The Ultimate Gift: A Thriving Start-up
Peachbox Co. is a Latina-owned startup that began with its founder Alvania Lopez’s love for urban luxury products and obsession with effortless, unique gifts. After continuously helping her fiancé come up with customized gift ideas for his clients, she realized she had a gift for gifting! Unsatisfied with her corporate job, she decided to turn her hobby into a full-time business.
She had heard about EforAll from a friend who went through the program and loved it. She decided to apply to the Summer 2020 Lowell Accelerator program and couldn’t wait to learn more and work with mentors. Says Alvania, “More than anything, the Accelerator helped me believe in myself and my business. It gave me the confidence to leave my corporate career and do this full-time. I love EforAll, and I’m forever grateful.”
Since graduating from EforAll, As a fully online business, Alvania has seen PeachBox sales grow by more than 200% despite the pandemic. In fact, she hired three more people to help her and is about to move to a bigger warehouse space.