From mobile India to Make in India, 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 40 gems and insights from the week of April 12 – April 18 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!
Training is the key to instill professionalism.
The problem of local services is elegantly solved with smartphone based reverse auction/booking solution.
A simple and easy-to-use app is extremely important; users must see a clear value proposition and experience it as soon as possible.
You’re writing software, not building a car. You can perfect it even after it has been shipped.
In today’s connected world, users can themselves decide and design what they want.
Crowd financing helps weave in infinite and largely untapped resources.
While the UK and Russia have been tea drinking nations since decades, USA is just turning from a coffee drinking nation to a tea drinking one.
Coffee is soon becoming a lifestyle drink.
Do it if you are passionate about it, otherwise you are going to regret it.
Design as a field allows you to work at the intersection of many different streams.
- Arushi Aggarwal, The Initiative
There is still a barrier to what a girl can dream.
- Shravya Nalla, Presidency Kids Preschools
After two years in a family run diamond business, I felt like it was time to move on and find a new project, a new passion.
If the desire or wish is sincere then with hard work one will eventually reach one’s goal.
- Sailaja Theerdhala, Kiyaa
Perseverance, discipline, and hard work are the key aspects to keep in mind while pursuing any artistic discipline.
- Subhadra Desai, classical vocalist
Running a venture is like growing a baby.
- Wricha Johari, WAY
The hard stuff is easy. It’s the soft stuff which is hard.
We see massive growth in the modular furnishing market in India.
India wants a reliable brand of budget hotels that is available at every locality within a city.
APAC’s fragmented lodging landscape still suffers from low online penetration compared to Europe and US.
There would be a day we would be called the Victoria’s Secret of India.
Let’s go build our own India success story.
You have to keep up with the modern times and adapt yourself to the changing market demands or else perish.
The new generation knows how to strike a balance between sentimental value and utilitarian value of something.
More and more students are willing to work for startups because there is a lot of awareness now, and the stigma of working for one has drastically reduced.
Technology has seen very little penetration in the restaurant industry.
India received USD 70 billion, China USD 64 billion, the Philippines USD 28 billion in remittances.
A potential work force that makes more informed choices by experiential learning and work culture immersion could, and should, be the future of our nation.
The Ugly Indian is an idea. An attitude that accepts that all of us are ugly Indians, and only we can save us from ourselves.
5% of Indian youth (n=275 males) in the age group 18-25 years have addictive use of social networking sites and 24% (n=350-200 females and 150 males) have problematic usage of internet.
Can you raise too little money? Absolutely.
Entrepreneurs have started focusing more on the fundable startup ideas.
The digital medium is throwing up surprises by the minute.
People shouldn’t find the need to own a car.
Why not make something the poor can afford and use.
Once you get operationally involved, it becomes very hard to invest time in team building.
- Ashmeet Kapoor, I Say Organic
Organic agriculture is one way of ensuring environmental sustainability.
- Avishek Gupta, Caspian
$96 billion was pumped into organisations dealing with clean tech by venture and private funding in the US.
- New Energy Finance
One day, every child will be able to get quality education using their parents’ smartphones in less than Rs25per month.
- Samir Jain, BodhaGuru
We at Flipkart have always strongly believed in the concept of net neutrality, for we exist because of the Internet.
India needs more job creators.
Sincerity is the sum of all moral qualities.
- Dr. B R Ambedkar
I believe stories are wisdom disguised as entertainment.
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- Accel Partners
- Jungle Ventures
- Blume Ventures
- Sanjay Nath
- Gaurav Gupta
- Aditya Gandhi
- Ameen Haque
- Steve Khod
- Deepak Menaria
- Ashish Dabreo
- Arun Tangri
- Samir Jain