India has become a nurturing ground for startups. Every day there are small companies mushrooming across the country, all competing and complementing each other, fuelling growth across sectors. And we do show our Indianness while running them.
The proof being the way every company is trying to extend their support and contribute their best for Nepal earthquake relief activities. Yes! How will we leave back something which is deep in our genes, the helping nature.
Our big brothers in startup community have become more generous contributing funds and providing platforms for people to donate as much as they can. They urge people to donate more for the relief works by even matching rupee to rupee from their pockets. Some companies have even joined hands to make this even bigger. This sign from the startup community gives me confidence that in near future we will not consider CSR as a law but as a duty, as a pride.
Here are a few examples of our Indian startups and how they are contributing.
Matches rupee to rupee for every donation through them and directs it to Prime Minister’s relief Fund https://paytm.com/blog/nepal-needs-your-help-now/
Buy anything on their website on May 1st and the company donates the entire sales though Paytm, who will double every rupee. And nurturing Green ships your plant to your address.
Matches rupee to rupee for every donation through them and directs it to Prime Minister’s relief Fund http://blog.uber.com/helpnepal
Connecting the donations to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund http://blog.olacabs.com/contribute-to-the-pms-relief-fund-to-nepal/
Matches rupee to rupee and donates to Iskon Food Relief Foundation
Donates ?20 for every missed call given to 9590-666-222 and also gives a recharge coupon to you
These companies have given us more than one reason to shell out some penny for a noble cause.
Kudos to the startup community, what better can we expect from them. Don’t you think it is an added reason to love these wonderful companies?
* : We have included Uber and foodpanda in this list (for their India arm) even though they aren’t technically an Indian startup.