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XRC STARTUPS IN THE NEWS

Cohort 5:

Chatbots Magazine - The State of Chatbot Commerce in 2017

benzinga - CONVRG Announces Launch of of Chatbot and Voice Experiences Across RECORDING ACADEMY Digital Channels

WeeklyHub - Lexset.Ai $800000 Fundraising. Leslie Oliver Karpas Submitted May 10 D Form/

Forbes - LexSet Is About To Revolutionize Interior Design With NextGen AI

TechCrunch - Home decorating gets a new AR toolkit thanks to Intellectual Ventures' new incubator

Forbes - LexSet Is About To Revolutionize Interior Design With NextGen AI

NowThis News - This company has a brilliant and environmentally friendly way to break your addiction to plastic water bottles

TechCrunch - Reefill wants you to drink more tap water

Technical.ly - This Brooklyn startup wants to disrupt the way you drink water

Digital Trends - Ditch plastic bottles with this smartphone-activated water fountain

ENTREVESTOR: Halifax startup making waves in facial recognition

BioMetric Update - Startup RetailDeep develops facial recognition retail automation system

Cohort 4:

Yahoo Beauty - 7 Amazing Brands We Discovered at the Indie Beauty Expo

LA Times - The life lesson Tyra Banks taught a crowd about beauty — and being real — during Beautycon L.A.

Well & Good - 6 buzzy indie beauty brands you should know

Mind Body Green - These 5 Indie Beauty Brands Are About To Explode

Fashion Unfiltered - 10 Spill-Proof Face Washes to Pack This Weekend

The Beau Parlour - A full skincare routine with a tablet? Feather & Bone Face Gems Face Wash!

Newswire - Kid Things Launches Text Shopping Solution for Busy Parents

Forbes - Former Googler Launches 'Pandora For Fashion' Site

PYMNTS - Affinity Startup Creates Fashion Site

Cohort 3:

Entrepreneur - How Research, Research and More Research Led the Co-Founder of Billie to a Successful Launch

Retail Dive - Startup subscription service Billie secures $6M in funding round

Xconomy - No “Pink Tax”: Billie, a Shave Club for Women, Raises $6M

Ally Watch - Billie Raises $6M to be the Dollar Shave Club for Women

Beauty Packaging - Billie Raises $6M for New Razor Subscription Service

NY Business Journal - Pink tax' opponent Billie scores backing from Silverton Partners

GLAMOUR - The Pink Tax Revolution Is Here, and It’s Being Led by Women

MediaPost - Billie Makes Mundane Magical

PSFK - How Automatic Refills Are Enhancing Subscription Services

NBC News - 10 skills you already have that can reinvent your career

Glamour - Billie's Razor Subscription Service Is Paying Women Back for the Pink Tax

The Verge - Billie is a women’s version of the Dollar Shave Club

Racked - New Brand Billie Offers Women an Alternative to Dollar Shave Club

Brandchannel- Is Billie a Shero — or the Female Dollar Shave Club?

Mashable - Billie is making women's razors as cheap as Dollar Shave Club

Crain's - Women get their own version of Dollar Shave Club

Hypebae - Billie Is Changing the Startup Industry One Razor at a Time

Mic - Meet Billie, a subscription box shaving service aimed at destroying the unfair “pink tax”

LifeHacker - Billie Delivers a Smooth Shave, Without the Pink Tax

Best Products - The Best Razors for Women for the Smoothest Legs Ever

Esquire - 45 Foolproof Gifts for the Woman in Your Life

My Domaine - The New Wellness Products Everyone's Talking About in 2018

GeekWire - Cartogram raises more cash from Cyanogen founder, Bing Maps vet for mapping tech startup

Tech Crunch - Don’t know what they want? Give a pre-swappable Snappy Gift

Startup Beat - Lightning Pitch: Snappy Gifts making present purchasing better for everyone

IndustryWeek - Why Made-in-USA Fashion is Turning Heads

WWD - On-Demand Activewear Maker Ziel to Partner With Gwynnie Bee

LA Times - Model Candice Huffine to launch activewear line in September

Cohort 2:

BioTechnology News - Global Smart Mirrors Market Dynamics, Segments and Supply Demand 2017-2021

Asian Review - Livestreaming brings US fashions to Chinese shoppers

Expert Consulting News - Global Smart Mirrors Market In-Depth Analysis of the Segmentation Which Comprises Product Type, Business Strategies, Development Factors and Forecast 2021

EIN News - Retail Thought Leaders to Gather at 8th Annual RetailNext Executive Forum

Herald Courier - Zuckerberg Media, JD.com and Glossier to Speak at NRF’s Shop.org 2018 Conference

Forbes - Pop-Ups Are Popping Up Everywhere

FashNerd - NYFW: Intel Disrupts and Transforms the Fashion Industry

Betakit - Furnishr Splits $100,000 at Fierce Founders Bootcamp Pitch Competition

AlleyWatch - Women in NYC Tech: Karen Lau of Furnishr

Pymnts.com - Warby Of X: Furnishr, D2C Home Furnishing

Cision - Furnishr Hires 20-Year-Old College Student Marketer Who’s Earned his Clients $175,000 in the Last 3 Months

LinkedIn - Retail gets a new BFF – and six more predictions for the industry in 2017

PSFK - Designing Products That Do More For Us

Wired - Is Your Startup Stalled? Pivot to Blockchain

Entrepreneur - If You Want Your Team to Succeed, This Entrepreneur Says Provide Them the 'Water' To Help Them Grow

