Sephora Accelerate Program
SEPHORA OPENS ITS GLOBAL APPLICATION PLATFORM FOR THE FIFTH EDITION OF SEPHORA ACCELERATED PROGRAM DEDICATED TO FEMALE BEAUTY FOUNDERS
Paris, FRANCE (September 26, 2019) – Sephora opens, from October 1 to 31, 2019, its global application platform for the 2020 edition of Sephora Accelerate, its program that champions female founders in the beauty industry demonstrating leadership in technology, sustainability and merchandising. Candidates from all countries where Sephora is implemented can discover the full program and apply on www.sephorastands.com/accelerate.
After its successful launch in 2016 in the Americas, Sephora Accelerate deployed globally in Asia and in the EME regions since 2018. This year, Sephora continues to build a community of international female beauty founders with the preparation of the fifth edition of the program. Since the creation of Sephora Accelerate, 45 female founders have been supported in 8 countries and 100% of accelerated programs went life.
It is a great opportunity for European female entrepreneurs to accelerate their beauty startups!
As a member of the 2020 Accelerate cohort, the founders will participate in programming dedicated to brand growth throughout the year including:
- A one-week “boot camp” with expert guidance from Sephora and program partners
- Personalized one-on-one mentoring for specific business challenges from Sephora leaders and beauty industry experts
- Access to monetary grants to support their business endeavors
- Sephora Accelerate Demo Day, where founders present their companies to industry experts, venture partners and senior Sephora leaders with the goal of future business growth, programming and networking
This program, which is part of a larger international initiative called Sephora Stands, was created to help female entrepreneurs develop their start-ups in all areas of the Beauty industry through a strong and supportive community.
At Sephora, we stand with our people, planet and communities. Sephora Accelerate is a Sephora Stands program. Please visit SEPHORA STANDS to learn more about Sephora Accelerate, its benefits and this year’s Cohort. @Sephora @SephoraLife #Sephorastands
Sephora is the world’s most loved beauty community, offering a unique retail experience for passionate clients and innovative beauty brands, encouraging them to be fearless in their creativity and self-expression. Founded in France by Dominique Mandonnaud in 1969, Sephora’s revolutionary concept offers clients a hands-on relationship with an ever-changing array of carefully curated brand partners, featuring trusted classics, indie darlings, emerging favorites and the critically acclaimed Sephora Collection. Since it’s debut almost 50 years ago, Sephora has been a leader in global prestige omni-retail, inspiring clients to explore a universe of beauty and wellness, while extending the world’s most loved beauty community. With an unbiased approach to experiential retail, Sephora invites clients to touch and try over 15,000 products from Sephora’s amazing beauty selection, enjoy personalized services at the Beauty Hubs, Bars, & Studios aided by digital innovations, and engage with expertly trained beauty advisors in 2 500 locations.
Clients can also experience Sephora online and through mobile apps, and access the free-to-join loyalty program that offers unique rewards and experiences. Sephora products and services give to the clients confidence in everything they do, helping them unlock their beauty potential with support from the most professional and creative team of professional consultants in the beauty industry.
Owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury goods group, Sephora’s excellence, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit have made it an
omnichannel beauty trailblazer in 34 countries.