The Ones to Watch


Just two weeks ago, in mid-October, the eight companies in XRC Lab’s first cohort were hailed by Alleywatch as the “8 Hottest Consumer and Retail Startups in NYC“.   Joel Towers, Dean of Parsons, recognized the tremendous potential of the founders and companies in the first class.

“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. 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.”

As XRC Program Director Angelia Müller noted,

“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.”  XRC’s ecosystem of mentors, sponsors, and management is perfectly designed to support the success of the founders.

You can read more about XRC and our first Cohort Companies here.

Evan Polivy