‘Great ideas and learnings can come from anywhere’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeysMadanmohan Rao
From e-commerce to empowerment, 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 25 gems and insights from the week of November 15-21 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!
A true entrepreneur is resourceful. He can figure out how to make things happen even with scarce resources.
Compared to the scenario five years ago, students have more risk-taking capabilities now.
Great ideas and learnings can come from anywhere.
Getting noticed is another challenge.
- Aditi and Sunila Mahajan, Dots to Lines
We see five, 10, even 20 me-too startups chasing winner-takes-most markets, where a winner is already established.
It would be very hard for us to invest in something where we don’t even start to see traction. So we don’t mind missing out on the first two or three rounds.
90 per cent of startups fail within two years. Mine failed in the first year.
We can use technology to work wonders.
There are not many hardware startups in India because of the entry barriers.
Everything you need is already inside you. Get started.
Startups are the key to success for the big brand. Startups are the new innovation hub for MNCs.
Customer experience must be central to the company’s strategy and a collective responsibility.
Have the courage to fail and the humility to succeed.
– So-Young Kang, Gnowbe
Most of our employees are freshers. We believe fresh talent is more open to learning and adapting.
Kabaddi has TRPs only second to cricket.
– Radha Kapoor, PSD
We noticed that most techies seldom have any time for grocery shopping.
We believe the e-commerce market in India will grow to upwards of $100 billion over the next decade.
We even got orders from six pin codes in the Lakshadweep Islands.
One of our top sellers was the havan kund with cow dung cakes.
It is really hard to get attention to subjects like s*it.
- Jack Sim, World Toilet Organization
We are trying to make social work a little more exciting here in India.
We need to stop confining ourselves within the walls set by our upbringing and society, and instead step outside our boundaries to claim our rightful success.
- Neha Bagaria, JobsForHer
We want women to recognise the power they have and give it a voice.
- Rajshree Deshpande, Angry Indian Goddesses
Scaling up isn’t the only answer. Right now I am happy balancing being a mompreneur and a hands-on mother.
- Tara Sharma Saluja, TV host
The best tool to understand human history in economics.
- Girindra Nath Jha, ‘Anubhav’
For creating employment, the solution has to be market-driven – and the market will only pay for value delivered.
– Gayathri Vasudevan, LabourNet
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