‘I love the opportunities that an empty canvas gives me’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From social networks to adventure tours, 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 23-29 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

Broadening the base of women entrepreneurs is extremely critical to India’s energetic economy. - Geetha Kannan, Anita Borg Institute

I love the opportunities that an empty canvas gives me, the thrill to write my own story. - Gauri Jayaram, Active Holiday Company

Africa is witnessing the beginning of an internet boom and we are well poised to participate in this round of growth. - Srikanth Balachandran, AirTel

We want to move out of college to pursue our dream full time. - Mohammed Aboobacker, Mobio

India has an estimated installed base of more than five million diesel generators of capacity greater than 15 KVA and growing. - Ramesh Gupta, LoudCell

India will experience a gigantic evolution in consumer behaviour on mcommerce and mobile marketplaces. - Rajesh Sawhney, GSF

Take ‘no’ as a question. - Mechai Viravaidya, PDA

Accept failure fast and be prepared to pivot. - Rohit Singal at MobileSparks

Securing your internship is the first step that you take towards building your career. - Niranjan Yadav, Switch Idea

Mobile technology may be constantly changing but protecting these applications will be very beneficial. - Gaurav Singhal, Patracode Services

Be clear on what you seek from the VCs beyond the money – clearly articulate how they may be able to add value. - Vikram Upadhyaya, GHV Accelerator

The UK is the third largest source of FDI to India with a combined total of US $20bn invested in Indian companies. - Bernard Goyder, Acquisitions Daily

The only reason to be in startup is when you feel making this world a better place than it is today. Solve real customer’s real problems, which no one else is solving, or if you can provide a better solution than anyone else. - Pardeep Goyal, PocketScience

Get well settled in your dream job and then quit your day job. Life will be beautiful. - Praveen Kumar, comedian

The ‘impulse buy’ nature of fashion and jewellery coupled with COD and easy return policies will help further growth of this category in the online space. - Ashish Sood, Youshine

Real-time, efficient and visually intuitive search is the biggest unmet need and the biggest business opportunity in the fashion e-commerce industry. - Mauktik Kulkarni, Wazzat Labs

Nothing is impossible, and your team is your strength. - Garima Gaur, Gesture Research

Having a maker mentality helps. - Bhaktha Keshavachar, Ezetap

Coins of smaller denominations like Re 1 and 2 are becoming scarce. - Radhakrishna Adiga, Adigas

The very big thing about hacking is that it is something you cannot teach: it is a discipline that you learn exclusively by doing. - Shashank Chourey, India Infotech

One of the best parts about building a product, especially for India, is that if it works well there it will work well everywhere else. – Meera, REEL

Getting a house furnished has clearly been a big pain point in India. - Srikanth Iyer, HomeLane

By just connecting more people to each other, it will be possible to streamline a lot of the unorganized car-pooling. - Pedro Meduna, Tripda

With device availability and ubiquitous access, we believe there is abundant growth in the social media sector. - Rajeev Gupta, GeckoLife



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