‘Young entrepreneurs will make a difference in the Indian ecosystem' - 35 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From food tech to rural change, 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 35 gems and insights from the week of Feb 8-14 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

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You will never be short of opportunities for developing software that changes lives of millions. – Smita Ram, Rang De
Educating a girl child decreases her chances of becoming a victim of child marriage. - Yogesh Vaishnav, Vikalp Sansthan
The thank you note for volunteers in the end is always a cherished moment. - Utkarsh Gupta, VolunteerNow
India runs on Chai. - Amuleek Singh, ChaiPoint
Give equal importance to all the three Vs of Big Data, namely, volume, velocity and variety. - Srikant Sastri, Crayon Data
Loyalty and stickiness of the user comes from repeatedly winning user’s trust. - Shashikant Kore, Karooya
Bad or no communication is the major reason for most road blocks in a startup’s journey. - Nitinkumar Gove, 72 Leocraft
Mobile messaging is a new form of Search. - Aakrit Vaish, Haptik
I wanted to make something with my hands, something physical. - Madhavi Jagdish, SimpleBra
Young entrepreneurs will make a difference in the Indian ecosystem. – Ratan Tata
Mobile apps have the potential to transform healthcare. – Jeffrey Shuren, FDA
Being a startup, we were bound to make mistakes. In fact, we made blunders. - Saurabh Nailwal, Uprist Service Portal
Learning is what keeps me excited. With every moment, every second, every experience, I learn a different thing. – Rahul Prasad, Juvenile Care
Rural India is truly the world’s oral cancer capital. - Praveen Adil, Clinic Itidirkha
Life is as you would like to make of it. - Debadutta Upadhyaya, Timesaverz
Passion is the first ingredient for baking. - Poonam Ann Varma, Big Cake Lil Cake
Being a woman amongst so many men, it’s always a challenge to speak at professional conferences; trying to get them to listen to you and appreciate your knowledge on the subject. - Anila Andrade, 99Games
I don’t think just working hard is enough. You have to work smart as well. - Mani Abrol, Yahoo! India
In a developing art world like ours, there is room for every idea. - Pooja Sood, Khoj International Artists’ Association
For an HIV+ child to understand why he is being discriminated against is impossible. - Arvind Mathur, Jodhpur Network of Positive People
Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse
Just having a great product won’t take you anywhere. – Will Poole, Unitus Seed Fund
India is the third country in the world to have over five internet companies valued at over US$ 1 billion. - Rajan Anandan, Google India
Working together is a way of knowing each other better. - Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul, Menstrupedia
We, the software engineers were not just coders but a part of the whole decision making team. - Pushpendu Singh, BankerBay
Millions of students possess a great deal of untapped knowledge that can be unlocked. – Ajay Venkatesan, Hudooku
You can’t just sulk over lost products, and need to move on. - Anubhav Gupta, RIGO
My very first transaction netted me a profit many times greater than my average monthly salary. - Ananth Reddy, BuyForexOnline
Our country is crazy about cricket. – Kavin Mittal, Hike messenger
Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled. – Imran Khan
Free basic internet access should be like dialing 911 in the US or 100 in India. - Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
We’ve tried out various online marketing strategies but nothing works better than word of mouth. - Raghu Kumar, RKSV
BRIC markets will dominate the global car market in 2020. - KPMG
We are on a mission to improve human longevity by simplifying healthcare. - Shashank ND, Practo
Simplicity is the ultimate competitive weapon. - Ken Segall, ex-Creative Director, Apple
We will invest $50 million in the business in India over the next year or so. This will be our fastest ramp up for any business in any geography ever. - Deepinder Goyal, Zomato
There is so much to learn every day in every field. - Mukund K., First to Gift

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