Innovation happens in every corner of our community yet, when people hear innovation they typically think of tech or capital-focused ventures. I know I usually did! That was until COLLIDE brought several different successful entrepreneurs to the table who changed my thinking of where and what innovation could look like. Let’s get into what you might’ve missed at COLLIDE: Health, Beauty & Wellness!
Starting things off, we co-hosted COLLIDE Expo: Innovation In Beauty, Health & Wellness. This expo was centered around those different innovative products and ideas, that are changing the landscape of beauty products and self-care. Some of the demonstrations highlighted were DEMIblue Clean Nail Polish, The Scented Hug Candle Co., Hair Cureolgy & Expressions 4 U Yoga. All of these companies were able to find new and unique ways to deliver their idea and product to the world. After seeing their amazing inventions we actually got to take a peek behind the curtain that was their insight in the next session Innovation In Beauty, Health & Wellness.
Joining us in this session were each of the demonstrators and some new friends! Cherelle Marshall, Dr. Tandra Taylor, Eunolia Williams, Michelle Robinson, Rolonda McCray, Tashara Earl & Tiffany Wesley, all gave their individual stories behind their entrepreneurial journey and how they got to their positions in the business world. With such a large panel there was so much insight and amazing takeaways that we will definitely be having these women back for another show!
Looking forward, to our next Gathering. Corporate & Community Partnerships is being hosted once again. You can look forward to some subject matter experts from Square One’s incubator program as well as the ever-growing St. Louis Reconciliation Network! We’ll see you there, have a great weekend VenCaf Community!