Accelerate

You have what it takes to design the future of beauty

Sephora Accelerate is dedicated to building a community of innovative female founders in beauty. The 6+ months-long program begins with a one-week bootcamp where founders acquire the necessary skills to create a successful business. Together, you learn from beauty mentors and seasoned entrepreneurs and prepare for a final Demo Day in the fall.

To learn more about the program and how to apply visit SephoraAccelerate.com.

Bootcamp

Accelerate begins with a week devoted to working on your business. Receive help structuring your business model, branding, marketing and growth plan, and funding strategy in the beauty industry.

Mentorship

Tackle business challenges and grow through one-on-one mentoring from beauty industry and Sephora leaders.

Grants and funding

In addition to two all-expense paid trips to San Francisco for program events, you will receive a monetary grant and may be eligible for additional funding.

Demo Day

Present your company to industry experts, investors, and senior level Sephora leaders on Demo Day.

Our impact in numbers

58

founders supported

10

countries

1,750+

mentor hours provided

Accelerate 2020 Cohort

Keira Rumble

Habitual Beauty

Australia

Kailey Bradt

OWA Haircare

US

Helena Mendes

Mawena

France

Dawn Myers

The Most

US

Angela Caglia

Angela Caglia

US

Jasmine Kang

Skinlycious

Singapore

Kymberlee Hill

Curl IQ

US

Ada Juristovski

Nala Care

Canada

Fernanda Kawazoe

Sobrebarba

Brazil

Zaffrin O'Sullivan

Five Dot Botanics

UK

Aileen Wei

Zero Waste Beauty

China

Jennifer Baum

Gitti

Germany

Renate Lozano

Own Authentic Cosmetics

Mexico

Company Alumni

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