The deadline is fast approaching for the XRC Cohort 5 Program application. XRC Labs would love to support more Parsons and New School alumni involved in the XRC Program as startup founders.

In the last cohort they invested in FFORA a company founded by Parsons Alumna and award-winning designer Lucy Jones. In the course of the 3-months, Lucy has developed and launched her new product. We would like to support more outstanding Alumni through the program.

XRC Program Startup Benefits:

  • Funding: 100k Net
  • Work Space on the Parsons Campus
  • Access to a Network of top-tier Brands and Retailers
  • Access to a Great Network of Industry Mentors
  • Access to Investors

About XRC Labs:

XRC Labs is an innovation accelerator for the next generation of disruptors in the retail and consumer goods sectors. A venture sponsored by world-class retailers and brands as well as founding sponsor organizations Kurt Salmon and Parsons School of Design at the New School, XRC Labs’ mission is to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, and partners who are able to rapidly design, launch, and iterate cutting-edge retail and consumer technologies, products, and services. XRC distinguishes itself by providing a unique wealth of influential sponsors, partners, investors, and advisors deeply rooted in the retail and consumer goods industries to its cohorts. XRC Labs sponsors include Intel, TJX, Best buy, Ralph Lauren, The GAP, Lowes, NACDS, NRF, RiLA, and Shoptalk, each of which plays active roles in the XRC Labs ecosystem.

If you know any entrepreneurs from the Parsons/ New School network who are disrupting fashion and retail please share this information and the link for them to apply HEREIf anyone is interested and would like more information on the program or expresses interest beyond the deadline please have them contact carlyann@xrclabs.com

Cohort 5 applications close on November 3rd, 2017 (XRC will continue to review applicants from the New School network on a rolling basis after the deadline until November 13th). The cohort will officially kickoff on January, 16th 2018.