2019 Curly EXECUTIVE GRANTS

As a business coach, serial entrepreneur, and the daughter of an entrepreneur I know a thing or two about the risks we take for our businesses. This year I am partnering with an Austin, TX based non- profit I love, #bossbabesatx, to launch two grants for women entrepreneurs in Texas!

Grant Application Period: April 23- July 12

 
 

The Curly Executive Grant For Women of Color Entrepreneurs — $1000

Designed for women of color entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of their business or at a new business crossroads, recipients of this grant will receive:

  • $1000 to kickstart and fund marketing expenses related to new business activity (i.e., launching a new product or service, opening a new location, etc.)

  • year-long access to #BBATX’s workshops and meet-ups

  • 6 monthly coaching sessions with the grant’s advisor, Mélissa Peng

  • free year- long access to all Curly Executive DIY & guided content (worksheets and webinars)

The Curly Executive Grants are supported by Mélissa Peng aka Curly Executive a Texas-based Serial Entrepreneur, Business Coach, and YouTuber. Mélissa earned her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and held roles with marketing behemoths including Proctor & Gamble, Macy’s, and NBC Universal. After 10 years of successfully climbing the corporate ladder and earning the title of Director of Marketing at the age of 30, she left corporate and her 6 figure salary to build a lifestyle focused on pursuing her many passions and her newfound purpose of helping others do the same.

Mélissa is a woman of color and the daughter of a lifelong entrepreneur, this grant’s purpose is to support fellow women of color entrepreneurs in pursuing their passions and taking strategic risks in business.


The Curly Executive Grant for craftHER Entrepreneurs — $500

Designed for makers and artist-entrepreneurs in the beginning stages of their business or at a new business crossroads, recipients of this grant will receive:

  • $500 to kickstart and fund marketing expenses related to new business activity for their creative practice (i.e., launching a new product or service, applying for a new market, etc.)

  • year-long access to #BBATX’s workshops and meet-ups

  • Waived booth fee for craftHER Market Fall ‘19

  • 6 monthly coaching sessions with the grant’s advisor, Mélissa Peng

  • free year- long access to all Curly Executive DIY & guided content (worksheets and webinars)

  • Silk flower making workshop at Camellias and Curls HQ in Round Rock, TX

  • 5 class pass to Pon Di Beat dance master classes  

The Curly Executive Grants are supported by Mélissa Peng aka Curly Executive a Texas-based  Serial Entrepreneur, Business Coach, and YouTuber. Mélissa earned her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and held roles with marketing behemoths including Proctor & Gamble, Macy’s, and NBC Universal. After 10 years of successfully climbing the corporate ladder and earning the title of Director of Marketing at the age of 30, she left corporate and her 6 figure salary to build a lifestyle focused on pursuing her many passions and her newfound purpose of helping others do the same.

In addition to founding Curly Executive Mélissa is the artist behind Camellias and Curls, a handmade flower hair accessories brand, and the creator of Pon Di Beat a Dancehall and Afrobeat dance masterclass series in Austin & Houston, TX. This grant’s purpose is to support fellow makers, artists, and performing artists in pursuing their passions and taking strategic risks in business.