It is with utter exuberance and boundless excitement that I announce this news: BonLook has won the Emerging Entrepreneurs Contest at C2-MTL 2013! I am so very proud of Sophie, Mel and the entire BonLook family and thrilled to see what is in store for the coming year.
C2-MTL is a large business conference, attended by the most creative and unconventional minds of the contemporary business world. It is curated by Sid Lee, the renowned international creative agency. C2-MTL is a three-day event during which attendees are immersed in a world of inspirational workshops, exhibitions and speakers. This year, the lineup of speakers is absolutely astounding. It includes the likes of Sir Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Group), Diane von Furstenberg (yes, seriously!) and even the cosmetics legend Bobbi Brown!
The Emerging Entrepreneur of 2013 winners are recognized for excelling in the business world and for showing growth, innovation, vision and inspiration (things I think BonLook has in great quantity). I believe that this marks both the acknowledgement of great success and the beginning of BIG and WONDERFUL things for the company.
I had a chance to talk with Sophie about C2-MTL and winning Emerging Entrepreneur of 2013. Here’s the scoop:
Tara: There is a fantastic lineup of speakers at C2MTL this year. Which ones are you most looking forward to hearing?
Sophie: Diane von Furstenberg! She is such an inspiring women and really has defined the style of a generation. She built an empire with her fashion brand and is, I think, a role model for all women entrepreneurs out there. I am also looking forward to hear Bobbi Brown and Elle Macpherson. There is actually an amazing line up of inspiring women entrepreneurs, which is very refreshing and super exciting!
Tara: What does this award signify for your personally? How does it make you feel?
Sophie: It’s a great pat on the back for BonLook. As an entrepreneur, with your business partners, you know when you are progressing and growing and doing well but it’s always nice to have respected external players tell you that what you are doing is great! For me personally I think it will be a great to take a step back from BonLook’s daily activities and reflect on the next steps.
Tara: What are some of your goals and aspirations for the upcoming year?
Sophie: We want to really expand our product offering so that clients have the widest selection of affordable fashionable frames on the market.