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Sephora Opens Applications for its 2019 Accelerate Program


Sephora Opens Applications for its 2019 Accelerate Program

You Have What it Takes to Design the Future of Beauty… Go For It!

Sephora Accelerate is dedicated to building a community of innovative female founders in beauty. The 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.


Accelerate begins with a week devoted to working on your business. Receive help structuring your business model, market analysis, growth plan, and funding strategy.


Tackle business challenges and grow through one-on-one mentoring from beauty industry leaders 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, potential venture partners, and senior leaders within Sephora on Demo Day.


Deadline is October 31st, 2018 for US, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil candidates.
Deadline for Southeast Asia, Australia, and China candidates is on November 10th, 2018.


  • October 31st, 2018 – Application deadline
  • March 8, 2019 – New cohort announced
  • April, 2019 – Bootcamp Week in San Francisco, CA
  • Fall, 2019 – Demo Day in San Francisco, CA


Think you have what it takes (we know you do)!  Apply here!  Please note that in order to view the application, you must first create an account on the application platform.

Good luck!!

Meet the 2018 Sephora Accelerate founders!

Featured image via Sephora.

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