Startup Category Requirements

Startup Business Category

Beauty Pitch 2016 is looking for beauty companies with annual sales revenue ranging from $100,000 to $5M. To be considered for the Startup category, businesses must submit a two-minute video about the company, a one-page executive summary and complete the online application form.

All submitted applications will be reviewed by qualified angel investors affiliated with Beauty Pitch 2016. Six companies will be selected as semi-finalists and will undergo an in-depth SKYPE interview with the Beauty Pitch 2016 advisory committee on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.  Following the SKYPE interviews, three companies will be selected as finalists and will participate in the 2016 live Beauty Pitch competition on Saturday, July 23rd at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas held during PBA Beauty Week.

Potential Benefits:

  • Cash infusion from a network of affiliated angel investors
  • A $5,000 cash prize awarded by the category sponsor
  • New distribution leads from project partners
  • Editorial print and social media exposure

Participating Angel Investors:


Kevin Barrett
Kevin Barrett
Executive Vice President,
Fromm International
Brian Gaister
Brian Gaister
Pennington Partners and Co


Brian Graham
Brian Graham
Rise Investments
Kenny Kahn
Kenny Kahn
Chief Executive Officer,
Level Beauty Group


Jinny Beauty Supply
Eddie Jhin
Jinny Beauty Supply


Winner of the Cash Prize Selected and Awarded by:


Reuben Headshot
Harlan Kirschner
The Kirschner Group


Entry Requirements:

  • Registration Fees:
    $125 for Cosmoprof North America Exhibitors/Professional Beauty Association Members I $250 for Non-Members/ Non-Exhibitors
  • Submit the online application form
  • Submit a two-minute video describing product, company and idea
  • Submit a one-page executive summary outlining the business model  (500-1,000 words)
  • Participate in the prescreening interview on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 (via SKYPE)
  • Attend the onsite live 2016 Beauty Pitch event on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV held during PBA Beauty Week.

To qualify for the Startup Category, businesses must meet the following requirements:

  • US distribution
  • Applicant is a US Citizen
  • Be a US-based business entity
  • Annual sales revenue from $100,000 to $5 Million
  • 10% year over year growth since launch of the business


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