“Never ever give up your dreams just because you are a girl” – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From first-time entrepreneurs to female entrepreneurs, 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 20 gems and insights from the week of August 17-24 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

StoryBites

Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life. – B K S Iyengar

With 22% of India’s population being under the age of 12, paediatric healthcare is in big demand. – Anand Lakshman, AddressHealth

Never ever give up your dreams just because you’re a girl and that you don’t have any support from anyone. – Deena Venugopal, AnaBytes

We don’t celebrate, we just work harder and smarter. – Uche Ariolu, Foodstantly

If you want to innovate for others, commit to the idea of empathy. – Vijay Kumar, Institute of Design

The key to being a David in a world full of Goliaths is the ability to be able to differentiate yourself. – Aedhmar Hynes, Text 100

Entrepreneurship is all about keeping your ears and eyes open and learning from people around. – Shikhil Sharma, Czar Securities

Mobile advertising has definitely shown its effectiveness over other media for user growth. – Jayesh Easwaramony, InMobi

In the mobile-first, cloud-first world, software development is a key skill, but success requires moving to monetization. – Steve Ballmer, Microsoft

It is becoming increasingly easy to develop Big Data products – but getting customers to pay for them is another matter! – Tom Davenport, Big Data @ Work

Future plans involve creating an information conglomerate in India on the lines of Tencent in China or Naspers based out of South Africa. – Samar Singla, ClickLabs

Life is fickle and there is limited time to do something worthwhile with it. – Mohit Bhakuni, Contify

The cloud is less about technologies and architectures than it is an operating model which represents the way you do business. – Milind Borate, Druva

Startups teach you everything from scratch. When you commit to a startup it has the capacity to turn a novice into an entrepreneur. – Sonam Shah, Label Corp

If products are growing in India then that will definitely generate good opportunities for service based industry. – Pankaj Chhajed, SDLC

Never allow your imagination to die, make it a reality. – Vikram Srivastava, Kartavya Healtheon

You should always do something that you have decided to do and not something that is expected of you. – Kenneth Reitz

We want to prove with data that films can actually change the world. – Pavitra Chalam, Curly Street Media

If there’s anything at all a person wishes to accomplish in life, the only thing stopping you is yourself. – Siddharth Agarwal, Madness Project


Madanmohan Rao

Madanmohan Rao

Madanmohan Rao is research director at YourStory Media and editor of five book series (http://amzn.to/NpHAoE). His interests include creativity, innovation, knowledge management, and digital media. Madan is also a DJ and writer on world music and jazz. He can be followed on Twitter at @MadanRao