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Isfahan Chambers Harris

Alodia

Winner of the

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Congratulations to Isfahan Chambers Harris - Alodia. Winner of the Aveeno Skin Health Startup Accelerator

Runners-ups

Congratulations to Ari Turner from Look Good Live Well for receiving a surprise secondary $100,000 grant from Aveeno®!

Watch The Aveeno® Skin Health Startup Accelerator Pitch Competition Now!

In December 2020, we made a call for Black female entrepreneurs with an innovative product, brand or technology that addresses Black consumer skincare needs to enter the AVEENO® SKIN HEALTH STARTUP ACCELERATOR. This pitch competition was designed to propel the business of an emerging entrepreneur by giving her a chance to compete for a $100,000 grant and mentorship opportunities from AVEENO® business leaders, industry experts and ESSENCE®.

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Brand Mission

At AVEENO®, we are committed to helping create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable skincare industry. That’s why we’re building on our long-standing 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.

Section Title – Meet The Finalists

Meet Our Finalists

Finalists – Simoon Cannon (Melanina)

Finalists – Isfahan Chambers Harris (Alodia)

Isfahan Chambers Harris

Alodia

 @alodiahaircare |  @alodiahaircare

Finalists – Adeola Ogunneye (Arome)

Adeola Ogunneye

Arome

 @AromeSkinCare |  @shoparome

Finalists – Audra Robinson (Rocky Robinson)

Finalists – Ariane “Ari” Turner (Look Good Live Well)

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Section Title – Judges

Meet Our Judges

Judges – Arian Simone

Arian Simone

Founder, Fearless Fund

Judges – Suzanne Goldstein

Suzanne Goldstein

Senior Director, AVEENO®

Judges – Sabrina Henry

Sabrina Henry

R&D Manager, AVEENO®

Judges – James Ely

James Ely

VP Customer Development, J&J

Judges – Hanan Wajih

Hanan Wajih

Director of NA Marketing, Vogue

Judges – Ed Kenkel

Ed Kenkel

Senior Finance Director, AVEENO®

Judges – Caroline Wanga

Caroline Wanga

CEO, ESSENCE®

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