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The Right Funding Formula: The End Game Is Defined by the First Steps Made

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

You have the next million-dollar idea!!! What is next? Your choices at this key junction and starting point are crucial to your future payout. Do you borrow from friends and family? Do you seek an outside angel investor? Or do you tap into your own savings and credit? What are the realities of each of these options? How do you know what is right and most advantageous? Insights into first hand experiences of successful self-funded entrepreneurs and investors will be shared in the ‘must’ see session for new entrepreneurs.


Pam Busiek
President and CEO

Dr. Robb Akridge

Deborah Gibbins
Chief Financial Officer
Mary Kay Inc.

Josh McDowell
Main Post Partners

Unlocking the Kingdom of Success

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Multicultural beauty is sizzling hot with small and large players looking to enter the arena. The language, positioning, creative branding, formulation and communication strategy are important keys to achieving success. When looking at this evolving market space, what is the definition of ‘success’ in the multicultural market segment? How is the evolution of the multicultural beauty forcing brands to become more inclusive speaking about ‘problem-solution’ rather than ‘color? As the multicultural category is being redefined, how is it being repositioned in the overall beauty category assortment? What are the key insights to help you leverage in this developing market segment?


Dana Oliver
Beauty Director
Yahoo Beauty

Richelieu Dennis
Founder & CEO
Sundial Brands

Monique Rodriguez
Founder & CEO
Mielle Organics

Tristan Walker
Founder & CEO
Walker & Company Brands

Challengers & Icons

  • Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 | Time: 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Challengers pave the way and icons become loved forever – but not without inspired leaders and innovators who pioneer change with vision, fearlessness, risk, creativity and an instinctive desire to succeed. Sophie Maxwell, Pearlfisher Futures Director, will host a Q&A interview to find out how non-traditional outside thinking.


Sophie Maxwell
Futures Director

Dr. Robb Akridge

Scaling Your Business With Style

  • Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 | Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

So you have a great idea? And it works! It’s connecting you with the right audience in the right way. It generates financial success and lots of growth. The only problem is that there’s so much to do with only 24 hours in one day. This is your baby and you have conceived it! But now you must let it go if you want it to grow into a healthy thriving business. How do you do that? What are the tell-tale signs that it is time to let go? Do you have a roadmap to growth so the right strategy is adopted at the right stage? Avoid the ‘growing pains’ stage so you can find the bliss phase! Hear key insights form leading entrepreneurs and retailers who experienced these phases first hand and can shed million dollar insights.


Andrea Nagel
Vice President of Content

Kristen Conneen
Philosophy, Fragrance, & Hair Care Buyer

Lilli Gordon
First Aid Beauty

Ashley Van Dyke

Christina Zilber
Founder & Creative Director
Jouer Cosmetics

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Mindset Q&A: Divide & Conquer [*lunch included]

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

When running a business the fundamentals change dramatically from the inception start-up phase to that of the full growth ‘all engines on’ running mode. The founding entrepreneur has the vision for what the product should be and how it should be developed and brought to market, but does (s)he have the CEO mindset to run the operation pragmatically and strategically? What and how one chooses to allocate energy and resources on, can determine the survival or failure of a company. When is it the right time to delegate and turn over the reins to a C+ executive? This fun interactive Q&A featuring a leading C+ executive and a seasoned entrepreneur is a must for all founding entrepreneurs.


Jennifer Walsh
The Healthy Entrepreneur

Cozy Friedman

Become Your Own Best Brand Ambassador

  • Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 | Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

In today’s ‘mile-a-minute’ world, making every second count can mean the difference between closing the sale and missing it completely. You have mere seconds to grab someone’s attention. You’ve invested countless hours and dollars into your brand, but if your product isn’t presented correctly, it won’t succeed. In fact, some of the best brands don’t make it because they lack a focused message and a compelling call to action.

As owner or brand ambassador, understand what key elements you must be able to articulate concisely to grab attention of buyers. Discover “power words” to relay your unique point of difference and to connect with the audience – be it a buyer, a consumer or press. Our expert has help trained over 200 of today’s most prestige & successful brands. She will share breakthrough strategies that have been proven in the real world and featured on NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Good Morning America and The Today Show.

Chelsea Scott
The Beauty Spy