‘The hustle will never end’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From hustling to heuristics, 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 August 21–27 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

If you think you have done the best, then there is no learning; you are dead. Learning is a lifelong thing. - Uzma Irfan, Prestige Group

A community blog must be unbiased on all grounds. - Uday Kinjawadekar, All About Belgaum

When everybody is struggling for incremental capital, the case for consolidation becomes stronger. - Nikhil Gupta, Client Associates

One in three invoices unpaid in India is due to the seller's fault, predominantly from their clerical errors white drafting invoices. – Adam Walker, Humming Bill

The 15–40–year-old demographic is spending less time watching television and more time on their mobile phones watching videos on social media. - Gautam Patel, Zodius Capital

Social engagement has infinite market potential. - Madhvendra Kumar, Truple

There is too much human intervention in kitchens and in diners. - Anup Balagopal, TorchFi

Beauty comes from devotion as well as decoration. - Varsha Munot, Renaissance Art Studio

Food is as important as treatment if not more. With the right nutrition and care cancer is highly curable. - Purnota Dutta Bahl, Cuddles Foundation

A huge untapped opportunity exists in the localisation and personalisation of content, especially on local news and discovery. - Ankur Shrivastava, Globevestor

The hustle will never end. – Sumendra Singh, That Comedy Club

Music recommendation on the mobile is broken. - Abhinav Chhikara, Lisn

As the camera use cases move away from simple photography to providing visual input and context, we might be looking at a new wave of smartphone innovation. - Harshjit Sethi, Sequoia India

Growth stages are very tricky, and the solid foundation that helps you grow is healthy unit economics. - Karthik Venkat, Mydreamstore

At the initial stage, not more than 10-15 percent of the equity should be lost. - Apoorv Ranjan Sharna, Venture Catalysts

Education and learning from the best suited teachers and professionals is a global problem. - Sachin Bansal, Flipkart

The economic burden of lifestyle diseases in India is estimated to be over $4.58 trillion by 2030. - World Economic Forum

Very few brands, even internationally, can claim that their products are 100 percent natural. - Harini Sivakumar, Soapworks

In India, only one room in 250 rooms is allocated in hotels for people with disabilities, whereas internationally the ratio is 1:50. - Javed Abidi, NCPEDP

The Odisha startup policy will be implemented within five years and comprises of three Is – Institutions, Industry and Incubation. - A P Padhi, Chief Secretary, Odisha

India is a big design story if you look at the way the government is supporting manufacturing and designing. - John McEleney, OnShape

We believe that India’s economic future lies in encouraging startups which will bring dynamism, new thinking and create jobs. - Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for DoNER

The world is facing an arms race in terms of security. - Vijay Kedia, Kedia Securities

In Kalari, so many self-defence techniques are taught which will definitely be useful for ladies in situations of danger. - Meenakshi Raghavan Gurukkal, Kalaripayattu practitioner

You're not one label. You’re a million labels and a million different experiences. - Caroline Casey, The Ability Awards

I asked every stupid question in the book, because that is the only way to learn. - Meena Kapoor, OyeHelp


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