We're on a mission to unleash our collective creative potential to solve humanity's grand challenges
We're building an open colloboration platform for creatives (like you) of all talents and passions to help solve social and systemic challenges, together.
Passionate Communities Band Together
Project Band is empowering this generation's creatives and ushering in a world of a distributed creative workforce. Creatives may choose a project and start a virtual team to solve the problem, or band with an existing team. Access to research, as well as colloborative and project management tools, help you ideate and prototype. You may also contribute ideas, thoughts, and advice to other teams.
A Call to Action
Each project starts with a short film. We're making short films around well-defined problems and showcasing current solutions that are falling short. These films are not meant to spur sympathy or pity, but to provoke your intellectual curiosity with the question, "How might we solve this?" and to prompt an even stronger call to action: to galvanize our creative minds to bring solutions to life.
Sponsorship & Guidance
We partner with social enterprises tackling humanity's most pressing problems. These social enterprises sponsor each challenge and help the creative community understand complex realities on the ground to maximize your creative potential to create pragmatic solutions.
A Commerce of Creative Spirit
Band is building a community of passionate creatives with a desire to make a meaningful impact. Your contributions are gifts of art, and art thrives in a gift economy. So we circulate your gifts by sharing our own. With the help of partner brands, we give you personalized gifts that help you unlock your potential and live your dreams: whether it's diving the Great Barrier Reef, or travelling the world to witness cultures and reconnect with yourself.
Why We Exist
It all started with a simple optimistic expression on a canvas
Challenge #1: Inventing a Clean Stove
"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
3 Billion people cook on open fire or on rudimentary cookstoves everyday - burning various forms of biomass such as wood, depleting forests, and leading to premature deaths (over 4 million annually) from exposure to toxic smoke.
A clean cooking solution has to be affordable, socially acceptable, easy to use, durable, and most of all, desired - allowing people to regulate temperature, cook food quickly, and reduce time spent collecting fuel. Other important factors that affect scaling include family size, food type, cultural preferences, and gender bias. To learn more, click here.
There are many potential solutions - structural, technological, and behavioral. Band will focus on a specific, but major, use case - a target segment with similar cooking behaviors, affordability, and access to fuel. Band, together with social enterprise partners, challenge the community to post ideas and advance the design process.
Friends & Partners
WHO WE ARE
Shashank believes that with conviction and passion, every one has the power to be the change he/she wants to see.
Shashank is working with a brave team of change agents who bring unique skills and values to Band.