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There’s a New Accelerator in town…

XRC Labs, an accelerator established earlier this year in partnership with Parsons School of Design and global management consulting firm Kurt Salmon, is announcing its first class today in NYC today with 8 retail and consumer goods startups.

Earlier in the year, XRC put out a call for applications for New York’s first retail and consumer goods accelerator which is a 10 week program focused on startups across all stages. The program will provide the accepted startups with access to first in class mentorship from the retail sector, branding expertise, and design resources while being housed in the heart of the city.

Angelia Muller from XRC Labs is heading up the program and recently told us that “We are excited to launch the first cohort of our program, which features exceptional startup companies in the retail and consumer goods space,. These markets are massive, hard to crack, and here to stay, which is why it is so important to foster an ecosystem of visionaries who can deliver experiences and innovations that haven’t really been done before.”

This inaugural class comes with stellar educations, previous exits, and domain expertise across on demand technologies, personalization, payments, retail and ecommerce technology, luxury, fashion, and personalization.

“XRC Labs is helping to bring the next generation of innovation and design to the retail industry, and Parsons is thrilled to be a part of the first cohort class,” says Joel Towers, Dean of Parson. “We are seeing technology being used in the design industry more and more,– these new companies will be key in continuing to grow and evolve the industry.

The program will culminate with a demo day at the National Retail Federation Conference later this year. But we took a look at each of the startups before then…




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About the author: Reza Chowdhury

Reza Chowdhury is the CEO and Founder of AlleyWatch, the largest media property focused on the NYC tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is also the Founder of New York Startup Lab, a software development firm with a specific focus on early stage companies. Previously, Reza was involved with several entrepreneurial ventures and began his career as securities trader on Wall Street. Recognized as a global thought leader, Reza has been named one of the 100 most influential people in NYC Tech by TechWeek on multiple occasions and is a NYC Venture Fellow, a world-class, year-long fellowship program designed to help high-potential entrepreneurs scale their ventures. Reza routinely speaks on the global startup ecosystem and is an advisor to advisor to SD Asia and Dublin Globe, two organizations that are fostering the growth of local entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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