Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q:  What Is Beauty Pitch 2016?
A:  Beauty Pitch 2016 provides entrepreneurs from all sectors of the beauty industry a way to connect with qualified investors and the industry at large. This first-of-its-kind event, produced by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and hosted by Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), creates an easy, non-binding way for companies in the beauty space to engage in and explore conversation with the investment community. This year the 2016 Beauty Pitch competition is open to companies in two separate categories: Startup and Established. 2016 Beauty Pitch will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada during PBA Beauty Week.

Q:  Who can apply for Beauty Pitch 2016?
A: Beauty Pitch 2016 is open to all US based beauty entrepreneurs from all sectors of the beauty industry, including prestige, mass, clinical, organic/natural and the professional salon/spa market as well as technology service providers. Expanding on the success of last year’s event, Beauty Pitch 2016 will be open to companies in two separate categories: Startup and Established. Applicants from the 2015 competition may also apply.

Q:  What is the difference between the different business categories?
A: Beauty Pitch 2016 is open to companies in two different business stages:

  • Startup Stage: Featuring companies who have annual sales revenue ranging from $100,000 to $5M.
  • Established Stage: Featuring companies who have annual sales revenue ranging from $5M and above.

 

Q:  What are the benefits of applying to Beauty Pitch?
A:  Regardless of where you are in the lifecycle of your business, Beauty Pitch 2016 is an excellent opportunity for you.  Businesses that apply have the chance to have their applications reviewed by an affiliate network of investors, sponsors, and distribution partners.  Beauty Pitch 2016 entrants will have the chance to gain visibility, possible investment in their business, and network with other beauty industry leaders during PBA Beauty Week and Cosmoprof North America.

Learn about Beauty Pitch 2016 application benefits by clicking here: https://youtu.be/Pp-BXVOj1tA

Q:   What steps do I need to take to apply?
A: To apply for Beauty Pitch 2016, you must meet the eligibility requirements and be able to comply with all requests. Please click here to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements.

Q:  How are companies selected to participate in Beauty Pitch 2016?
A:  Starting Monday, February 1st beauty focused companies can submit their Beauty Pitch 2016 application for two different categories: Startup or Established. Three finalist companies from both the Startup and Established categories (a total of six companies) will be selected by industry judges and participating investors to participate in the Beauty Pitch 2016 live event held during PBA Beauty Week.

Q:  What is the Beauty Pitch 2016 application fee?
A: The following is the pricing structure for the three business stages:

Business Category Registration Fees:
Startup $125 for Cosmoprof North America Exhibitors*/Professional Beauty Association Members**
$250 for all other entries
Established $125 for Cosmoprof North America Exhibitors/Professional Beauty Association Members
$250 for all other entries

 

*Must be a current exhibitor of Cosmoprof North America 2016 to qualify.
**Professional Beauty Association membership applies to paid members only.

Q. What happens at Beauty Pitch 2016?
A. Beauty Pitch 2016 is a one-of-a kind beauty event held in front of a live audience.  The Beauty Pitch 2016 competition which is hosted by Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) takes place during the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) Beauty Week. During the live event, six finalist companies (three from the Startup stage and three from the Established stage) will take the stage to pitch their product, brand or idea to an esteemed panel of judges.

Q: What are the benefits of participating in Beauty Pitch 2016?
A: The benefits for the Beauty Pitch 2016 winners and finalists range from potential investment from affiliated investors, cash prizes and more! For a full list of prizes, please click here.

Q:  How do I submit my application for the Beauty Pitch 2016 event?
A: Interested beauty companies can submit their Beauty Pitch 2016 application and associated materials from Monday, February 1, 2016 through 11:59PM PST on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016.

Q:  How do I register to attend Beauty Pitch 2016, and how much does it cost?
A: Tickets to attend the Beauty Pitch 2016 live competition on Saturday, July 23, 2016 held during PBA Beauty Week will be available in early April for purchase at: www.probeauty.org/tickets/beautyweek.

Q: What are the important dates to consider?

February 1 Entry Process Opens
April 29 Entry Process Closes
May 19 12 Semi-Finalists Notified
May 23 Audience Choice Award Online Voting Starts
May 27 12 Semi-Finalist Product Shipments Due
June 1 SKYPE interview day
June 7 6 Finalists Notified
July 23 Live Beauty Pitch 2016 Competition during PBA Beauty Week

Q: What is the Beauty Pitch 2016 Audience Choice Award?
A: The Beauty Pitch 2016 Audience Choice Award is an online and mobile voting category that will be open on Tuesday, May 17th. The Beauty Pitch 2016 Audience Choice Award is open to all Beauty Pitch 2016 semi-finalist applicants. The winner of the 2016 Audience Choice Award will be announced on Saturday, July 23, 2016 during the Beauty Pitch 2016 competition. The company with the most votes receives one (1) turn-key 12 sqm booth at Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) 2017 as well as a one-year membership to the Professional Beauty Association (PBA).

Q: How can I promote my entry for Beauty Pitch 2016?
A:  You are encouraged to promote your entry via your social channels, as well as sharing the information with your employees, friends and family.  You can use #BeautyPitch to take part in the competition’s overall social media push.

Q: Why do I need to ship my product if chosen as a Beauty Pitch 2016 semi-finalist?
A:  The Beauty Pitch 2016 industry advisory panel will review each applicant’s video, application and executive summary, along with a key product from the semi-finalist companies prior to each interview.

Q: If my company is selected as a finalist will I receive tickets to the Beauty Pitch 2016 live competition?
A:  If you are selected as a Beauty Pitch 2016 finalist, you will receive two complimentary tickets to the live Beauty Pitch 2016 competition on Saturday, July 23, 2016 – held during PBA Beauty Week.

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