14 minutes | Mar 11, 2019

Melissa Butler, CEO The Lip Bar

On this episode of the Impact Michigan podcast, we talk to Melissa Butler of The Lip Bar. She is a Detroit native, Cass Tech and Florida A&M grad who left a career on Wall Street to solve a problem that she just had enough of. After being fed up with how the beauty industry's norms were reeking of excessive chemicals and a linear mode of thinking, she created The Lip Bar. With The Lip Bar, she's been on Shark Tank, given a TEDx Talk, and is selling in Target stores across the nation.  She famously said that “Everyone deserves to have representation. Without it, we are left seeking validation.” I got the chance to chat with her minutes before she gave her talk at TEDxDetroit this past August.  Partner Highlight: Intermitten is a grassroots, volunteer-operated organization that was founded in 2016. Our mission is to unite the Midwest tech community, thoughtfully nurture its development, and highlight it as a hub of and destination for entrepreneurial talent and innovation. Sponsor Highlight: Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization, is advancing the region by encouraging and supporting business acceleration, attraction, and retention. The organization identifies and meets the needs of business at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations. To achieve its mission, Ann Arbor SPARK collaborates with business, academic, government, and community investor partners. For more information, visit www.AnnArborUSA.org. Links: The Lip Bar Intermitten Ann Arbor SPARK
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