the world’s best brands under one roof

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Join us for a full day of programming, explore the Discovery Lounge, and connect at our post-show cocktail party. We’ll even throw in a branded FounderMade tote to store your favorite new products.

 
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A SHOW FOR top BRANDS

Foundermade’s Discovery Show connects consumer brands with active retailers, distributors, investors, and influencers. At the summit, brands make powerful connections to close deals that drive exposure and growth.

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200+

BRANDS

60+

SPEAKERS

20+

SESSIONS

100+

PRESS

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MEET THE SPEAKERS

HEAR FROM ESTEEMED INDUSTRY LEADERS 

VISIT THE EXHIBITORS

Next-generation brands and products

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SCHEDULE

  • 9:00AM — 11:00AM
    Retailer 1x1s

    One-on-one meetings designed to maximise retail-ready brands & retailer relationships.

  • 9:00AM
    Welcome & Opening Keynotes

    Welcome presented by Nicole Lapin, Best Selling Author and TV Personality. Opening Keynote moderated by Meghan Asha, CEO, FounderMade, ft. David Baram, Founder, VMG

  • 9:30AM
    Track A: Buying Beauty — How To Attract Top Retailers

    Today’s beauty consumers are after more than just “pretty.” They want products that are quality-made, good for them and good for the environment — and retailers are stocking their shelves with that in mind. In this panel, buyers from high-end retailers discuss what evolving consumers want from beauty products, and how that affects what they seek out from new brands.

  • 9:30AM
    Track B: Founder Stories — Forging A New Frontier

    Founder stories have the unique ability to connect, inspire and educate. Our founders will discuss their genesis story and how they became successful entrepreneurs and authorities in their industries. They'll also discuss what it's like to create businesses in new verticals where there may be limited consumer education.

  • 10:10AM
    Track A: Innovations — The Evolution of Beauty

    The demand for beauty products and especially products that work is aggressively increasing. This panel takes a look at new approaches to beauty and new categories that are changing consumer behavior from innovative entrepreneurs and leaders changing the way beauty businesses are built.

  • 10:10AM
    Track B: A Shelf For Every Product — Finding The Right Retailer

    Today’s consumers are looking for products with multiple functions. Ones that are quality-made, good for them and good for the environment — and retailers are stocking their shelves with that in mind. In this panel, buyers from various food and bev retailers discuss what evolving consumers are looking for in their products and how that affects what they seek out from new brands.

  • 10:50AM
    Track A: Success Through Sustainability

    Founder stories have the unique ability to connect, inspire and educate. Our founders will discuss their genesis story and how they became successful entrepreneurs and authorities in their industries. They'll also discuss what it's like to create businesses in new verticals where there may be limited consumer education.

  • 10:50AM
    Track B: Building Blocks — Key Ways To Build Your Business

    There are numerous resources that entrepreneurs can leverage to help scale their business beyond their products. By leaning on these experts in other fields those entrepreneurs can focus on the thing that they love. This panel will discuss the companies that are out there dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build their business, and discuss how they are helping craft the industry.

  • 11:30AM
    Track A: Going Global — Growing your Brand Internationally

    During this panel you'll learn from our panelists what it takes to grow and launch a brand succesfully abroad. They'll cover everything from copyright, manufacturing, customs and more as their share valuable advice on how to prepare your brand to go global.

  • 11:30AM
    Track B: The Art of Getting Acquired

    Hear from our inspiring panel of entrepreneurs who've built globally recognized companies and later went on to be acquired. During this panel, speakers will touch upon what it took to grow a company that got on the radar of the conglomerates, how they navigated company culture as the transition occurred, and how their brands maintain what made them great after such a big change.

  • 12:10PM
    Mid-day Fireside Chat

    Moderated by Jason Feifer, Editor-in-chief, Entrepreneur, ft. Stuart Tomac, Vice President of Human Nutrition, CV Sciences.

  • 12:30PM — 3.30PM
    Networking & Demos In The Discovery Lounge

    Discover more than 300 of the biggest product launches from the best-emerging brands in the world.

  • 3:30PM
    Closing Keynote & Closing Thank Yous

    More details coming soon.

  • 4:00PM — 7:00PM
    Cocktail Reception

    All attendees welcome.

  • 7:00PM — 10:00PM
    VIP Dinner — Invitation Only

    Founder stories have the unique ability to connect, inspire and educate. Our founders will discuss their genesis story and how they became successful entrepreneurs and authorities in their industries. They'll also discuss what it's like to create businesses in new verticals where there may be limited consumer education.

 
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Explore breakthrough brands and product innovations in our Discovery Lounge — featuring 200+ of the best consumer brand innovations.

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Learn from the biggest names in consumer through keynotes, panels and fireside chats.

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Connect with the biggest names in the industry on the show floor.

 

ATTENDEES

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BRANDS

Build brand awareness, distribution, close sales, secure financing and forge the strategic partnerships you need to move the needle for your brand.

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ENTREPRENEURS

Take your company to the next level by meeting with world-class retailers, distributors and executives.

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TRADE PROFESSIONALS

Find the next breakthrough brands and get educated on the latest market trends, strategies and new products.

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BUYERS

Discover the newest products, spot trends, increase your margins and satisfy your customers.

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PRESS

Connect with innovators and entrepreneurs and cover the hottest product launches.

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INFLUENCERS

Stay ahead of the trend & build relationships with the hottest brands on the market.

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SEE

WHAT YOU MISSED

 

HEAR FROM

OUR CURRENT PARTNERS

“This is an intimate and really well curated space.”

Christopher Gavigan, Co-Founder and CPO, The Honest Company

Today I met with 15 buyers, the decision makers. They are helping me grow my business, period.

Michael Bumgarner, Founder and CEO, Cannuka

You’re really seeing things that are at the forefront of the trends that are starting to happen in the industry.

Rosie O'Neill, Co-Founder and CCO, Sugarfina

“The vibe is amazing, everyone is networking & it's just an amazing conference.”

Maria Hatzistefanis, Founder, Rodial

“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 Organics

“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

"What I think is so cool about FounderMade is that it's a combination of connecting people."

Bobbi Brown, Founder, Evolution_18 , Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"It's always great when you can interact and meet other founders and hear other founders speak and learn about other brands and businesses."

Alli Webb,  Founder, Drybar

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"This is how business happens."

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Co-Founder, Foodstirs

 
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