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  • 1. X-CELERATING RETAIL AND CONSUMER GOODS INNOVATION New York/San Francisco Overview Prospectus
  • 2. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 Mission + Vision Overview Entrepreneurs Founding Sponsors/Partners Equity Partners Member Sponsors Themes Curriculum Applicants Getting Involved Table of Contents
  • 3. Our Vision To be the preeminent place where innovation happens to solve the biggest challenges and unlock the next generation of opportunities, facing the retail and consumer goods industries. Our Mission Bring together an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and industry leaders to deliver positive business impact to the retail and consumer goods industries by accelerating ideation and innovation via emerging technologies, products and processes. Mission + Vision01
  • 4. Overview What XRC Labs is an ”Innovation Accelerator” investing to drive rapid innovation in the retail and consumer goods Industries, leveraging emerging technologies regardless of startup size. Why XRC Labs focuses its investments on challenges and opportunities specific to retail and consumer goods companies, insuring that these important industries and their related ecosystems stay current with, and benefit from, innovation with emerging technologies. How Similar to other accelerator models, XRC will invest in entrepreneurs and startup companies to help them accelerate the development of their ideas/solutions. Unlike other accelerators, XRC is stage-agnostic. Startups often have to be much larger than seed- stage companies to work with most retailers. A governance body made up of member companies will select the themes and participants, and operationalize the innovation experience. Who XRC Labs will play four main roles: 1. Entrepreneurs will receive capital investment and resources in exchange for equity 2. Founding Sponsors will invest capital and other resources in exchange for equity 3. Equity Partners will invest capital in exchange for equity 4. Member Sponsors will invest capital and other resources to operationalize XRC in exchange for access and participation When XRC Labs plans to conduct two ten week sessions annually. The initial session is scheduled to launch October 13, 2015. The operational startup and request for proposals will begin in July 2015. Innovation workspace will be in NYC. 02
  • 5. Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs provide: Innovation Equity Entrepreneurs receive: Capital investment Facilities Mentorship/Education Access to investment community Access to potential customers Business services 03
  • 6. Founding Sponsors Provide: Organization Governance Venture capital Operating capital Mentors/Education/Expertise Facilities Technology/Equipment Marketing Participant recruiting/Selection Legal services Business services Receive: Industry leadership Branding/PR Access Participation Founding Sponsors/Partners 04
  • 7. Founding Sponsors + Equity Capital Funds + Strategic Equity Funds Equity Partners provide: Investment capital Equity Partners receive: Equity participation via XRC Venture Fund w/o managent fees Early stage equity opportunities Visibility/access to future investment opportunities Visibility to industry challenges/opportunities Equity Partners05
  • 8. Member Sponsorships06
  • 9. Customer experience Path-to-purchase Loyalty Supply chain execution Mobile Social Geolocation Omnichannel Consumer insights Consumer sentiment Visualization/Dashboards Internet of things (IOT) Consumer behavior Video analytics Optimization Data Science 3D Printing 3D Manufacturing 3D Design Crowdsourcing Personalization Responsive Supply Chain Product Development 07 Themes
  • 10. Fall 2015 Curriculum Technical Hiring & Early Culture Customer Acquisition Methodologies Product/Market Fit Company PR 409a Valuation & Compensation Raising Your First Round Cloud Computing Investor Communication Basics Legal Pitfalls Good Accounting Practices Banking & Venture Debt Pitch Perfect Be a Great BrandBe a Great Company Be a Great Retailer 08 Curriculum Overview & Underlying Economics Brand Building Product Development Phasing Leveraging 3D Printing Total UX Design Attracting Early Customers Iterating Your Product Global Sourcing & Logistics E-Commerce Best Practices Selling to Retail Strategies Direct Retail or B2B Model Retail Economics & KPIs Selling to Retail Optimizing with Data Analytics Role of Visual Merchandising Master Merchandising & Planning Distribution, Logistics & Replenishment Management Retail Business Modeling Omnichannel Path to Purchase
  • 11. Fall 2015 Applicants (sample) Retail Technologies Inventory model prediction platform Real time consumer insights and prediction platform Commission based social tagging Person to person messaging app for sales Fashion Water-repellent, stain-resistant fabrics Patented process for spider silk production Military inspired apparel with combined with modern design and functionality. Classic clothing for the athlete by ensuring fit, not big and tall Patented reversible bikinis Premium men’s grooming brand E-Commerce/Analytics Disruptive social commerce platform that aggregates and promotes within e-commerce Native e-commerce enablement High end marketplace for buying and consigning designer products Coupon to credit card linkable platform AI driven recommendation engine 09 Applicants (sample) 3D Printing Headphones Café Toys On-demand Tech On-demand clothing alterations On-demand workforce for retail
  • 12. Fall 2015 Cohort Applicants Thiel Fellow 2015, serial entrepreneur (previous company acquired at age 19, invested by Richard Branson) TechCrunch Disrupt winner with company valued at $10mn Card Linked financial services platform Alum companies from Harvard I-Lab, eBay for Friends X R C L A B Design-focused company founded by Parsons graduates Graduates of Wharton, Harvard, and Columbia 09 Applicants Background (sample)
  • 13. Founding Sponsors04 XRC Labs Timing / Calendar 2015-2016 X Oct 13 2015 Cohort 1 R C L A B XRC Cohort Kickoff Cohort 2 XRC Classes Commence XRC Demo Day Oct 14 2015 Jan 14 2016 June 16 2016 April 11, 2016 April 12, 2016
  • 14. Getting Involved Equity Partnership/ Venture Fund Pano Anthos Managing Director, XRC 508-641-6570 pano@xrclabs.com Member Sponsorships Paul Schottmiller Partner, Kurt Salmon 215-272-7656 paul.schottmiller@kurtsalmon.com paul@xrclabs.com Executive Sponsor Al Sambar Managing Director, Kurt Salmon 609-841-8513 al.sambar@kurtsalmon.com 10
  • 15. xrclabs.com
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