When expression is given support to flourish, it creates a butterfly effect which uplifts a society's culture and consciousness. This is why we created START.
At Bhansali, we understand how challenging it is to start and scale a creative business. Our initiative, START by Bhansali, gives inner-city highschool students the tools, encouragement and confidence they need to begin making money with their talents. Our weekly workshops are led by industry leaders who are eager to share their wisdom. Each week, one of our START leaders coaches students about a particular aspect of starting a creative business. These mini seminars include: product development, finance, sales and much more.
Our 2019 program was a tremendous success, helping students at INNER-CITY ARTS follow their dreams. In 2020, START will partner with Nikki and Brie Bella to work with students from the LA Alliance. This upcoming START program will develop apparel for their brand, BIRDIEBEE and help to raise awareness about key issues which both companies share.