‘A good product can speak globally’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys
From Independence Day to internet disruption, 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 30 gems and insights from the week of August 9-15 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!
If you buy Khadi, you light the lamp of prosperity in the house of a poor person.
I have a dream that one day people will be judged by the quality and depth of their character, and not the colour of their passport.
It is a matter of pride to make in India.
When people have access to powerful tools, ideas take shape and turn into products.
Your blog cannot exist in silos.
Messaging will become the ubiquitous platform that enables virtually every mobile activity.
Our toughest challenge will be fighting marketing dollars with rupees. We just have to be sixty times smarter than them.
When it comes to the macro picture, India has everything going for it.
Winners don’t do different things. They do things differently.
You are going to spend most of your hours with your team. They are your second family.
The healthcare sector is one of the last to be disrupted by technology.
Sometimes you just have to have that hunger to reach for what’s out there and grasp it.
When your passion becomes your profession, the line between personal life and professional is blurred.
- Shalini Datta, AfterTaste
Good health is of no use if there is no purpose in life.
- Urmi Basu, New Light
Entrepreneurship is a state of mind and has nothing to do with age.
- Monica Kanwar, Propchill
Form two separate teams in the company with two different mandates – short term and long term.
A developer needs to realise that this era is about building things to change and not to last, unlike in older times.
Not only is India a land of e-commerce giants, but also a country where farmers can now buy tractors via m-commerce!
With today’s Internet economy, the possibilities for a startup are immense.
Like e-commerce there could be multiple winners in groceries as the market is huge.
Shopping is possibly the most common form of ideal “family outing” in the Indian context.
The home services industry is at a disruptive stage right now.
Wellness is the next frontier for tech-led disruption.
Raising funds as a 20-something woman in India can be a challenge.
- Shuchi Pandya, Pipa+Bella
Our big dream is to enable and inspire billion+ people to appreciate kindness and participate in social change.
- Lalit & Ajay Sagar, ThankShip
We believe that education is most essential to have a sustainable society.
- Rani Bhowani, Treasures of Innocence
As the mobile population in India grows, the bar keeps rising on what is acceptable.
Every hackathon is a new experience.
Coming from established corporates, we had to unlearn a few things.
A good product can speak globally.
Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.
Getting into a business with someone is like getting married. You should be very careful in selecting the partner, but then stick with them through times good and bad.
It is surprising to experience how simple it is to change a situation by just thinking differently.
- Annelise Piers, Now Let’s Play
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