‘Studies and startup can go hand in hand’ - 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From studies to sports, 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 January 17 – 23 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights! 

Whatever marketing one does, the product can be a game changer only if it is of great quality. - Darshan Dhruv, Farsankart

We, as Indians, place strong trust in our neighbourhood stores, and we have a system of credit that follows a verbal record. - Manikanta Racharla, ShopTap

Outsourcing works provided you have the right vendor. - Saneesh Sukumaran, Wedeterna.in

In logistics, more than industry expertise, one needs adaptability. - Himanshu Meena, Parsel

The global carpooling market is estimated at $15 billion today, a figure that is projected to hit $335 billion by 2025. - PricewaterhouseCoopers report

More than 23 million people, get on a train in India every day. Inevitably, many of them end up spending a lot of time in train stations. – Google

What the current app scenario in India lacks is enough understanding of the user behaviour or preference. - Vennela Miryala, Bucker

It is much simpler now to build a community and be part of it. - Ankur Singh, Groundwala.in

Indian consumers are looking to individualise devices that are mass-produced yet incredibly personal. - Ronnie Screwvala

IoT is here. We can’t be applying the heavy weight(IP Protocol) to these tiny devices. - Chetan Ahuja, PacketZoom

Hyperlocal is about instant gratification. - Rohan Diwani, Quickli

Technology is created by perceiving psychology. - Abdul Kaleem, Ecotronica

Startups are not just about tech. - Himanshu Aggarwal, Aspiring Minds

Aggregating by itself may not be a value addition. - Sarath Naru, Venture East

Studies and startup can go hand in hand. - Tanay Kothari, 16-year-old prodigy

Most of the founders do not understand the meaning of the primary clauses in the term sheet. - Nikita Bhatia, VenturEasy

The golden rule for rapport building is that the more authentic you are, the better your long-term relationships. - Shreya Dhingra, Your Image and I

I am never affected by people’s negativity. I have no reason to hate you. If you hate me that’s your prerogative. – Sunny Leone

Career breaks will increasingly become a gender-neutral phenomenon. - Vrunda Bansode, Cloud Mentor

Life changes in a fraction of seconds. So one should always be grateful. - Chumki Datta, Mastermind Advertising Services

We have entered times when Indian entrepreneurs would be encouraged to start up even at the risk of failing. - Kashyap Deorah, ‘The Golden Tap’

When I heard Ritesh (Aggarwal of Oyo) speak, I thought how a tea seller like me didn’t think of setting up a hotel chain. – PM Narendra Modi

You have to dispel the notion that feminism targets men. You have to convince men that they will also gain from gender equality. - Harish Sadani, MAVA

To call woman the weaker sex is libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. – Mahatma Gandhi

Women investors are twice likely to invest in women in business. - Som Singh, angel investor

Whether you are male or female, we have a great deal to learn by studying female leadership qualities. - Tsai Ing-Wen, President of Taiwan

Even at the grassroots level, we’re very entrepreneurial as a society. - Geeta Goel, Mission Investing

We need more entrepreneurs who are committed to improving the quality of education for students from low-income households. - Kavita Rajagopalan, Villgro

We believe that people with a passion can change the world. – Shobhit Banga, Josh Talks

The growth mantra for Startup India is to innovate and Stand up with Bharat to offer solutions to the problems that are unique to them. - Saurabh Kumar, Minister for Communications & Information Technology

The vision is excellent, but the government’s execution of the action plan will determine its impact. - Kartik Hosanagar, University of Pennsylvania


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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