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“We can create another revolution through TV Commerce” – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
25th Jan 2015
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From angel investors to interactive business models , 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 30 gems and insights from the week of January 18-24 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


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 I think it is interesting to work as a woman photographer, photographing women. There is a sense of camaraderie and shared experiences. - Clare Arni

Don’t work on weight loss, work on your health. - Atraeyee Niharchandra, Revise Diet

We need constant hope reminders because we often forget our own greatness. – Charnita Arora, Perfect Life Spot

All I want is a road, a school and a hospital for our people. They toil so hard. It will help their women and children. - Dashrath Manjhi

In a fairly nascent industry like upcycling, there is a lot of experimentation that has to be done. - Amishi Shah, UpCycleProject

We are all exceptional armchair revolutionaries on social networks, but when it comes to the real situation nobody does anything. – Radhakrishnan Manohar, Get Closer

Digital payment systems can do more for equality in poor countries than they can do anywhere else. - Bill Gates

By reaching 150 million households with 600 million people that have a TV, we can create another revolution through TV Commerce. - Kunal Bahl, Snapdeal.com

I knew about the concept of self-storage in the western markets and researched a lot on how it could be fitted in the Indian market. - Pratyush Jalan, Boxmyspace

Founder Misconception #2 – The VC’s don’t “get it.”- Ash Narain, BankerBay

The pattern of fast, almost unbelievably fast growth, is not new to our industry. In fact, it is the sign of a new wave of innovation. - Ankit Jain, Quettra

A business model should help raise revenue and not push the company into legal suits. - Patracode Services

In India at least, supervise everything during construction, yet remember that building the office is not your full time job. - Ankit Oberoi, AdPushup

Startups have been known to get overly complacent or otherwise to get sucked into making changes to design and approach only to satisfy the demands of their top customers. - Rashmi Khurana, Clarion Venture Partners

We don’t treat patients; we help our customers stay healthy and prevent them from turning into patients. - Siddharth Sangwan, Hindustan Wellness

We are confident of seeing mobile app based remote payments and NFC powered ‘tap & pay’ based retail payments as the future of mobile payments. - Soma Sundaram, iKaaz

Manipal University Technology Business Incubator definitely helped us. We found very good mentors. - Priyadeep Sinha, GYAN Educational Services

I still believe that a transition from a successful corporate career to being a content writer for DogSpot has been one of the best decisions that I have taken. - Neha Manchanda, DogSpot

Unless we are able to provide assurance of Series A capital to startups, the entire acceleration program and angel funding is a futile exercise. - Vikram Upadhyaya, GHV Accelerator

We wanted the world to experience the depth of Indian cuisine beyond the few stereotyped dishes that it is famous for. - Vikas Khanna, Junoon

MSMEs number about 44 million units and provides employment to some 80 million people. They also contribute 45% of manufacturing output and over 40% of India’s aggregate exports. - Ministry of MSME, India

A company is not known just because of what it does but because of the people it unleashes on the world. - Shamik Sharma, Myntra

Expect some really big hits out of India in the next two to three years! - Anando Banerjee, NASSCOM Game Developers Conference

My prediction is that 2015 will be the year in which tech takes baby steps in transforming medicine. - Vivek Wadhwa, Stanford University

We hope to digitize some of the rare artifacts and literary works so that these priceless collections can be preserved for future generations. - Nivetha Padmanaban, Pustaka Digital Media

Singapore is the world’s most tightly packed entrepreneurial ecosystem, and a perfect place to study the lengths to which a government can go to support startup colonies. – The Economist

We see great value in eKincare’s consolidation of medical history like in the West, and building a layer of analytics on top of it to drive healthy behaviour. - Srinath DeviReddy, Adroitent

If you take a good idea and great execution, you will get much farther than taking a great idea with poor execution. - Rohini Chakravarthy, Inksedge

We’re very pleased to announce we’ve reached an agreement to acquire ZipDial (@zipdial), a product partner based in Bangalore. - Twitter

Just imagine a Tamilian Indian is to do the entire payment in Tamil and pay in the Indian rupee. - Vishwas Patel, CCAvenue

Invest in startups. Your college network can be very effective in finding them. - Ankit Gupta, Pulse

 

YourStory has also published the pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups’ as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).

 

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