You could win $100,000 for your beauty business, ongoing mentorship opportunities from AVEENO® business leaders and industry experts, and a trip to ESSENCE Festival!
Are you a Black female entrepreneur with a product, brand or technology that meets the skin or hair care needs of Black consumers? We’re looking for an up-and-coming innovator of beauty products who harnesses the power of natural ingredients to address the needs of all skin types. We’re talking moisturizers, serums, body lotions, cleansers and more!
Meet our 2021 Skin Health Startup Accelerator Winners!
"This is substantial in helping my company grow our business and fill a need that Black women consumers are searching for when it comes to scalp health. The support and recognition from industry-leading brands like Aveeno® and Essence is powerful and so important in building a more inclusive industry, which I'm grateful to be a part of."
The Startup Accelerator program has also awarded finalist Ariane Turner, founder of Look Good, Live Well™, a $100,000 grant in addition to a mentorship session with both partners and a feature on ShopEssence.
At AVEENO®, we are committed to helping create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable skincare industry. That’s why we’re building on our longstanding partnership with Essence® to provide access, education, resources and opportunity for Black female entrepreneurs looking to grow their skincare and haircare brands. Together, we want to support those entrepreneurs whose ideas and solutions have the power to profoundly impact the health and beauty of all skin.