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.

Apply Here (2020 Cohort)
Deadline: Nov 30th, 2019 (Asia, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico)

USA, Canada, Europe and Middle East applications are now closed.

 

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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.

October 31st, 2019

Application deadline

October 31st, 2019

Application deadline,

March 8, 2020

New cohort announced

March 8, 2020

New cohort announced,

May, 2020

Bootcamp Week

San Francisco, CA

May, 2020

Bootcamp Week, San Francisco, CA

October, 2020

Demo Day

San Francisco, CA

October, 2020

Demo Day, San Francisco, CA

Our impact in numbers

45

founders supported

8

countries

1,750+

mentor hours provided

Accelerate 2019 Cohort

Greta Fitz

Ascention

US

Julie Corbett

Ecologic

US

Nicole Chau

La Luer

US

Lisa Guerrera

See Thru

US

Natasha Dhayagude

Chinova Bioworks

Canada

Hélène Ségol

Green Barbès

France

Camille Pereira

Médène

France

Marie Cadilhac

Anagem

France

Patricia Camargo

Care Natural Beauty

Brazil

Julia Alcantara

Orna Makeup

Brazil

Elena Muñoz

Polvos Mágicos

Mexico

Nancy Liu

Paektu

China

Maeva Heim

Bread Beauty Supply

Australia

Pip Summerville

Tonik

Australia

Company Alumni

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