From fitness to funding, 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 February 14 – 20 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!
Travel can shape your personality and your perspective towards life. - Hitesh Bhatt, Project Go Native
The traditional thinking in India is, ‘Why should I pay for advice when I get it for free?’ - Abhimanyu Sofat, Advisesure
Great UX means low support cost. - Manik Mehta, LinkMySport
Farmers are capable of contributing to the growth of the economy like anyone else. - GNS Reddy, Akshayakalpa Farms
A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation. - Gustavo Petro, economist
More than tax incentives, government should focus on setting up startup workspaces in Tier II cities. - Saahil Goel, Kartrocket
There are opportunities for technologies to intervene in legacy businesses. – V Ganapathy, Axilor Ventures
Slum dwellers are not criminals or beggars. They too have skills, dreams, and ambitions. - Megha Gupta, DharaviMarket.com
We need connectivity, both electronic as well as physical, and the government policy that facilitates growth. – Ratan Tata
We need great teachers to grow great minds, or we will never solve the world’s most pressing problems. - Sunny Varkey, Varkey Foundation
The vocational training market in India is worth about $5 billion and English language training is about one-third of that. - Madhav Krishna, Vahan
Today, educators are using the smartphone as an important educating tool. - Maneesh Sharma, WizIQ
Fitness and wellness is a highly lucrative category. - Satya Vyas, Orobind
Health tech is the next frontier for innovation with possibility of real impact happening. - Arpit Kothari, Medd
The pet care and food market in India is projected to cross $270 million by 2019. - India Pet Food report
Fintech retail businesses today in India are trying to solve some of the largest problems in the economy. - Arjun Sinha, PLR Chambers
We need to build a world where every person has access to everything. – Shilpi Kapoor, Barrier Break
Choose your friends wisely, your co-investors smartly, and your founders decisively. - Utsav Somani, LetsVenture
There is no formula, you’ve got to find your own solutions and what’s right for the organisation. – Nayanika Pawar, Claesen
Startups get funding when they keep their love priories in the right order. The first love should be co-founder, followed by early customers and core team. - Pardeep Goyal, Startup Karma
Press is great, but customer feedback is what makes my day. - Sharmeen Indorewala, Parfait Co.
Keep the very beneficiary whom you set out to benefit in mind. - Shridhar Venkat, The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Love is a leap of faith and so is any startup venture. - Vinay Kanchan, 'Lessons from the Playground'
Being physically challenged doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything. Disability is only a state of mind. – Sarita Dwivedi, artist
There is a vast difference between appreciating beauty and reducing a living, breathing person to an inanimate object. - Pritham Raja, Tofu Clothing
In this country, culture and religion are two major factors that are conveniently used by politicians to secure their vote banks. - Sumaira Abdulali, Awaaz Foundation
Someone has to clean up the system. - Manish Kumar, SEED Schools
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