‘An entrepreneur’s life is always a continuous journey’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From mobile business to motivational guidance, 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 25 gems and insights from the week of Nov 16-22 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

An entrepreneur’s life is always a continuous journey. - Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

A true marketplace is a treasure of long tail products. - Saurabh Pandey, dotConverse

Trademarks are one of the most prized possessions of the business and therefore they need to be cultivated and protected. - Gaurav Singhal, Patracode Services

The Indian consumer is fully aware of what is fresh juice, because no other country in the world has as much fresh juice sold on the street as we do. – Anuj Raykan, Raw Pressery

A good elevator pitch contains a call to action (CTA) for the listener. - Nitinkumar Gove, LeoCraft

Unreasonable is very relative. - Lakshmi Pratury, INK conference

Great stories like the Mahabharata don’t belong to any one culture, they belong to the world. - Sharad Devarajan, Graphic India

Governments should be well prepared to create a culture of startups to impact their cities, countries and citizens. - Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

Physical stores have finally woken up to realize etailers are a big threat to their existence. Physical stores are matching prices offered by etailers and are offering the products with superior services. - Haresh Panjavani

There are more people with cell phones than we ever had land lines. – MobiSparks 2014

Managing time I feel is one of the biggest challenges for any entrepreneur. – Astha Chaturvedi, Urban Climbers

Indian Railways has one of the largest e-commerce sites in the entire Asia-Pacific region. - Sandip Dutta, IRCTC

Don’t rush to raise funds, work on your fundamentals and make sure the market is ready to receive your product at scale before raising funds. - StayZilla

Failure to meet the quality standards will not be tolerated. - MyWash.in

When I got my laptop, I did not sleep for four continuous nights and bunked all the classes. - Saket Bhushan

WalkOn converts fitness into a currency; it makes sweat pay! - Shwetank Verma, Mobile Health Solutions

There is a great need to create awareness to make health “aspirational” and a priority for urban vulnerable communities. - Vanessa D’Souza, SNEHA

With over 900 million users and 90% penetration, mobile phones have become a part of almost every household in the country. - Marten Pieters, Vodafone India

We need to guide our children towards taking charge of our neighborhoods and becoming agents of change. - Swati Ramanathan, Janaagraha

An integral part of my life is taking risks and pushing comfort zones. – Jackie, Essmart

We offer a new way for those people of Indian origin to make a difference in their country — and to make some money. - Will Poole, Unitus Seed Fund

Women owned businesses tend to grow at a steady pace and give back more to society. – Ambika Sharma, Founder, Pulp Strategy Communication

Every story, each poem that a person shares, each voice that speaks against menstrual taboo, inspires me. - Aditi Gupta, Menstrupedia

Knowing the problem and taking a step towards it is more important than giving up and saying it is going to take time. – Shreyanka Mally, MuSigma

The only thing that will teach you how to startup is working at a startup or building a startup! - Prukalpa Sankar, SocialCops

Since recruiters receive video profiles, they are able to tell whether a candidate is a good fit for the role early in the cycle. - Vikram Murdeshwar, PinHopes

By the year 2020, 90 % of the world’s population over six years old is predicted to have a mobile phone of which 6.1 billion will have a smartphone subscription. - Ericsson Mobility Report

We need to embark on a human revolution. A revolution where our reality is not replaced by drones (or any other gadget) but augmented by technology to do better. - Vishal Sikka, Infosys



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