohort 3 companies

Last night, we welcomed mentors, sponsors, investors, fellows and affiliates to the University Center of The New School to introduce our third cohort class.  Culled from 500+ applications, we found the Big Eight, companies we believe are poised to challenge advance the retail and consumer goods sectors. Our cohort 3 companies are: 29th century: an AI-powered virtual data analyst to …


500+ Applications!

We’re now in the process of reviewing the virtual pile of 500+ applications.  It’s very exciting!  Thanks to everyone who applied. There are definitely some great ideas and founder teams out there.  Stay tuned for more news about the upcoming cohort.