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Licensing International’s Diversity & Inclusion Accelerator Program Selects Companies

Winners have been selected to participate in the program.

License Global

June 17, 2021

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Licensing International has announced that five companies have been selected to participate in the association’s new Diversity & Inclusion Accelerator Program. 

Each participating company receives benefits valued at more than $100,000 including:

  • Monthly mentoring meetings with industry leaders;

  • Enrollment in Coursework in Licensing Studies, an in-depth study of the business of licensing and the industry’s only training ground to become a Qualified Licensing Practitioner; and

  • One-year Licensing International membership, which includes consultation services, networking and matchmaking resources, access to exclusive research, business savings and more.

The Diversity & Inclusion Accelerator Program participants are:

  • Bedrock Collectibles (www.bedrockcollectibles.ca), a Toronto-based producer of statues and collectibles for pop-culture brands;

  • Holy Joe, a streetwear brand launched in 2018 by a brother-and-sister team based in Los Angeles and Mexico City;

  • Librex, a U.K.-based licensing agency that helps sports and fitness brands grow sustainably via brand extensions and strategic geographical expansion;

  • Park Star Media, a production company and creative studio based in Los Angeles and Seoul; and

  • Somos Arte, a Brooklyn-based production and creative services studio.

“Licensing International is committed to helping transform the existing entrepreneur licensing ecosystem into a more authentically inclusive environment,” says Maura Regan, president, Licensing International. “Through our efforts, we hope to inspire, empower and enable underrepresented founders to build successful brand licensing businesses.”

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