Victoria is a Venezuelan-American social entrepreneur, blogger, published author and marketing expert with over 10 years of experience. She has worked in the media, corporate, non-profit and small business sectors. In 2014, she co-founded AVANZA Business Solutions, a multicultural marketing and tech firm along with her sister and business partner.
Victoria Calderón Nunes
Co-owner & CEO, Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op & AVANZA Business Solutions
In 2016, they established AVANZA’s headquarters inside their second venture and real estate investment, Bottoms Up Coffee Co-op located in Franklinton, Ohio. Bottoms Up is a public coffee shop and private coworking space with a social mission to reduce infant mortality.
Victoria’s personal mission is to empower women and girls. She’s also a regular contributor on Columbus Moms Blog and READY Publication. By channeling her passion for diversity and strategic partnerships, she’s been able to grow deep roots in Central Ohio and nationwide to add value to all of the individuals and organizations she interacts with. She has won numerous awards for community development and received national recognition for her published work raising awareness around infant mortality.
She’s a member of the Columbus Women’s Commission, the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality, the Small Business Majority Business Council, Forge Columbus and on the Communications Advisory Committee for Franklin University. In 2016, Victoria and her sister, Virginia Nunes were awarded the Smart Business Progressive Entrepreneur(s) of the Year award.
Past and present association involvement over the years.
Columbus City Schools
Hispanic Chamber of Columbus
Jumpstart Coalition for Financial Literacy
Latino Empowerment Outreach Network (LEON)
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality
Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Latino Affairs Commission
United Way of Central Ohio
YWCA of Columbus