SEATTLE, December 01, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GlossWire is thrilled to announce the finalists for its virtual Global Pitch Competition. The finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their brand stories to a panel of esteemed judges on Thursday, December 2nd at 4PM EST for a grand prize of $10,000 USD.
"It is my great pleasure to announce the finalists of GlossWire’s Global Pitch Competition," said GlossWire founder and CEO Kimberly Carney. "We are thrilled with the diversity of submissions from across the globe. It is a testament to the unmatched opportunity that GlossWire's global reach brings to our pitch competitions."
The competition format includes a 2-minute pitch and live Q&A with a panel of esteemed judges. The panel of expert judges are Cindy Engstrom, Solomomo; Guia Golden, Instagram; Joe Wong, Baxter of California; Mike Osorio, Tori Richard; Sade Strehlke, Popsugar; and Susanah Zeffiro, Spotify. Karsten Newbury, Technology Executive and GlossWire Advisory Board Member, will serve as the event moderator.
"I will always endeavor to support diverse and inspirational beauty brands, and I love knowing that the funding provided from GlossWire's Pitch Competition directly bolsters their momentum,'' said Susanah Zeffiro, Spotify's Senior Client Partner of Beauty and pitch competition judge. "Having a front row seat for these amazing founders' stories, and being among my fellow industry judges in the process, is truly an honor."
GlossWire received applicants worldwide, including Canada, Colombia, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, and more. Special congratulations to our top 12 finalists: 4EVER MAGIC COSMETICS, Auda B, AveSeena, Cygalle Beauty, Fortify + Natural Germ-Fighting Skincare, Immunocologie, Innersoul, MASAMI, Mind Naturals, NFZD Beauty, Rossario George, and Wise.
"It’s impressive to see how beauty brands have both launched and pivoted over the past several years," stated Sade Strehlke, Popsugar Editor in Chief. "I’m looking forward to hearing directly from the top 12 finalists on how they plan to expand their product offerings with potential GlossWire funding.'
The event was created to give GlossWire’s 150+ brand partners an opportunity to receive global exposure, professional mentoring and funding that can be used immediately for growth and expansion.
"It is a great honor to sit with such an amazing group of industry professionals and serve as a judge for GlossWire’s Global Pitch Competition. The 12 finalists represent next-generation beauty brands, leading the industry in product and marketing innovation, diversity, purpose and story-telling," stated Mike Osorio, Tori Richard Vice President of Retail & Marketing. "I am excited to hear their pitches and participate in this effort to provide them with exposure to the people and resources that will accelerate their impact and sustainable growth."
Register in advance for this live Zoom event on December 2nd, 2021, at 4:00 PM EST:
GlossWire’s B2B2C app and web-based shopping platform provides its portfolio of beauty brands real-time insight into consumer shopping behavior patterns. A two-sided global marketplace, GlossWire’s B2B data hub aims to navigate consumer demand and increase profitability. For Consumers, the B2C shopping side is powered by consumer preferences using personalization to connect consumers to brands. Giving beauty brands real-time valuable insights through a fun and seamless experience for users is what makes the GlossWire platform the digital front runner in real-time consumer global business intelligence. The company is owned by Wire Holdings, Inc. and is backed by a range of all-star private angel investors in the beauty, retail and tech spaces. For more information, visit www.glosswire.com.
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