Back in 2014, Nisha Btesh, creator and founder of Hola Gwapa, was a senior at the Academy of Art University majoring in Textile Design when the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself – she worked with a fellow design student to create a Women’s Wear collection that successfully walked the runway at New York Fashion Week! This incredible experience changed Nisha’s course after graduation. She launched her own line and when that lined failed to produce enough revenue to sustain her passion, she had to shut it all down. Nisha shares her journey of how closing her business ultimately lead her to become obsessed with following artists who were successfully turning their passions into paychecks and that is how her idea for Hola Gwapa was born. Hola Gwapa is now a community of almost 10K female creatives, a website, a blog, an online shop and most recently a podcast.
Hola Gwapa and her many shades of COLOR Feat. Nisha Btesh
Coming From the Heart
Masterly skilled and artistically talented, meet Nisha Btesh from Hola Gwapa who creates the blank canvas, and intricately touches and strokes our heart and spirit with her community and passion for life! Thank you Nisha for being on the episode! You can join the “Gwapa Gang” and listen to her podcast, The Hola Gwapa Podcast, on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Follow Nisha on Instagram @holgwapa and check out her cute merch, accessories, and more at holagwapa.com (they just got a new shipment of the BLM shirts that you can support too!) Shout out to our amazing sound engineer Alex Wiederock for editing the podcast! Also, shout out to Xixuan Hei for the original and beautiful soundtrack she composed (@xixuan_hei on Instagram). Please join our community and follow us on: Instagram: @coming_fromtheheartpodcast Twitter: @cfthpodcast Facebook: Coming From the Heart Podcast https://linktr.ee/coming_fromtheheartpodcast Please subscribe, rate, review, & share with the ones closest to your hearts!
Nisha Btesh, founder of Hola Gwapa - Start By Starting, Launching an Online Shop & the Many Hats of Being a Business Owner
Working Girl Talk
Today, we welcome Nisha Btesh to Working Girl Talk! She is an artist, creator, business owner and designer. She does it all! She’s the founder of Hola Gwapa. Hola Gwapa is an online shop, community & blog that connects, celebrates & supports female artists & entrepreneurs. In this episode, we talk about her career journey working in textile design and as an artist, her experience at New York Fashion Week, launching her company, the many hats a business owner has to wear and so much more. FOLLOW Hola Gwapa This Week's News: - Pinterest's new Shopify integration (Social Media Today) -Spotify launches "Group Sessions" (The Verge) - Twitter goes remote forever (The Verge) - Google Chrome gets organized (TechCrunch) FOLLOW Working Girl Talk and your host, Abby Zufelt.