“If we can picture something in our minds, we should be able to accomplish it” – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From analytics to e-agriculture, 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 Feb 1-7 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

Get the right balance of product, promotion and people and you have more chances of being successful. – Yamini Dhote, Cashable.in
At times I feel I’ve packed several lifetimes of experiences into this current life. – Lisa Ray, actor and cancer survivor
I believe if we can picture something in our minds, we should be able to accomplish it. - Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital
We have seen a tangible shift in lawyers opening up to a concept like mediation. - Tara Ollapally, Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP)
We, the software engineers were not just coders but a part of the whole decision making team. - Pushpendu Singh, Banker Bey
There are very serious challenges the government faces if it’s really keen on pushing every house to have its own toilet by 2019, and for every poor family to have one by 2025. - Pratima Joshi, Shelter Associates
Unfortunately, telemarketers have such a bad name in our country. - Abhinav Mishra, PotKnox
Lately, there has been a steady rise in the number of startups that grow out of university-sourced innovations. - Patracode Services
I recite the Hanuman Chalisa asking the gods for support and strength. - Kshitij Mehra, Yuvshaala
Being an innovative creator is irrelevant if your target users in the market are not innovators. - Bimal Maharjan, 11Beep
The match-making market is apparently crowded. For us this indicates that many problems remain unsolved. - Vivek Durai, Termsheet.io
To any entrepreneur who wants to build a company, a good set of mentors with domain experience, industry exposure and feedback for your firm is like heaven. - Vikash Koushik, Vaffle
The analytics market in India could more than double from the current $1 billion to $2.3 billion by the end of 2017-18. – NASSCOM
The local language Internet is set for an inflection. - Vikram Vaidyanathan, Matrix Partners
The cost and effort of changing our logo everywhere across the world is humongous. – Zomato
The customer wants home style reasonably priced meals where quality is a must. - Sumir Verma, Orios
I wake up to conquer the world with a simple but startling idea, and then I think about that idea the whole day. - Rohit Gupta, Fadesingh
In most people’s opinion, concrete is just an ordinary construction material. - Gopendra Singh, GOMAADS
Even RBI acknowledges that if all the invoices are paid in time for MSMEs, they can increase their profits by close to 20-25 per cent. - Manish Kumar, Mandii
“Scale is important for a startup. Think big, but take one day at a time.” – Kunal Bahl, SnapDeal
The loyalty industry in India is mired by the painful usage of plastic cards and tracking of points. - Presha Paragash, Sol Primero
With the advent of eCommerce marketplaces we now have access to audiences across the country. – Indian seller
As smartphone use continues to rise in India, we see great opportunity in the mobile wallet space. - Cyril Han, Ant Financial
Do what you love and do it so well that you take it to a level where no one has gone before. - Monica Rastogi, Tapcibo
In most schools, primary kids computer class was a waste as kids didn’t do much there. – Aditya Prakash, Skidos
Be shameless when you need help. Never hesitate to connect with fellow entrepreneurs or mentors or anybody for that matter. - Laxman Papineni, AppVirality
I hired people with only two qualifications: great attitude and a willingness to learn. - Prabakaran Murugaiah, TechFetch
Cancer made me a strong person ready to face any challenge; and most importantly, to never give in. - Kanika Tekriwal, entrepreneur
Communication is an extremely competitive space, making this one of tech’s most innovative verticals. - Roshni Mahtani, Tickled Media
There is NO better time to be working at a startup in India than now. - Prukalpa Sankar, Social Cops
The ability to implement our ideas to start and grow the firm gives us immense pleasure. - Vaibhav Shrivastav, Pakumania
Start up, go forth and conquer. If one believes in his enterprise and chooses to execute, the chance of a win are very very high. – Karthik Natarajan, Farmily
Entrepreneurship is about deferred satisfaction. – Narayana Murthy, Infosys

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