‘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.
Indian entrepreneurs have had the good fortune of living through a boom cycle for the past 18 months.
Original ideas come when you are trying to solve a ‘live’ problem.
Wonders can happen when you become passionate about solving a problem.
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.
We see a phenomenal increase in the percentage of people in India choosing the digital healthcare space to make informed decisions.
Mobile phones have played a vital role in revolutionising the education system.
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.
Why is still there no recognized brand of perfumes in India?
It is very important to bring Kolkata startups into the limelight.
My willingness to fail gave me the ability to succeed.
Startups play a huge role in setting an example to others.
Make sure you are not judging your success by the placement you get, your first job is just the launch pad.
It’s time to disrupt your industry or maybe even better – disrupt another industry.
Find another entrepreneur buddy who is on the similar boat. It helps to vent to someone who understands the situation.
Stay hungry, stay grounded.
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