• Accelerator XRC Labs Inks Deal With ThoughtWorks

Accelerator XRC Labs Inks Deal With ThoughtWorks

XRC Labs has inked a deal with ThoughtWorks as its newest sponsor. The New York-based accelerator is focused on helping start-ups focused in the retail and consumer goods sectors. ThoughtWorks joins XRC’s cofounding sponsors The New School’s Parsons School of Design and Kurt Salmon management consulting. Also participating as sponsors include Michael Kors, the National Retail Federation, Reebok and The TJX Cos. Inc., among others. Robin Copland, ThoughtWorks’ vice president of retail, Americas, said his firm decided to partner with XRC after checking out other incubators in the space because “XRC Labs offers a real breadth and depth of mentorship…. We also liked their partnership with Parsons New School of Design and the fact that they’re bringing together a lot of really diverse, but very relevant, elements around today’s new retail model — the right retailers and a broad mix of thinkers, innovators and designers.” Copland noted that an added benefit is that because XRC is curating some of the best minds in the space, ThoughWorks now has a “direct line of sight on emerging innovations in retail. We can get an early read on where the stickiness is for retailers.” The accelerator in the summer completed its second 2016 Cohort Class. Participants include:

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