Dreamday looks up to Shazi Visram
As a child of immigrants, Shazi lived in the motel her parents owned and operated. One day, she started a company for healthy baby foods. Today, Happy Baby Organics brings in $200 million a year. Listen to her story on How I Built This by Guy Raz.
HOW IT WORKS
Over four weeks, participants get:
- Custom-made video-based education on how to start a small, medium business.
- Small group coaching on believing in yourself and handling family conflict.
- A collective of like-minded young people for support and encouragement.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
An initiator is an entrepreneurship program that prepares a person to start on their business idea. Simply put, it is like an accelerator or incubator without the initial prospects for venture-scale returns.
As immigrant and BIPOC children often help in the family business, they face disadvantages. Notably, they lose time for learning things such as career and business know-how common in American culture. These are what Dreamday affords such young people and their family.
The standard program is for four weeks. Each participant goes through 1) video-based education and then 2) live, guided reflection on key topics.
- Teaching is by those who have experienced being an immigrant or BIPOC and/or entrepreneurship. (1 hr / week)
- Guidance is provided by a personal coach well-versed in interaction with immigrant and/or BIPOC young people. (1 hr / week)
Youth will come out of this with:
- The ability to develop a product or service and have empathy for the customer.
- A business model and an understanding of basic business finances.
- Plans for a marketing and sales funnel.
- Better communications skills for family, friends, and customers.
Dreamday invites venture, founders, corporations, foundations, churches, and individuals to sponsorship at four levels.