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JOIN THE
2022 L'OCCITANE ACCELERATOR
IN DUBAI

The L'Occitane Accelerator program, hosted in Dubai, gives a unique opportunity for selected Startups to team up with the French luxury brand to implement new edge retail-tech solutions in the Middle East and to develop a proof of concept with the goal of signing commercial agreements with the brand down the line.

Since 1976, L'Occitane has been imagining, producing, and selling beauty, skincare & wellbeing products with an intention to share nature's wonders with the world. With millions of clients globally, L'Occitane is one of the leading beauty brands in the world.

Funding

USD 50,000

Program Duration

4 months

Location

Dubai, UAE

Opportunity

Implement your startup's solution at L'Occitane MENA 

Application

Deadline

26th September 2022

Start Date

1st October 2022

TAKE PART IN ONE OF THESE 3 CHALLENGES

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#1 OMNICHANNEL JOURNEY & PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCES

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#2 DATA-DRIVEN DECISION MAKING

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#3 REGIONAL RELEVANCE OF THE BRAND & GEN-Z ATTRACTION

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 A LUXURY NATURAL BEAUTY BRAND
INSPIRED BY THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
AND PROVENÇAL BEAUTY WITH AN
AMBITION TO BE THE MARKET LEADER
IN NATURAL COSMETICS

FROM
1976

RETAIL LOCATIONS GLOBALLY
1500

MIDDLE EAST STORES
62

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WHO SHOULD APPLY?
You must be a Startup at the post-product market-fit stage with a proven track record and have a strong solution that you can implement at L'Occitane MENA.

The solution your startup provides can be positioned with the following identified three key challenges:

 
 
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OMNI-CHANNEL JOURNEY & PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCES

You are a startup developing a customer intelligence/personalisation engine or platform to boost omnichannel engagement on a 360º customers journey and increase customer loyalty and trust

  • Improve and accelerate e-commerce product shots process  

  • Identify and access loyal customer behavior and data in-store

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DATA DRIVEN
DECISION MAKING

You are a startup that can become the leader in data driven decision making to create actionable and automobile insights in sales, buying, operations, stock management, marketing, CRM and beyond

  • Data-driven recommendations based on customers' online and offline behaviors

  • Optimize conversion at the checkout stage

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REGIONAL RELEVANCE OF THE BRAND & GEN-Z ATTRACTION

Your startup understands the local customer demographics to attract, retain and engage with high-value customers and capture new customer segments

  • Enhance brand relevance at the regional level (MENA) with its customers

  • Attract a younger generation / demographic towards the products and services

APPLICATIONS CLOSED
L'OCCITANE ACCELERATOR
PROGRAM TIMELINE (2022-2023)

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

SOURCING AND SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

CONFIRMATION OF SELECTED STARTUPS

KICK-OFF & PROOF OF CONCEPT
WITH 3 STARTUPS

DEADLINE
16TH SEP

22ND SEPTEMBER

DEMO DAY

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The 2022 L'Occitane Accelerator program is powered by
The Greenhouse.

 

The Greenhouse provides its startups and entrepreneurs with a safe space to explore and grow their businesses and offers direct access to new generation tools and market access through its innovative programs.

At the Greenhouse we have more than 4 years of experience in building what is considered as one of the best corporate accelerators of the region

6

SINCE 2018

COHORTS IN FASHION, TECH & BEAUTY

22

FROM 10 COUNTRIES

STARTUPS ACCOMPANIED

27

IN THE MENA

PROOF OF CONCEPTS

20+

ACROSS 12 BRANDS

LONG-TERM AGREEMENTS

APPLICATIONS CLOSED
WHY JOIN THE L'OCCITANE ACCELERATOR?
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$50K FUNDING

This program is the beginning of a long relationship. At The Greenhouse, we want to accelerate your startup journey. We understand that's a commercial bet for you and we want to back you up. We'll ensure you'll get the best of it by having a stake in the game (with $50K of funding), and that you'll build successful growth in the region. As a VC, we may also invest more in your company at later stages.

HIGH VALUE AGREEMENT

You will work closely with the decision-makers of L’Occitane MENA. This program is designed around the Proof-of-Concept for you to be able to sign a long-term agreement with the brands, as we did with many startups in all our previous programs.

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BUSINESS ACCELERATION

We are part of Chalhoub Group, the leading luxury retail group in MENA, this Proof-of-Concept will open doors to our 450 brands, and become a strong launchpad for you in the region. You will receive mentorship, unique insights, and business opportunities from the industry leader and a strong entrepreneurship promoter.

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Guillaume de Roquefeuil, Founder & CEO

EuroPass

"Our experience at The Greenhouse was amazing. We've been positively surprised by the motivation of the brands to work with us, and the reactivity of the sponsors to make things happen. After 3 months, we have a solid solution to go live, and a strong motivation to pursue business with Chalhoub Group."

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PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & SPONSORS
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JULIE JOE

HR Director
L'Occitane Middle East

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JUNAID SERAJ

Program Lead
The Greenhouse

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SAMER EL MOSLEY

Director - Operations & Growth
Middle East, L'Occitane

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JOSEPH KEDEMOS

Managing Director
Middle East, L'Occitane

APPLICATIONS CLOSED