‘Creativity stems from diversity’ – 35 quotes from Indian startup journeys

‘Creativity stems from diversity’ – 35 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Sunday July 26, 2015,

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From innovative cultures to design thinking, 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 July 19 – July 25 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


 The number of people in India who need primary and secondary education alone exceeds the entire US population. – Madan Padaki, Head Held High Services

Being a startup, everyday has taught us something new. - Naren Budhwani, AdStore

We are here to not just do what is currently being done better but to expand the market size. - Kanika Tekriwal, JetSetGo

Difficult situations we faced during our startup journey become our lessons. - Bharat Patodi, Pyoopel

We as a society, are not prepared for the coming ‘silver tsunami’. - Tomojit Dutta, Tribeca Care

The only India-made app that breaks into the first-15 most installed apps on phones in India is Hike Messenger. – Quettra report

When e-commerce becomes m-commerce, it’s remarkable how quickly things can change. - Elad Natanson, AppNext

Many are accustomed to the offline booking mode and convincing them to go online is a big task. - Venus Dhuria, Rutogo

We thought when Jack Ma can do that, then why can’t we? - HunturFlat

SMEs in India contribute more than 40 per cent of the total industrial output and provide employment to 75 per cent of India’s workforce. - Prithviraj Ghosal, India Mart

There are only 80,000 pediatricians in India. The delivery of healthcare becomes a huge challenge. – Siddhartha, AddoDoc

India suffers the largest burden of inherited diseases with about 5-6% of the children born affected. - Sam Santhosh, MedGenome

The electronic signature industry is a part of the rapidly growing $700 million Digital Transaction Management industry. - Sunil Patro, SignEasy

The purpose behind a startup is fundamental to its success. - Tarun Uppal, Vnaya

12 is the ideal number for most treks. - Altitude Syndrome

Change is a symptom of a vibrant system. – PM Narendra Modi

The good part about a startup business is that it is extremely flexible. You can experiment a lot without losing much. - Vineet Khurana, Viprasoft

Most startups do not think about building processes or systems. - Ishan Vyas, Aspricot

There is a plethora of quality digital content on the web. But the students at the lower end of the pyramid don’t benefit from it. - Neil D’Souza, Zaya Learning Labs

Our mantra is that everyone must party without burning holes in their pockets. - Ritika Nangia, Funcart.in

Someone told me three things were always present in Mozambique –a cell phone, a can of Coca-Cola and faith in God. - Dhairya Pujara, Ycenter

Early-stage businesses are intrinsically risky and nothing ever works according to plan. What you want is a team that you believe can adapt. - Deepak Shahdadpuri, DSGCP

The success of prediction gets better with more data gathered. - Shiv Kumar Gupta, PriceJugaad

Volunteering gave me an opportunity to put my ideas into action in the international arena. - Vishnu Soman, Smileys India

People and deep inside their aspirations are remarkably similar, no matter where they come from. – Siddhartha Joshi

With the advent of e-commerce marketplaces, today thousands of women are gaining financial independence by selling products online. - Shivani Suri, eBay India

I feel there exists a glass ceiling and people tend to easily get into the personal details of a woman entrepreneur. - Vishakha Talreja, The Hotel Explorer

It is rather difficult to make a bunch of techies believe that a woman understands technology! - Ishita Anand, BitGiving

An individual should learn to say no and never give anyone else power over them. - Pranaadhika Sinha Devburman, Elaan

Given the freedom to ideate, people come up with extremely creative problem solving skills. - Shreya Sharan, Burst of Happyness

The book is still a source of joy to many. Books stay relevant through the passage of time. – Mahesh Bhat

I’m most inspired when I travel. - Pooja Dhingra, Studio Fifteen

Nothing beats a smile on a patient’s face relieved of their suffering. - Ritika Anchila, All-Cure Acupuncture Centre

To preserve art, let the artists survive. - Amitava Bhattacharya, Bangla Natak

Industry collaboration is the single most exciting opportunity in relation to supply chains sustainability. – Sustainable Supply Chain Trends 2015 report

Direct linkage of the privileged section with the ‘have-nots’ is as important as funds. - Debabrata Banerjee, PCT

Never in our education are we taught where to find the right problems to solve. A lot of innovation lies in framing the problem right. - Rahul Panicker, Embrace Innovations

Creativity stems from diversity. - Raina Kumra, Mavin


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