“Excellence of your application is of no use unless it adds value to your client” – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From independent careers to Independence Day, 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 10-17 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


Five years is a very long time in a startup’s life. Technology will change and so will our product. – Anand Sinha, PressPlay

Excellence of your application is of no use unless it adds value to your client. – Vipul Mishra, CanvasFlip

Top-scoring middle-income economies are narrowing the gap on innovation quality with China in the lead, followed by Brazil and India. – Soumitra Dutta, Dean of Cornell University

I believe in the power of comics as strong mediums of communication and storytelling and I think the Indian audience is maturing. – Raveesh Mohan, Orange Radius

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When we dream, we become problem solvers letting nothing stand in our way – Whitney Johnson, Dare, Dream, Do

We waited. Now no more. All sails ahead. – Nishchal Kesarwani, Todoed

We made mistakes and we loved to do so. We would end up making mistakes 10 times, but we succeeded the 11th time. – Vijay Singh Ajairajpura, Rajputana Custom Motorcycles

Ask yourself each day, in a calm and caring voice, “What small step could I take today that may improve a process or product?” – Robert Maurer, The Spirit of Kaizen

I think Bangalore can become the brewing capital of India. – Ajay Nagarajan, Windmills Craftworks

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who think, and those who feel. – Rashmi Bansal, I have a dream

Finding a domain name for your startup is pretty difficult. – Vidit Chopra, Alertimizer

From 2013 through 2017, $4 billion will be spent on cloud services in India. – Gartner group

For a first generation entrepreneur like me, the biggest risk was to take the plunge into entrepreneurship and persist with it through the highs and lows. – Anurag Srivastava, Flaberry

The diagnosis of hearing disability and penetration of hearing aids in India is less than a 10th of developed economies. – Somenath Mukherjee, Hearing Plus

As an entrepreneur, you’re accountable to your family, your employees (and their families), your investors, and above all, your customers. –  Rohan Chandrashekhar, BuzzValve

The right answer always wins. We like people who’ll stand up for the right answer. – Mahesh Muraleedharan, Uber India

We are passionate about innovating on the ways in which people tell their stories. – Ashwin Dias, ZoomInfo

Our goal is to touch 100 million lives in 10 years! – Nish Chasmawala, Consure Medical

I salute thee, savior bright, Thou who dost all foes afright. – Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

I’m addressing you all not as “Pradhan Mantri” but as “Pradhan Sewak” – the first servant. – PM Narendra Modi


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About the author

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

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