IBM - Blockchain reinvents the consumer experience

Business Insider - Loomia is a Brooklyn-based startup that wants your clothes to be smarter and it's using the blockchain to do it

Entrepreneur - If You Want Your Team to Succeed, This Entrepreneur Says

Forbes - The Limit Does Not Exist: The Scrappy And Resourceful CEO

Forbes - Apple Watch Series 2 Named Wearable Of The Year

Wired - Apple Watch Series 2 and HTC Vive are the big winners at the inaugural Wareable Tech Awards

Wareable - Loomia's Madison Maxey shows us the building blocks of future smart clothing

LVHM - Viva Technology 2017, 32 finalist startups for LVMH Innovation Award

New Atlas - Smart cloth can turn a tabletop workspace into one huge trackpad

Business Service News - Asia-Pacific Smart Mirrors Market Dynamics 2017: Opportunities, Risks and Driving Factors to 2022

satPRnews - Smart Mirrors Market Analysis and Forecast 2022: by Recent Trends, Developments in Manufacturing Technology and Regional Growth Overview

Daily News KS - Industry Box PC MArket Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends and Forecast 2017-2022

Digital Trends - The Perseus smart mirror shows you so much more than your reflection

Huffington Post - Meet Perseus: The World’s First Smart Mirro

DigiDay - 'QVC on steroids': China sees the rise of web video commerce

WSJ - ShopShops Aims at Chinese Consumers Via Live Streaming

PSFK - China Pioneers Live Streaming Retail Experience For Young Consumers

Forbes - Small U.S Brands Try Cracking the China Market With Live Streams

Jing Daily - How Chinese Consumers Engage with Luxury Livestreamers

Jing Daily - WeChat Uses Mini-Programs to Enter Live-Streaming Shopping Arena

Fashionista - Meet ShopShops, an Interactive, Online Retail Experience For Fashion-Savvy Chinese Consumers

WWD - TWearAway to Offer Users Select Access to Designer Archives Starting With Nicole Miller

Cohort 1:

DigiDay - Everything that's wrong with Amazon

Well and Good - The Secret to Looking Put Together, No Matter How Early Your Workout Is

Forbes - Fashion Startup Caraa Aims To Be The Go-To Luxury Athleisure Bag

Electrify - Caraa: The Luxury Gym Bag For The Modern Woman

WWD - Caraa’s Gym Bags Merge Fashion and Function

Fast Company - Found: The Perfect Work-Life Bags For Women

Observer - This Luxe Athletic Bag Will Improve Your Gym-to-Work Experience

Leanluxe - Startups have given up on good, old-fashioned (non-tech) product innovation

Adweek - Personalization Is a Priority for Retailers, but Can Online Vendors Deliver?

The Washington Post - 5 ways the future of retail is already here

Perry Ellis Launches Outfit Curation Service, Mulls Takeover Offer

xconomy - In "Age of Amazon," All Retailers are Tech Companies, Even Walmart

BizTech - NRF 2018: How Retailers Can Use AI to Solve Problems and Increase Sales

CNBC - Fashion is getting personal as brands battle for shoppers

Fashion Is Your Business - Looking Complete

AlleyWatch - Women in NYC Tech: Michelle Bacharach of FINDMINE

AlleyWatch - This NYC Startup is Completing Your Outfit for You

Washington Post - Robots and artificial intelligence set to upend the art of making a sale

WWD - Findmine Technology Aims to Help the Style Challenged

Forbes - Designer Spotlight: Natalia Allen A Pioneer In Wearable Technology

Digiday - Why former Wall Streeters find new careers as fashion founders

Forbes - Designer Spotlight: Natalia Allen A Pioneer In Wearable Technology

Fast Company - Most Creative People 2010

Inhabitat - Natalia Allen’s Minimalist Dresses Are Made by Robots in the U.S.A.

Utne - Natalia Allen: Conscientious Fashionista

The Network Journal - Natalia Allen Delivers Fashion with a Sustainable Edge

Equities.com - Gleem & Co Takes the Guesswork out of Buying and Selling Vintage Treasures

Huffington Post - Women in Business Q&A: Casey Sullivan and Nikki Lawrence, Founders, Gleem & Co

Forbes - Upgrade Your Jewelry Box With The Millennial Entrepreneurs Behind Gleem & Co.

Bloomberg - Rich People Now Have a Safe Way to Dump Their Jewelry

XRC Labs:

Retail TouchPoints - #RIC18: Marketing/Customer Engagement, Retail Innovation And Customer Experience Sessions Coverage

WWD - CFDA, Accessories Council Kick Off Elaine Gold Launchpad, Round Two

Bisnow -  New Retail Ideas and Tech on Full Display at ICSC

Business Influencer Network Launches in the Retail Industry

Home Textiles Today - New Retail Influencer Network to Share Perspective

WWD - In Response to Fashion Industry Challenges, UBM Fashion Presents "Remode"

Alley Watch - 10 Startups That you Need to Know About From XRC Labs Demo Day

Sourcing Journal - XRC Labs Startups Ramp Up Relevancy in Tough Retail Market

WWD - CFDA, Accessories Council Select Participants in Elaine Gold Launch Pad

WWD - Yeohlee Teng and Lucy Jones Talk About Inclusive Design

Medium - 4 startups closing the gap between retailers and customers

Innovation Leader - 10 startups aiming to change shopping online and off, from retail accelerator XRC Labs

Economic Times - Startup Banter: Success lies in working with many