Zoya started off as part of a bigger SMS healthcare service, but pretty soon took a life of its own. Here are somethings we gathered while talking to Danielle Sharaf about Zoya.
In your opinion, what are the three greatest traits of a good entrepreneur?
Self discipline – you know what they say about discipline. It’s the bridge between goals and accomplishments. It’s even truer when you’re the captain of your own ship.
Perseverance – entrepreneurship is not about winning, but about learning from failure and rising from the ashes again and again and again. You will fall hard and fast more often than you’ll soar. Many a times it’ll be a lonely and excruciating journey, but giving up should never be an option.
An eye for the right time – knowing when to launch, when to grow and when to scale. All of us make mistakes at these stages, but a good entrepreneur is one who minimizes these mistakes, learns from them and is swift to pivot accordingly. A good entrepreneur is a creature of opportunity rather than habit, i.e. he/she understands the importance of the ‘right’ time and adapts accordingly rather than repeating the same processes over and over again.
What was the gap in the market that motivated you to work on this idea?
-Restricted access to information about female healthcare
-Stigmas associated with female healthcare
-No comprehensive health app available with local content Female smartphone usage is on the rise