‘Technology can act as a catalyst’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From reinvention to resurgence, 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 March 27 – April 2 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

A product is only as good as the ingredients used to create them. - Pritesh Asher, Juicy Chemistry

If there was something that we had in excess, it was our energy levels. - Vivek Tuteja, Endeavor Careers

There is a huge opportunity for upcoming startups and entrepreneurs to make a mark in the Indian employability space. - Anubhav Jain, StudyBud

Market norms are stormed either by irreverent new entrants or by gutsy incumbents. - Anisha Motwani, ‘Storm the Norm’

Maybe stories are just data with a soul. - Dr. Brené Brown

Technology can act as a catalyst. - Sheela Lunkad, Direct Create

Makerspaces are great diverse places to hire talent, get acquainted to new projects and technologies, and build a network of multi-disciplinary individuals. - Workbench Projects

The startup boom has been a blessing to techies. - Alok Chaudhary, Impartus

How can two exactly opposite things make sense? Welcome to the world of entrepreneurship. - Kashyap Deorah, ‘The Golden Tap’

We need freedom from those people who reside in this very country yet deter its progress. - Vivek Agnihotri, ‘ Buddha In A Traffic Jam’

Don’t bore the user. It’s a sin. - Raunak Guha, Rankhigher.in

Writing is magic, as much as the water of life as any other creative art. – Stephen King

The Indian market needs disruptive services. - Jayant Jagadeesh, SafeDrive

The afflicted hide behind the disease. - Sushanth Kodela, UnCancer

Schools can be the first line of defence for emotional and mental health disorders in our youth. – Deepika Padukone

Asthma is one of the leading causes attributing to absenteeism. - Anand Lakshman, AddressHealth

Women entrepreneurs are dreamers and are living their dreams each day. - Prachi Garg, ‘Superwomen'

I call myself a feminist. Isn’t that what you call someone who fights for women’s rights? – Dalai Lama

Sukhibhava’s vision is my big dream, a day when every woman has the access and awareness to hygienic menstrual practices. - Dilip Pattubala, Sukhibhava

We can’t bring a positive change in society unless we design an ecosystem full of productivity and creativity. - Rachna Sharma, Leadership Matrix

Waste is now being appreciated because people see positive value in it. There is purpose behind every plastic bottle and newspaper. - Mathew Jose, Paperman

The lack of funding is forcing many startups to explore acquihiring as an option. - Miten Sampat, TIL

For a startup, an idea, above all, must solve an immediate problem, and it is better if lot of people need the problem solved. - Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

An exit strategy is as important as any other business strategy. - Purvi Kapadia, Rajani Associates

I have faced failures and not let it break me. I have tasted success and not let it divert me from my focus. - Smita Bharti, activist

Learning from failures, working hard and rising up to successfully work out things again has always been a driver for me. - Akshat Singhal, Legistify

It’s not easy to believe in the truth of a green business. - Anoop Poonia, IYCN

It’s hard to arrive at your dreams but it’s not impossible. - Yusra Mardini, refugee and athlete


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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