Hey there, lovely Melanin is... customers! We are excited to share with you a brief updated about our journey of growth and expansion, and how participating in accelerator programs has played a key role in getting us to where we are today.
Accelerator Programs: Our Secret to Success
Accelerator programs are like a boot camp for startups, providing us with a crash course in entrepreneurship, access to valuable resources, and connections to experienced mentors and investors. As a small business with big dreams, we knew we had to get in on the action in order to level up our game.
Our Accelerator Program Experience
We've been lucky enough to be a part of some amazing accelerator programs, like Target Forward Founders, digitalundivided BIG Pre, digitalundivided BIG Extension x MetLife, and McKinsey Next $1B: Founders. With each program, we've gained invaluable mentorship and support from industry experts, funding to help us scale our business, and networking opportunities to connect with other entrepreneurs and investors. You can find an interview of the co-founders, Azsaunna Bryant and Jasmine Mahee, written by the digitalundivided team here.
Target Forward Founders was one of our favorites. We got to work with Target's senior leadership team, which helped us to expand our product line and distribution, allowing us to reach even more customers. And, digitalundivided Big Pre provided us with funding and mentorship to help us grow our business. Plus, we got to connect with other amazing women of color-led businesses in the program.
We're especially excited to be a part of the McKinsey accelerator program which recently began. Some inspiring brands have experienced significant growth after going through this program, and we're proud to be among startup hall-of-famers. We'll be working with some of the brightest minds in business strategy to develop new ways to scale our business and serve our customers. We're looking forward to gaining new insights and developing relationships with other entrepreneurs in the program. Stay tuned for updates on our progress!
Accelerator Programs and Our Growth
Thanks to our participation in these accelerator programs, we've been able to take our business to the next level. We've developed new and improved products, honed in on our branding, expanded our reach (notably, being sold on Amazon!), and formed valuable partnerships with other businesses. Our growth hasn't been easy, but it's been worth it to provide you, our amazing customers, with the best skincare products possible.
At Melanin is..., we're all about providing high-quality skincare products that cater to the unique needs of melanin-rich skin. Our journey of growth and expansion has been made possible in part by the accelerator programs we've participated in. With their support, we've been able to improve our business, build relationships, and grow as entrepreneurs. We're grateful to our customers for making this journey possible and we look forward to continuing to bring you the best skincare!