Beauty + Wellness
Are you an Atlanta-based company with a Beauty or Wellness product line and unsure about what to do next?
The Breedlove Accelerator is a 9-week virtual accelerator program that provides resources and mentorship to Black-owned beauty and wellness consumer goods companies in Atlanta. Our program is designed to help early stage direct-to-consumer companies prepare their brands for growth.
We’ll work with each company to develop a roadmap, provide tools, and develop the skills needed to prepare their brands and products for growth.
Once each company is prepared for growth, we will align their businesses with the knowledge and resources to increase distribution and revenue.
The inaugural cohort of the Breedlove Accelerator will convene, virtually, every Thursday at 7pm EST. Each founder, or a team member, is required to attend each mentoring session through out the 9 weeks.
Wednesday, June 24th
Program Start Date
Thursday, July 2nd
Thursday, August 27th
Inspired by Sarah Breedlove, the maiden name of the first self-made female entrepreneur and innovator Madam C.J. Walker, the Breedlove Accelerator is designed with one mission in mind: Help Black Beauty and Wellness companies maximize their potential.
We’re excited to provide a unique set of resources specifically curated for beauty and wellness brands. Each cohort member of our inaugural cohort will receive access to the following benefits
Dedicated time to focus on your
Tools, tips and access to
help you grow
Sessions with subject matter experts to address the specific needs of your business
Business development and sales opportunity for those that complete the program
Product Launch Guide
A step-by-step guide to help you launch and iterate your product line
Ready to take your business to the next level?
For 9 weeks we will work with select Atlanta-based beauty and wellness companies with early revenue and the following attributes
Direct to Consumer
Offers products that are sold directly to consumers
Looking to refine brand messaging, grow operational capacity & expand production
Unlock New Revenue
Our mentors are an accomplished group of entrepreneurs, executives and industry experts.
Akuba Torvikey Dawkins is an award-winning Product Development Manager with a passion for innovation, consumer insights, and product testing. From legacy to entrepreneurial brands, she’s worked with dozens of cosmetic and hair care companies to deliver growth, product innovation and marketing strategies. She has launched and tested 100+ products during her career.
In addition to her professional endeavors, Akuba serves as the co-founder of Gravity Venture Partners where she combines her beauty and technology background to identify and support black-owned startups.
Looking to partner?
We’re always looking for ways to increase the value of our offering by partnering with individuals and companies who want to make the beauty and wellness industries more equitable for Black entrepreneurs.