of FounderMade exhibitors typically meet 3 retail, investment or coporate partners that present monumental impact for the scaling of their business
of FounderMade exhibitors typically gain industry recognised media mentions, editorial placements & highly targeted increase in digital audience
Brett Bilon, Founder, Plume Science
Our expectations were far exceeded and we were completely blown away by the caliber of event, attendees, and value we got from being a part of it. Some of the highlights included garnering significant interest from serious investors (we had 4 qualified pitches within a week of the event), media interest (magazine interviews came directly as a result of being at the event), we sold a ton of product at the Discovery Lounge, and we secured a prominent new member of our advisory board; Michael Gordon, founder of Bumble & Bumble.
Rachel Lang, Co-Founder, FaceLove Fitness
"We participated in FounderMade Wellness 2016 and met an amazing brand consultant. After working closely together and understanding our brand more closely, she became a partner. We are now putting together a strong strategy to scale FaceLove with our first free standing store along with 2 other shop in shops to open fall of 2017. Essentially taking us from being a $40k a year facial pop up service to a $2 million brand sitting next to Dry Bars and Soul Cycle."
Nicole Ledoux, Founder, 88 Acres
“I was able to connect the brand with the thought leaders in the industry from media, distribution and investment communities, including a buyer at Whole Foods & a representative at Well & Good. I loved that FounderMade took a fragmented process and made it streamlined.”
Jasmin Jenkins, Community Manager at THINX
“The turnout was so positive! The curation was great and we got a lot of positive attention and sales from the attendees. It gave us a great opportunity to educate and build our community. [We even discussed] a possible partnership with FlyWheel.”
Michael Gordon, Founder, Bumble & Bumble
“Foundermade offers a forum for connections to be made and for ideas to be produced. Budding Entrepreneurs can connect to Veterans such as myself whom I think they can learn so much from. The collaboration possibilities and the exposure for some of these young founders makes these events invaluable."
Sean Kelly, Founder, Snack Nation
"From FounderMade I was able to create a deeper connection with other founders and suppliers in my industry such as Livio Bisterzo, founder of Hippeas, and Tero, founder of Four Sigmatic. FounderMade fostered an unparalleled platform and community from which I was able to strengthen these connections."
Alexandra Fine, Founder, Dame Products
This event has been an really amazing networking opportunity. We sold out of all of our products. There has been an amazing response to our brand, we lined up ten different partnership opportunities as well as I met some potential investors.
Stephanie Mark, Founder, The Coveteur
"My favourite part is getting to see all of new brands and meeting their founders. It always inspires and reinvigorates me.”
Simone de La Rue, Founder, Body By Simone
"From the experience I met someone who is interested in investing in my company. "
Robin Berlin, Founder, Parsley Health
"The Foundermade events are expertly curated across audience and speakers to bring together the driving forces in the wellness industry. I even met a senior hire for my company at one of their events!"
Paul Vella, Aethern Nutricosmetics
"The quality of people and contacts were first rate. I was able to get product in the hands of people I'll be able to do business with."
Doug Evans, Founder, Juicero
"Even several weeks after at other locations and other events, I met people who had met me and seen Juicero at the FounderMade event. Many hundreds of people got to taste and experience Juicero and we received 30 corporate leads.”
Jared McGovern, Founder, Rise Brewing Company
"I thought the FounderMade experience was amazing. We made a tremendous amount of partnerships with the best people from the industry. We spoke to investors, suppliers, retailers."
Ken Park, Founder, Detox Water
"I met investors, consumers who are fans of our product. We are going to run another round of financing so I was surprised to meet so many investors who are actually interested."
Lauren Benbassat, Founder, Mele Shake
“Overall A+. Beautiful space, beautiful event. Most trade shows I attend are crazy and have thousands of people, but FounderMade focuses on quality over quantity. The attendees were genuinely interested in our product.”
Craig Anderson, COO, Flywheel
It's been a great time connecting with some really relevant people in the wellness space and discovering some really cool concepts.
Circa Mella, Head of PR, Hudson Wellness
"We have met so many amazing companies who are wanting to come to our Wellness center. I have business cards falling out of my pocket of people who want to get involved and partner with us."
Sarah Ribbner, Founder, Piperwai
"What I really like about FounderMade is that it really captures the growth in the wellness industry. We’ve meet some great brands to do cross promotions with, and now we are excited about doing fitness events with Hudson Wellness. We get so many contacts out it."
IN THE MEDIA
FounderMade attracts founders by offering support services, mentorship from veterans, a pitch competition and access to capital. This founder-focused model then attracts the big companies who have a keen interest in gaining visibility into a world that corporates would never normally have access to.