The Launchpad Class of 2023
We started the Launchpad program in 2020 to support and accelerate BIPOC owned clean beauty brands by providing creative resources, retail strategy consulting, and senior-level mentorship. Meet our newest Launchpad grads, the class of 2023!
Former Google executive turned beauty founder, Davlyn Mosly, harnessed her mother's dermatologist career expertise in melanin-rich skin as inspiration to create a simple yet effective skincare collection for all skin tones and types.
When her son developed severe eczema, Shelley Ann Winokur leaned on her expertise in chemical engineering and her MBA to develop sensitivity-approved, dermatologist-tested body care designed specifically for children.
Motivated by the alarming rates of household waste, mother-daughter duo Alejandra and Charo Guerra set out to redefine the candle industry by offering sustainable, zero-waste alternatives with refillable options.
Maua, meaning flower, was founded in celebration of Flower Nutakor's African heritage, combining her passion for natural products and organic ingredients with her studies in Business Communication, leading her to start her own skincare line.
With a background in pharmaceuticals, founder Maryann Okoro used her knowledge of effective African ingredients to create her plant-based skincare line, with a portion of proceeds supporting autism services.
Inspired by her father’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease, founder Christina Louey developed vitamin D-infused lip care as an innovative solution for nutrient intake, particularly beneficial for those who are homebound or reside in northern climates.