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‘Our struggle is what makes us’ – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
24th Jul 2016
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From struggle to synergy, 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 20 gems and insights from the week of July 17-23 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


After repeated blows, you’ll probably grow a thick skin. - Kaizad Hansotia, GetNatty

The Indian pet food industry is on the verge of a revolution in terms of demand and quality. - Jyotsna Bapat, IIIT Bangalore

To survive in this market, one needs strong technology as well as operations. - Piyush Bhartiya, LifePad

Spend more money on building a great customer-centric organisation. - Faisal Farooqui, Mouthshut.com

Build a great product and let your users bring more users. - Ajay Thakur, Bameslog

Ample opportunities lie in the content space but companies need to understand the market and what the consumers demand. – B.G.Mahesh, OneIndia

The internet must be made multilingual to reach the majority users in India. - Vivekanand Pani, Reverie Language Technologies

Consolidation across top-tier e-commerce companies will begin unfolding in the coming months. - Kashyap Deorah, HyperTrack

Financial services and the fintech market are as big as the e-commerce market. - Mridul Arora, SAIF Partners

In the long run, the trust brands build with customers will be the biggest differentiator. - Karthikeyan Krishnamurthy, Exotel

Don’t waste your entrepreneurial energy on building a replica of something, even if you can do it easily, and even if you have easy access to funds.. - Gaurav Pandey, Contentory.in

More public figures should be out there, standing up for causes they believe in. - Priyanka Chopra

Women know how to see a cause, and support it and change the world. – Sandy Carter, IBM

Motherhood and a gratifying career can go hand in hand. - Vibha Ghorpade, YoMama Cafe

Child security is one of the key issues which our nation is struggling with. - Shilpa Mahna Bhatnagar, Evoxyz Technologies

My journey as an entrepreneur has taught me so much in such a short time. - Amruda Nair, Aiana Hotels

If you have to prove anything wrong, first fight the fear of being proven wrong. - Esha Gupta, solo bike rider

Let’s not be mute witnesses anymore. Why be culpable when we can take up cudgels? - Aparna Raman, Timbuktoo

Inspiration is all around us. - Morvi Kumari, wedding photographer

Our struggle is what makes us. - Meher Malik, Banjara studio

 

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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