‘Be your original self, an original always holds more worth than a copy’ – 40 quotes from Indian startup journeys
From storytelling to scaling, 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 August 22-28 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!
Being an entrepreneur in spirit, though, I could never stop at just writing content.
Food is a hyperlocal phenomenon.
Solve complex and tough problems. There are times when they look impossible, but that is the reason they have remained unsolved until now.
Time for entrepreneurs to strap down, don’t waste cash.
Work hard enough long enough and you will spout your own miracles.
Ignoring the profitability will bring the bust closer than it might happen otherwise.
E-commerce companies usually have a longer gestation period and this results in investors focusing more on the topline in the immediate term.
A startup is the largest group of people you can convince of a plan to build a different future.
The heroes of India are the new entrepreneurs.
Kids are not going to wait till the system sorts itself out.
As long as you’re doing great work people will notice you.
People don’t realise how their life experiences can become incredibly compelling stories.
Do not to listen to most of the people and their gyan. In today’s chaos, it’s way more important to listen to yourself.
After China, the Indian leisure travel segment is possibly the largest growing tourism segment.
The Indian real estate space is full of many different players, each with different USPs, but the market is big enough for many players.
Image intelligence and virtual dressing rooms are the holy grail for fashion and e-commerce.
The power of mobile learning can truly be felt in far-flung rural areas.
I don’t think learning should be a skill, it should be a habit.
- Aniket, Baramati
Education is a birth right. It can change a person’s life; it can change a village.
- Uttam Teron, Parijat Academy
If you combine the intercity and intracity cab space it’s close to USD 15 billion dollars.
The wedding industry in India is never affected by the economic slowdown.
- Neeta Raheja, Very Truly Yours, Bespoke Weddings
Wellness is the next frontier for tech-led disruption.
Today’s diners are more aware and want to know about the origin of food on their table.
A creative business idea is a sudden inspiration.
Turn-around time for hardware is a lot longer than a software product.
Design is an unstoppable force.
There is no such thing as ‘temporary’ or ‘short-term’ PR.
The need today is to create digital channels and load more outlets where people can pay and receive, rather than just transact.
Payment is a significant element in any transaction in the digital world today.
Every Indian wants to be an entrepreneur!
We all have the potential to be heroes for ourselves and the world around us.
- Archita Sisodia, Superheroes Incorporated
Inculcate the habit of being open to everything and being attached to nothing.
Fashion is not only about external adornments, but a lot about inner beauty as well.
- Monika Pal Sood, YouShine
We can imagine the future not to be less than a Sci-Fi movie!
When you have a choice between do or die, it’s easy to choose die. But when you wake up in the morning and you only have the option to ‘do’!
Problems have their own way of sorting themselves out.
- Shourie Chatterji, EDSECS
In the next 10 years, we will have one lakh startups in India generating employment of around 300 million people.
You cannot scale your way out of a bad business model.
There is a great need to enhance the social capital of our nation.
- Hemant Gupta, Thank You, India
It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
– Mother Theresa
My dream is to leave behind an inclusive world.
- Santhi K, EDventure Academy
If you want something that you never had then you’ve got to do something that you’ve never done.
- Sneha Sharma, pilot
Be your original self, an original always holds more worth than a copy.
- Ishita Malaviya, Shaka Surf Club
Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart.
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