‘Technology is a platform to help realise your dream quicker’ – 35 quotes from Indian startup journeys

By Madanmohan Rao|12th Jul 2015
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From student entrepreneurship to sustainable development, 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 45 gems and insights from the week of July 5 – July 11 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

 Build your product for one person and make him fall in love with it. He will do the rest of marketing for you.

Pardeep Goyal

28-40% of all apparel sold online is returned by dissatisfied customers due to trial and fitting issues.

Harsha, TrialKart

Football is definitely on the rise in India.

- Pranesh K, Football Mind

Soon learning will be need-based and more personalised than the generic, off-the-shelf variety that exists today.

Tyagarajan Sundaresan, ChalkStreet

Why can’t we have more Narayan Murthys in business and in industry; and also in politics?

Ashutosh, Aam Aadmi Party

Hyperlocal retail is a budding sphere with immense potential that can resolve several gaps in customer service.

- Sandeep Aggarwal

We believe acquisitions are a fantastic way to add world class like-minded talent to our team.

- Shashank ND, Practo

Every tree that wants to grow needs a root to anchor it.

- Mayur Misra, Fixofy

One of the key challenges faced by startups in Chandigarh is work-space.

- Manipal Dhariwal, SACC

If everyone helps dub content into local languages, India will be educating itself.

- Nikhil Kulkarni, Dubroo

Diagnostics and medicines have economies of scale unlike doctor appointment booking.

- Arpit Kothari, Medd

While prototyping is important, don’t let the prototype define the architecture.

- Ravi Subramanian, iBot

Competition improves services, so it’s a good thing.

- Krishna Gupta, Propterry

Tech advancements can disrupt a large inefficient market and make the services cheaper and better for the consumers.

- Prafulla Mathur, Wudstay

Technology is a platform to help realise your dream quicker.

– Sanjana, New Horizon Public School

Building a product that you believe in is different from building a product that customers actually want.

- Nikhil Aitharaju, Tint

As a Founder you should either make or sell; anything else is not needed.

- Naman Sarawagi, FindYogi

Build a solution to solve real world problems. There’s no dearth of them.

- Amit Agarwal, LabNol

India is one of the most important music economies in the world.

- Rishi Malhotra, Saavn

Music can move people and we are using the medium. It is the most non violent medium.

- Siddhanath Buyao, ‘Save Tiracol, Save Goa’

I felt like I was trapped in an Excel sheet, and was missing out on these little things of life by working for someone else like a machine.

- Anjan Purandare, IvyClique

The thrill and prospect of building something from scratch and seeing it become a household name keep you going.

Puneet Chawla, Jaypore

Design thinking brings in flexibility.

- Jacob Mathew, Spring Health

Starting an enterprise company is easy in India, but scaling up is very challenging.

- Bhupendra Khanal, Simplify360

People in India are over-saving and under-investing.

- Srikant Meenakshi, FundsIndia

Globally most major players place insignificant focus on B2C categories like jobs, unlike India.

- Saurabh Pandey, dotConverse

Respect and compassion are vital to reduce violence in society at large.

– Puja Mahajan, PETA

A sustainable society stands on the four pillars of – People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace.

- Kailash Satyarthi

Disabled people don’t need people’s sympathy or empathy, they just need your support.

- Rajalakshmi S J

I feel a responsibility towards eradicating corruption from our society.

- Krishnakant Tiwari, Ausodhyatmika

You will never know what you have in you until you try.

- Shweta Soni, Amber Jaipur

Compassion has no geographical boundaries.

- Shukla Bose, Parikrama

I am always dreaming about what is next and how do I achieve my latest goal.

- Anitha Senthil, Coursegig.com

No matter how many beauty products you create, there is no point if you are not healthy.

- Dolly Kumar, GAIA

We have had quite a few success stories which strengthens our belief that what we are doing is in the right direction.

- Meenakshi Gupta Jain, ClickForCoach

I have always tried to carve my own identity and never done the expected.

- Nidhi Agarwal, Design ‘N’ Buy


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