FRIDAY JUNE 2, 9:30AM - 5:00PM



Bahar Takhtehchian, Founder, & Beauty and Lifestyle TV Host


10:15 - 10:45AM

Opening Keynote: Dr. Murad

Dr. Murad, Founder, Murad Skin Care


10:45 - 11:30AM

Innovations in beauty

Sarah Eggenberger, Editor-At-Large, NewBeauty

Charlotte Cho, Co-Founder, Soko Glam

Suveen Sahib, Co-CEO, Aquis

Lauren Wolk-Goldfaden, Co-Founder & VP of Sales, Goldfaden MD

Sabrina Tan, Founder, Skin Inc.

Julie Bartholomew, Founder, IMX Cosmetics


11:30AM - 12:15PM

Why Invest in the Future of beauty

Jeremy Triefenbach, Co-Founder & CFO, Stage 1 Financial

Larry Kahn, Founder, Beechwood Capital

Neda Doneshzadeh, Managing Partner, Mead Growth Partners

Ceci Kurzman, Founder, Nexus Management

Parker Hayden, Principal, The Carlyle Group

Anjula Acharia, Partner, Trinity Ventures


12:15 - 1:00PM


1:00 - 1:45PM

How to leverage digital marketing

Kara McGrath, Deputy Editor for Beauty and Fashion, Bustle

Shannon Vaughn, Founder, Pursoma

Nikki Eslami, Founder & CEO, Bellami

Danielle Cohen-Shohet, Founder & CEO, GlossGenius

Giorgos Tsetis, Co-Founder & CEO, Nutrafol

Dr. Ben Johnson, Founder, Osmosis


1:45 - 2:30PM

Resources to build your brand

Linda Lacina, Editor, Entrepreneur Media

Nicholas Giannuzzi, Founder, The Giannuzzi Group, LLP

Chris Ayan, Head of Marketing, Hawke Media

Elizabeth Scherle, Co-Founder and President, Influenster

Deva Finger, CIO, Luxury Brand Partners


2:30 - 3:45PM

founder stories & Future of beauty challenge

Allison Collins, Beauty Financial Editor, WWD

Bobbi Brown, Founder, Beauty Evolution & Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Harry Josh, Founder, Harry Josh Hair

Carrie Gross, CEO & Co-Founder, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare


Future of Beauty Challenge

Lori and Steve Machiorlette, Co-Founders, blendSMART

Pree Walia, Founder, Preemadonna (Winner)

Mark Miclette and Elizabeth Boyle, Co-Founders, Tweexy


3:45 - 4:30PM

expanding your business through distribution

Jessica Cruel, Senior Beauty & Style Editor, SELF

Tara Foley, Founder & CEO, Follain

Eric Carl, Merchandising, Target

Annamarie Daoud, VP of Product & Brand Development, Ricky's NYC

Sabeen Mian, Head of Brand Partnerships & Merchandising, ipsy

Anna Baker, Director of Merchandising Strategy & Category Development, QVC