From farming and power to e-learning and mobile money, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring the most notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see last week’s post here)! Share these gems and insights from the week of July 21-27 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!
Let’s start by encouraging our girls and peers to dream big and go after it in whatever-the-hell way they please. The world is theirs and they can have it all. – Ashwini Asokan, Mad Street Labs
I get more inspired by the negative comments that we receive. These words make us work harder than before to reach our destination. – MC Kaikanth, Infinite Engineers
Travel truly broadens your outlook towards life and everyone should travel irrespective of budget, time and company. – Ashpi Gupta, Mumbai Angels
Building a successful startup takes 8-10 years. – Arpit Agarwal, Blume Ventures
There are about 1,000 people in my network but the information of a lot of them just trails off my mind. – Ryan Roslansky, LinkedIn
People’s desire for online purchases underscores necessity for internationally acceptable e-payment. – Bisi Onasanya, FirstBank Nigeria
Our mission is to support the voices of women with the belief that to tell one’s story is a human right. – Masha Hamilton, activist
Think beyond business plans. – Snehal Nimje and Paras Jain, Townista
Learning is going digital. Both eBooks and digital coursework are seeing increasing adoption. – Nipun Mehra, Flipkart
A very simple indicator of what you feel for your work is the way you feel about it on a Sunday night or Monday morning! – Sravanth B., FrontalRain
Many times, you see a technology VC whose website looks like a relic. – Sid Talwar, LightBox.vc
The distributed power segment will see explosive growth over the next few years. – Narayanan R., The Chennai Angels
Indian consumers spend over three hours a day on their smartphones. – Ericsson Consumer Labs
Ideas, no matter how simple or grandiose, need money and capital to be realised. – John Rampton, Adogy
People are becoming more conscious of the environment and working towards its improvement – but are also unaware of how to do so and how to find time to take part in initiatives. – Sankalp Taru
Unlike the US where a majority of mobile startups are founded by 20-year old college drop-outs, in India, less than 10% are fresh out of college. – Helion Venture Capital
Go out and smell the fresh grass, ongoing analysis sitting in the comfort zone isn’t going to make things happen. – The Hammer & Mop story
The ecommerce industry in India, currently pegged in the range of $11-16 billion, has over 70% of the numbers coming from the online travel sector, with the rest coming from retailing. – YS Research
Young children are now tech savvy and prefer to spend more time on mobile phones and computers in comparison to text books. – Sipsala, Sri Lanka
Why we can’t become like Samsung, who is creating its own products and also has an identity. – Umang Srivastava, Casa Brands.
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