Welcome to Credo's clean beauty community, and thank you for your interest in our Credo for Change Mentorship Program. Credo was founded to bring clear, pro-health and pro-environment standards to an under-regulated beauty industry. Read more about our Mission and our Credo Clean Standard. Our goal is to bring the most selective assortment of independent clean beauty brands to our customers both in our stores and online.
Any brand at any time can submit to Credo to be evaluated by our Buyers. If you’d prefer to submit directly and bypass the Mentorship Program we ask that you use RangeMe. (New to RangeMe? How it works). We look for exceptional products with clear and impactful branding, a strong founder and/or ingredient story, and a price point that is attractive to the Credo customer. We are actively seeking diversity in founders, price points, and brands in categories like hair, makeup and skincare.
As entrepreneurs we recognize that building a company is hard—really hard. And too much of the time, access to talent, industry contacts, strategic thought partners and/or funds is just not equitable. The Credo for Change Mentorship Program’s goal is to facilitate BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) founders—whether they’re aspiring or have launched and now want to scale—in functional areas that will prepare their brand for larger distribution in retailers or direct-to-consumer.
We will be accepting applications between June 15 - July 1, 2020 and selecting 10 founders to participate in our first session. We will commit experienced resources in a variety of functional areas, and lend support, and give feedback for each brand selected. The first session is August 1-December 31st. Each meeting will be via Zoom.
Our program will focus on the following areas:
- One-on-one monthly time with Credo executives and industry experts for on-going strategic support
- Group Zoom classes on functional topics specific to growing a clean beauty brand
- Introductions and connections with fellow entrepreneurs, beauty experts, funders and Credo team
- Networking amongst mentorship cohort to build a strong peer group