DailyCandy’s Start Small Go Big competition is in its third year. Winning a spot in the DailyCandy Academy not only introduces startups to mentors, it also provides a huge increase in traffic.
This year more than 2,500 companies entered. DailyCandy winnowed it down to six businesses. Four are NY-based—Soap Cartel, Taste Savant, Lauren Nevada and Uprise Art. Regardless of whether or not they win the competition, one tangible result is exposure to DailyCandy’s readers. The formalwear company Dolly Pearl won in 2010. It went from being virtually unknown to selling in 13 stores.