[Storybites] ‘Self-discovery is the only real source of life lessons’ – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys

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From tech stars to TechSparks, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here)! Share these 20 gems and insights from the week of October 19-25 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

Self-discovery is the only real source of life lessons. And starting-up offers an excellent opportunity at that. - Varun Yagain, DogMyCats

At a startup one can grow one’s professional career very quickly, master all technologies, play a major role for your team. – Shanmukhraja, 99Games

Videos are not made to go viral, they just do. - Arunabh Kumar, Viral Fever Media Labs

The primary challenge today is transparency when it comes to ad-hoc fundraising. – Pavan Kachibhatla, Bijlipay

I did not let fear overcome and just sit back. I hope I encourage women by my story. - Urvashi Patole, Female Biker of India award winner

Good work is the best motivation. - Ambika Sharma, Pulp Strategy Communication

Education is the only sustainable change you can create. - Gourav Jaiswal, Agrini

There is a need to de-stigmatise the act of cleaning and to encourage community participation in the cleaning exercise. - Varun Banka, SocialCops

You can only test your code so much. - Hemesh Singh, Flat.to

The best companies are started not because the founder wanted a company but because the founder wanted to change the world. - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Be yourself. Be interesting. It is not necessary to be only funny; you can be informative, educational, nice, or kind. - Ramesh Srivats, TenTenTen

Use your time at TechSparks to open up your own thoughts. What really is possible? What’s the dent in the universe we, YOU, are here to make? - Ellen Petry Leanse

Sell yourself and be the brand. - Arvinder Gujral, Twitter

BITS Pilani understands the need of creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem for its students. - Prof. K.E Raman

Startup should genuinely invest time in finding good mentors. - Pardeep Goyal, School Gennie

The best ideas propagate forward long after the author. – Bo Ren, Facebook

Optimism is the fuel for a true entrepreneur. – Ravi Venkatesan, ‘Conquering the Chaos’

The first thing to do is to figure out if you are a lifestyle entrepreneur, or does your business have the potential to scale and meet VC needs? - Klaas Oskam, Signal Hill

Fall in love with your dreams and your special ones. Because in love, you never give up. - Akash Mathew and Jim George, Elop

Switzerland is more than just cheese and watches. - Edouard Lambelet, Paper.li

We live and breathe this business – it's 24×7 and we prioritize this over everything. - Vivekanand Palaniappan, FitnessOne

Use your product as your message. - Shailendra Singh, Sequoia Capital

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