‘One has to be able to face failure daily and not give up’ – 35 quotes from Indian startup journeys
From founder vision to team empowerment, 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 May 3 – May 9 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!
One of our first volunteers is now our deputy director.
- Sabbah Haji, Haji Public School
We started from floppy disk and evolved to cloud. From cloud to where?
Data can become the game-changer.
- Manisha Raisinghani, LogiNext
One has to be able to face failure daily and not give up.
- Anoop Parik, Teach For India
Failure motivates you to become better and better.
Simpa guarantees a minimum number of installation and service calls to each Solar Technician, providing some security of income.
- Paul Needham, Simpa Networks
Every day 20 children under the age of 14 are killed in road accidents in India.
- Piyush Tewari, SaveLIFE Foundation
Our ultimate goal is to lead an organic revolution in the nation where organic food becomes affordable to all.
- Mallesh Tingali, Purna Organics
My father believed that India’s remarkable economic progress can only be meaningful if it reaches out to rural India.
- Shabana Azmi
I realised the huge divide that exists between English speaking urban rich, and non-English speaking rural poor.
Exit is the proof of the pudding.
There are a lot of good startups coming up in the edu-tech sector, but the problem is their inability to scale.
Plans are nice, but one needs to stay a little flexible.
- Rashi Bajaj, Being Juliet
Feeling like you are on a mission helps you do amazing stuff.
We know where we want to be. This clarity in thoughts makes our team building, including hiring very simple.
Institutions such as the World Bank as well as companies around the globe have acknowledged how important women’s empowerment is for development.
- Pramila Raj Sinha, Ashoka Education
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken towards its achievement.
- Ankita Shroff, SAV Chemicals
Restricting user access and choice for anything is bad. Over 70% of Facebook’s revenue came from mobile ads, but they aren’t shutting their website.
For years, climbing has been everything for me; it has given me everything in my life.
I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.
I give my 100 per cent to the job. I do not care who the traffic violator is. I have even stopped the SP, and once my father too.
We needed people who were enthusiastic about serving people rather than doing a job.
Retail is indeed a constant learning experience.
We also collaborate with outside agencies, because we don’t think everything can and should be invented by us.
The more trial and error we experiment with, the better our odds of truly innovating.
Success is always relative, it’s never complete. It’s not a full stop, it’s just a comma.
Start your conversation as not a sales pitch but with a story.
The startup ecosystem in India is at a very crucial juncture and the next phase of growth is going to be very exciting.
We come from humble backgrounds, but our common passion led us to beat all odds.
Food is a tricky business. It has many moving parts and is very personal to customers.
We see huge potential for personalized online live tutoring in India.
To build a tremendous brand, we need the best of people.
Today, it’s important to see if the founding team really has the conviction in themselves and their ideas.
I did not have a passport when I joined Winjit and within four years, I had to reprint a new passport which shows the scale of exposure I have got.
The New York City expansion is in line with our mission of creating a world class digital presence for world wide brands.
The world is your market, why limit your imagination only to India?
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