What exhibitor brands are saying
"FounderMade has opened the door to many, many, many different types of connections that are going to make a big difference in 2018, I have no doubt."
August Vega, Founder, MALK
"This is an opportunity for you to kind of get in the club and meet some people on the ground up."
Harry Josh, Founder, Harry Josh Hair
"It's always great when you can interact and meet other founders and hear other founders speak and learn about other brands and businesses."
"This is how business happens."
"FounderMade has been great for our company, we were able to interface with a ton of investors, buyers, show them our products and really get a feel of consumer appetite. It has been super beneficial for us, help us pop up our e-commerce launch in February."
"Because of FounderMade we were able to connect with target buyer and really started the conversation of how we are going to get our products into Target. It was super beneficial to see that partnership really going to places."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Foundermade's events are expertly packaged to bring Founders, Media, Corporate Partners and Investors together in an authentic way. The speaking panel is always inspiring and the relationships you form are unmatched. I've walked away feeling energized about our companies' future.”
“I was able to connect the brand with the thought leaders in the industry from media, distribution and investment communities. I loved that FounderMade took a fragmented process and made it streamlined.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“I’ve been presented with business opportunities from corporations like L’Oréal & just secured investment with UniLever because of LXMI’s presence with FounderMade.”
“It is always so inspiring to meet other entrepreneurs in the consumer sector and get feedback from the M&A and investment community.”
“As an emerging beauty brand, large marketing decisions are pain-stakingly made with ROI as the number one driver. For us, FounderMade provided both direct and indirect value. We met industry insiders, media contacts, and priceless insights from other start-up founders. This event is a must-do for indie brands.”
“mēle is now available on Anthropologie.com and this is all in huge thanks to FounderMade! This is a huge development for us as such a small, self-funded business - and we aren't even a year old yet! 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.”
“We were blown away by the brands and influencers in the room. The experience was seamless. Non-stop flow and conversation gave us opportunity to have meaningful conversations and educational opportunities.”