DOUGLAS BEAUTY FUTURES Challenge

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION AND VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY, HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY?

DOUGLAS‘ challenge for beauty and health innovations gives you the chance to either pitch your „Beauty & Health Product Innovation“, your „Beauty & Health Digital Solution“ or your „Sustainability Innovation“ to us and shape the customer experience of the future. Winners get the chance to either include their brand(s) in DOUGLAS‘ assortment or, after going through a review process, to cooperate with DOUGLAS. Among all finalists there will be a special prize in this year’s edition: In collaboration with the branding agency Jung von Matt START, one start-up will get the chance to win a „brand sprint“ package (strategy & design) to work with.

DOUGLAS BEAUTY FUTURES

THE CHALLENGE

DOUGLAS is the leading premium beauty and health platform in Europe. Offering around 200,000 beauty, lifestyle and health products in online shops, the beauty marketplace and around 2,000 stores, DOUGLAS inspires customers to live their own kind of beauty by an unparalleled assortment.


Now is your chance to get your idea off the ground:
Do you think your brand has what it takes to be in DOUGLAS‘ assortment? Or does your digital innovation have the potential to shape the future DOUGLAS customer experience? Or will your sustainability innovation improve the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) strategy of our store or online business? If the answer is yes, then BEAUTY FUTURES, our DOUGLAS Start-Up Challenge, is the perfect platform to see your idea come to life! Apply here, and if you convince us with your innovations, you will be pitching your idea to a panel of esteemed judges during an event, that will be held both digitally and face-to-face, at DOUGLAS headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, on November 8.

WHAT AWAITS THE WINNERS?

The winner in the category „Beauty & Health Product Innovation“ gets the chance to include their product or brand in DOUGLAS’ assortment in stores or/and on our online platform. In case of a „Beauty & Health Digital Solution“ or a „Sustainability Innovation“ the winner has the chance – after going through a review process – to cooperate with DOUGLAS on our online platform, the app, social media or in stores and related processes – depending on the respective innovation.

NEW: Among all finalists there will be a special prize in this year’s edition: In collaboration with the branding agency Jung von Matt START, one start-up will get the chance to win a „brand sprint“ package (strategy & design) to work with.

MEET THE JURY
AN ESTEEMED PANEL OF EXPERTS

BEAUTY FUTURES is brought to you by DOUGLAS with the support of our partner:

Business Punk

ABOUT LAST YEAR'S CHALLENGE

Nearly 200 young companies from 23 countries submitted entries in the third edition of the international start-up challenge “BEAUTY FUTURES”.


On November 12, 2021, a jury of highly respected experts selected the winners in the categories “Beauty Technology”, “Beauty Brand” and “Green Retail” during a hybrid event held at DOUGLAS’ headquarters in Düsseldorf.


We congratulate the winners: nayca in the "Beauty Brand" category, MillionFriends / Perfood in the "Beauty Technology" category and Provenance in the "Green Retail" category!


For exciting impressions from the pitch night, check out the video below!