On Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm at Cosmoprof North America, Global Cosmetic Industry will host a session exploring what it takes to scale up a unique startup. This session will feature Laura Delgado, business development, Founders Factory; Marie Chevrier, founder, Sampler; and Souha Seifeddine, group marketing manager, L’Oreal; and will be hosted by Global Cosmetic Industry's editor in chief, Jeb Gleason-Allured.
- PBA Member Price: $50 until June 29; $60 beginning June 30
- Non-Member Price: $65 until June 29; $75 beginning June 30
Let’s face it – in today’s beauty market entrepreneurial companies are hot. They’re nimble, have a genuine voice and pursue a small market niche with a relentless focus making them truly unique.
As such, vision, passion and determination will only take one so far…increasingly large companies are setting up corporate accelerators to nurture startups, aiming to tap into new ideas and technologies.
This panel seeks to deconstruct the ‘black box’ of corporate accelerators to highlight their metrics of success and what makes these collaborations effective for corporations and entrepreneurs alike.
Cosmoprof North America has partnered with Founder's Factory, a London-based digital accelerator and incubator backed by L'Oreal, Aviva, easyJet, The Guardian, Holtzbrinck and CSC.
Founders Factory plans to build and scale more than 200 early-stage companies across six sectors in the next five years.
Cosmoprof North America 2018 attendees and exhibitors will have the opportunity to learn about Founders Factory and apply to its Beauty Tech Accelerator program on-site at the event, which is taking place July 29-31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
In addition to the educational session, Cosmoprof North America will host a dedicated Founders Factory lounge in the Interactive Technology section of the show floor, allowing visitors to experience some of the latest beauty tech solutions from program graduates and to meet directly with a Founders Factory representative.
Visitors will be able to learn how Sampler, Talkin’ Things, Cosmose and Riviter benefitted from the accelerator program and discover their disruptive technologies.
During designated hours, candidates interested in enrolling in the program can also meet with a Founders Factory representative one-on-one at the lounge.
Select applicants will be chosen to participate in the six-month bespoke program and receive access to a global network of entrepreneurs, business and world leaders. From business plan development and fundraising to product engineering and marketing, an in-house team of 60 specialists are committed to helping program participants propel their brand.
“The collaboration with Founders Factory enables CPNA to continuously maintain its leadership for offering unmatched business building networking and learning opportunities,” says Daniela Ciocan, marketing director at CPNA. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to give our participants rare access into this revolutionary program.”
“Founders Factory provides one of the most tailored growth programs in the world and we have a mission to find and develop the most promising early-stage startups through an open innovation culture," says Laura Delgado, business development lead at Founders Factory. "We are a talent magnet and we are encouraging any budding entrepreneur with a passion for beauty and technology to come and visit us! Our collaboration with Cosmoprof North America offers an unparalleled platform for us to meet with best in beauty and ensure optimal program visibility.”