‘Stay hungry, stay grounded’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From boom cycles to branded perfumes, 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 September 13-19 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights! 

 If no one rocks the boat, it comfortably goes over the waterfall.

- Nikhil John

Indian entrepreneurs have had the good fortune of living through a boom cycle for the past 18 months.

- Sandeep Murthy, Lightbox

Original ideas come when you are trying to solve a ‘live’ problem.

- Gautam Sinha, CBREX

Wonders can happen when you become passionate about solving a problem.

- Pardeep Goyal

I love losing myself in the pages of a good book.

- Amrita Raichand, Mummy Ka Magic

My idea of a perfect moment is to be seated some place quiet, reading an absolutely engaging book while sipping on green tea.

- Vani Dahiya, IISc

Having an independent view on issues is key to execute a task.

- Tanvir Gill, news editor

If there is a growth mindset, there can be no stopping the individual from attaining the greatest heights in life.

- Jyoti Choudhary, Russi Mody Foundation

Work does not feel like work.

- Yuti Shah Edward, Udd Fabrics

I have always taken the plunge, so that ten years down the line I don’t say ‘I wish I had’ instead I should say, ‘I am glad I did.’

- Rashmi Singh, Moya

Being a woman entrepreneur in India has been a very heartening experience.

- Roopa Hungund, Gito.me

I feel women have an eye for the finer detail.

- Suhali Jain, ‘Creador by Suhali Jain’

Social pressure is the only factor that hampers the growth of women.

- Manisha Raisinghani, Loginext

It is not the red-light area that is unsafe, but the people who came into it.

- Shweta Katti, Kranti

Alongside economic poverty, we are witnessing the challenge of cultural poverty.

- Shreya Soni, Picture Wala Foundation

Social causes are a powerful way to build communities.

- Samyak Chakrabarty, Green Batti Project

80% of vision impairment is actually preventable and curable!

– Grishma Goud, Jai Foundation

What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

- Deepak Singh Bonal, Helpiez

Ten years from now India’s consumption GDP will be $2.5 trillion. Of this 10% will be online. That is $250 billion.

Kunal Bahl, SnapDeal

We see a phenomenal increase in the percentage of people in India choosing the digital healthcare space to make informed decisions.

- Ravi Virmani, Credihealth

Mobile phones have played a vital role in revolutionising the education system.

- Maneesh Sharma, WizIQ

Education is at the core of all systemic changes the society needs.

– Venil Ali, LEAP

Colleges should become safe-nests for blooming minds.

- P M Krishna Raj, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology

The age of access being offered by taxi hailing apps like Uber and Ola is the biggest potential threat to auto industry.

- Anand Mahindra, Mahindra Group

Why is still there no recognized brand of perfumes in India?

- Rajiv Sheth, All Good Scents

It is very important to bring Kolkata startups into the limelight.

- Tanushree Khandelwal, Fashionove.com

My willingness to fail gave me the ability to succeed.

Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

Startups play a huge role in setting an example to others.

- Suchi Agarwal

Make sure you are not judging your success by the placement you get, your first job is just the launch pad.

- Ankush Tiwari, Mobiliya

It’s time to disrupt your industry or maybe even better – disrupt another industry.

- Ramon Vullings and Marc Heleven, 21 Lobsterstreet

Find another entrepreneur buddy who is on the similar boat. It helps to vent to someone who understands the situation.

- Rini Dutta

Stay hungry, stay grounded.

Nikhil John

YourStory has also published the pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups’ as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).


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