Monday, April 12, 2021Cosmetics news

Chartres launches its start-up incubator

Chartres lance son incubateur de start-up

Chartres has just launched the Fabrique de la beauté. This project aims to help entrepreneurs who want to revolutionize the world of beauty and well-being. Chartres wishes to bring out the future nuggets of the Beauty Tech and to set itself up as a dynamic capital of the French cosmetics industry.

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The Fabrique de la beauté is a support program designed to help start-ups under three years old. The city has brought together several experts in the cosmetics industry to support the young companies selected. They will benefit from the advice of Cosmetic Valley members such as Dior, Coty and Guerlain.

The Fabrique de la beauté provides its participants with:
• Access to a network of manufacturers and subcontractors in the Chartres metropolitan area to design their prototypes and formulate their new products
• Directory of contacts in the cosmetics-perfumery and wellness industry to create a network and promote development
• Support from regulatory experts
• Laboratory to develop its R&D
• A “Living Lab” to test its products or services and gather consumer panels
• A “Beauty Store” to distribute its first units and get direct feedback from customers
• A studio to produce professional videos

Access to the Fabrique de la Beauté is subject to application. All those admitted will be followed for a year and will be helped both on the regulatory level and in the search for financing. The goal is to allow these young companies to emerge sustainably in the French entrepreneurial landscape.

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