Zenaviv is a social enterprise changing the way the world perceives people with autism, by celebrating their unique abilities and promoting their talent.
Artists earn 66% of the profits from the sale of their art - improving their self-esteem, helping secure their financial future, and providing hope to their families.
"Enlightenment With Colors"
The name Zenaviv is derived from the Japanese word "zen", meaning enlightenment, and the Hebrew word "aviv", meaning spring, or colors of spring.
Our artists experience this "spring" or new season of growth and opportunity in their lives as they turn their talent and abilities into beautiful, colorful works of art that bring light and life to the clients we serve.
Harish Bikmal has two teenage boys, the youngest of whom has low-functioning autism. This means that he can't do much on his own. What he can do though, is paint.
Harish and his wife would often worry about their son’s future. They wondered how their son might earn a living and spend his days, especially once they’re gone.
Harish and his eldest son Saket launched Zenaviv in 2016 to bring recognition to the unique autism talent which was “invisible” to the world, and improve the quality of life of the artists.
Harish Bikmal, Co-Founder, Chief Empowerment Officer
Harish has launched cutting-edge technology products that improve the lives of kids with autism and advised leadership at large global corporations. Harish holds an MBA from Duke University and an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Saket Bikmal, Co-founder, Evangelist
Saket is a freshman in college and older brother of Himal Bikmal. Driven by a passion to help build a future for his brother, Saket played a critical role in the starting of Zenaviv. He enjoys presenting the stories of artists at events and competitions, designing and photographing products, and maintaining the website.
Angie Eggerichs leads marketing and creative efforts for Zenaviv. Angie has a background in Digital Marketing, Communications, and Graphic Design. She has worked as a Personal Care Assistant for a little girl with Down Syndrome for 9 years and coaches Ice Hockey for individuals with disabilities. Her favorite things are her puppy, ice cream, crafting, and sports!