Eliana Cardeno

Company: Kiyomi Beauty

Location: New Haven

Company/organization description

Kiyomi Beauty was created to conveniently connect women to South Korean beauty products that are effective, ethical, innovative, and empower women throughout their skincare journey. Kiyomi Beauty curates a wide range of skincare and beauty items geared towards different lifestyles and skin types, while providing easy to use instructions and product information to help you improve your skincare routine.

Tell us about the entrepreneurial milestones you accomplished?

- Launched our first product (MVP), the Kiyomi Beauty Box in January 2018- Launched our second product, the Kiyomi Beauty Pouch in April 2020- 3rd Place winner at Venture Showcase for reSET's Social Venture Accelerator Program- 1st Place winner at Venture Showcase for SMB Incubator Program- Launched Kickstarter campaign in October 2019

What type of entrepreneur are you?

Scalable Venture - regional, national, or global business focus

What CT entrepreneur ecosystem resources have helped you succeed?

- reSET Coworking Space - reSET's Social Venture Accelerator Program - Connecticut Small Business Development Center - Women's Business Development Council - University of Hartford's Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center

Nominator Justification

With a lot of effort, this latina from Connecticut has launched her small business: a korean beauty products subscription box. Delivered right to your doorstep. She participated in the Girl Boss NYC's She Means Business Incubator pitch competitions. Since completing the program, she was placed in the Top 3. Very smart woman, hard worker, innovative, with an unbeatable entrepreneurial spirit. Check her business page here: https://www.kiyomibeauty.com/pages/about-us

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