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Demo Day: XRC Labs Cohort 3 companies unveil retail and beauty tech startups

XRC Labs program for its Cohort 3 accelerator companies has officially come to a close. Last Friday, the “Big Eight” revealed their retail and beauty tech startups to an audience of investors and fashion tech industry members at the retail tech lab’s demo day held at Parsons The New School’s John L. Tishman Auditorium University Center. Their startups range from a skincare brand …

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New York Fashion Tech Lab announces incoming 2017 class

Now in its fourth year, the New York Fashion Tech Lab has announced the nine startups for this year’s program who will work out of Spring Place in New York City. This year’s class includes Awear, Econtenta, Findmine, Markable, Point 93, Obsess, Camera IQ, Snap Fashion and Zeekit. Co-founded by the Partnership Fund for New York City, Springboard Enterprises and fashion …

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L’Oréal invests in Founders Factory and its five beauty startups

L’Oréal has invested in Founders Factory, a global multi-sector digital accelerator and incubator based in London. As part of the agreement, L’Oréal and Founders Factory will invest and scale five early stage startups and co-create two new companies from the ground up each year. On Jan. 23, the companies announced their selection for the first five beauty tech startups to …

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The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator just received a $486,000 grant

The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator has just been awarded a $486,000 research grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant came from the Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies program, which has committed to invest $15 million in U.S.-based entrepreneurs with the aim of promoting American innovation. U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, announced 35 organizations, including nonprofits, …

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