Sephora Announces Participants For 2023 Accelerate Brand Incubator Program

Sephora North America has introduced the members for its 2023 Accelerate model incubator program, with a cohort of seven BIPOC model founders spanning perfume, make-up, and skincare. (Revisit final yr’s cohort right here).
 
Now in its eighth yr, the Sephora Accelerate program continues to construct a neighborhood of revolutionary, inspirational model founders within the magnificence area, and creates a basis, community, and ecosystem for manufacturers to launch and thrive. The program contains a 360-degree, six-month curriculum with mentorship, merchandising assist, grants, and investor connections to all members, with the chance to launch at Sephora North America upon completion.
 
“We are very excited to welcome all 2023 finalists to the Accelerate program and into the Sephora household,” stated Priya Venkatesh, senior vp, Global Merchandising. “Our program continues to create areas for BIPOC-founded and owned manufacturers that symbolize our purchasers and the world at present, all whereas offering significant assist for rising manufacturers to succeed.”

Meet the 2023 Sephora Accelerate Cohort
The 2023 cohort consists of:
 

Brianna Arps, Moodeaux – Designed across the connection between scent, reminiscence, and emotion, MOODEAUX’s line of unpolluted fragrances turns accessorizing your temper into aware self-care and luxurious into a life-style.

Malaika Jones, Tai Beauchamp, Nia Jones – BROWN GIRL Jane is a wellness-first multicultural health and beauty model centered on solution-oriented, revolutionary merchandise that enhance temper and scale back the looks and feeling of stress.

Alicia Scott, Range Beauty – Range Beauty is plant-powered make-up that targets uneven tones and soothes irritated pores and skin for melanin-rich ladies affected by zits and eczema.

Sienna Brown, Glosshood – Glosshood is a magnificence model with a specialty in offering area of interest items that honor your interior youngster.

Camille Martin, Seaspire Skincare – Seaspire is disrupting the skincare business with new substances which might be safer for people and extra sustainable for the environment.

Karen Young, OUI the People – OUI the People is a treatment-driven bodycare model that’s redefining the tradition of magnificence by way of a lens of inclusivity.

Simedar Jackson, Of Other Worlds – Of Other Worlds is a clinically acutely aware, culturally-inclusive magnificence model that straddles the road between clear and medical to develop skincare that does not compromise on effectiveness or alienate our neighborhood.

 
This yr’s program goals to arrange BIPOC-founded magnificence manufacturers to launch at Sephora North America through bespoke assist from these within the retailer’s ecosystem of magnificence entrepreneurs and specialists. With a give attention to constructing neighborhood and collaboration throughout the wonder business, this system options six months of weekly content material and curriculum devoted to elevating the manufacturers and positioning them for long-term success, with programming reminiscent of Nancy Twine’s (Briogeo) Financial Readiness Series; Vicky Tsai’s (Tatcha) Brand + Assortment Strategy Sessions; and Marketing Sessions with Amy Liu (Tower 28).
 
In addition to the assist the founders obtained over the past two years within the type of service provider sponsorship and companions each inside and exterior, the 2023 Accelerate class can even be provided an advisory group inclusive of magnificence business companions, founders from inside the Sephora portfolio and monetary professionals.
 
In its 2nd yr of partnership with Sephora, magnificence branding company School House will proceed to convey individualized model workshops and technique to this system specializing in offering a bespoke method to every Accelerate founder. With model differentiation core to Sephora’s DNA and significant for model success, Sephora goals to assist every model higher outline its distinct viewpoint and place out there by entry to School House’s specialists.

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