Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO - OYO, speaks to budding entrepreneurs on Carlton’s digital property ‘LegendSpeak’
Carlton, the premium luggage brand from the house of V.I.P. Industries, has released the 3rd episode of the series ‘LegendSpeak’ with Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO - OYO. LegendSpeak aims to be an interactive reference point for aspiring young business entrepreneurs, where they will be able to gain inspiration from the success stories of some of the most well-known and respected homegrown entrepreneurs. The property has been conceptualized and created exclusively by Carlton, The Venturator the online entrepreneur networking portal and is hosted at Tata Starbucks.
Speaking about his groundbreaking journey on LegendSpeak, Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO - OYO said, “Starting out requires a great deal of conviction and self-belief. We faced considerable challenges in the initial phase including lack of funds and resources. It was also tough to convince hotel-owners to participate in a new model of doing business. But through sheer grit and the team’s commitment, we pulled through to create what is today India’s largest hotel-network.”
Speaking to upcoming entrepreneurs he added, “It’s important to have an idea that solves a real problem but that is only half the battle. The real test of an entrepreneur is execution. People say you need experience to start your own business, but what really helps you grow are your failures. It is only when you come to terms with them and see them as something to gain from, that you will really be on the path to success.”
Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3HeolCR2vc
Elaborating on the digital property Mr. Sudip Ghose, Vice President-Marketing, V.I.P Industries said, “We are extremely thrilled to provide our audience an access to some of the most creative minds in the entrepreneurial eco-system in our country. As a brand, we simply aspire to fuel the passion within the startup community which is currently growing at a rapid pace. Ritesh Agarwal is one of the youngest entrepreneurs this country has seen and he truly has a compelling success story. With LegendSpeak we want to inspire the future entrepreneurs of India who will be the New Face of Business.”