Meet Melissa Villanueva
“I was looking on Craigslist for an espresso machine, and ended up buying a coffee shop instead.”
Entrepreneurship as a Platform
Five and half years later after finding that coffee shop on Craigslist, Melissa is the CEO, owner, and founder of Brewpoint Coffee Company. Brewpoint has three coffee shops, a wholesale roastery, a premiere event space, and a book called, “Starting & Running a Coffee Shop.” They have been mentioned on Forbes, Fast Company, Sprudge, and a number of leading publications and have awards such as Business of the Year, and Best Coffee Shop in IL.
Melissa is most proud of building a thriving business that she 100% owns and leads. This is important because money often dictates an entrepreneur’s decisions, but if you have the power to fully dictate why you do what you do, you can build a system that is not just about profit, but is about social and environmental impact that tries to thoughtfully put people and planet first.
Melissa and Angelo both believe in the importance of representation. Though they both work in the business, Melissa is the visionary and leader of the company representing strong women and minorities leading and taking charge of their platforms.
- Speaking Engagements
- Team Building Events
If you are in need of:
- Coffee Shop Consulting
- Coffee Program Consulting
- Coffee Equipment Consulting & Repairs