‘Being a woman entrepreneur comes with its pros and cons’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

By Madanmohan Rao
September 18, 2016, Updated on : Thu Sep 05 2019 07:26:39 GMT+0000
‘Being a woman entrepreneur comes with its pros and cons’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys
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From equity to equality, 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 September 11-17 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


Age doesn't really matter when it comes to pursuing your passion. There's space for everybody, young or old. - Nisha Madhulika

In urban areas, the biggest challenge is that 90 percent of people have not even heard of the concept of being able to sell electricity back to the grid. - Pranesh Chaudhary, ZunRoof

The fact is that there is no substitute for building loyalty. One needs to just make a good quality product and deliver a great user experience. - Praveen Rajaretnam, Wooplr

Yoga links us to the supreme power of which we are a part. It originates from the power within us. - Grand Master Akshar, Akshar Power Yoga Academy

This region is in the forefront of research for global Dell offices. - Hemal Shah, Dell

Entrepreneurial women in India have transcended cultural and professional boundaries by setting up successful companies. - Parvathi Nambiar, GrowthEnabler

The expectations on women are unreal. - Jagrati Shringi, Voylla

Being a woman entrepreneur comes with its pros and cons. - Sarah D’Souza, Biosyl Technologies

If you fail, you would have learnt a lot and figured out a lot of opportunities elsewhere. - Raghunandan G, TaxiForSure

Growth being the universal priority, technology can be a major facilitator. - Dr. Anbu Rathinavel, Intellect Design Arena

The right way is innovating with your own brand and product based on your own learning. - Neeraj Jhanji

Your product should be conducive for even the most technologically challenged user to use. - Nipun Goyal, Curofy

Companies tend to forget that branding is a lot about what’s done internally too. - Rajive Dhavan, Namesake Productions

It is important to grow a luxury brand slowly and steadily. - Varun Backliwal, Artisera

Though painful, downturns in growth financing are a normal part of the cyclicality of the financial environment. - Dev Khare, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Two of the greatest things we can give children is roots and wings. - Prachi Kagzi, Little Passports

Thanks to the widespread adoption of cloud computing in India, SaaS companies are set to boom in the country, especially in the B2B space. - Manohar Chapalamadugu, Agile CRM

Given the huge impact that virtual reality technology could make to people globally it could be a great place for startups to create an impact. - Ananth Narasimhan, Infiniti Software Solutions

Networking is much more than exchanging visiting cards. - Anuj Agarwal, enTRIPreneur

The magic happens when all (team members) get along. - David Marsh, coach

The right choice is something you’re so passionate to do that you’re going to do it even if you don’t make any money. - Jazmin Hupp, How Women Grow

India is a contradiction. It has a huge middle class and a larger class of people who cannot access resources. - S.D. Shibulal, Infosys

For India to be relevant on a global scale, there is a need for millions of trained and skilled individuals. Education is the only way to get rid of poverty. - Akshat Shrivastava, MillionLights

While the country transitions towards becoming a modern skill-based economy, many are being left behind due to a lack of competent skills. - Malvika Dwivedi, Green Batti Project

How much public goods Indian entrepreneurs create will determine the richness of the Indian innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. – Prof. Anil K. Gupta, IIM Ahmedabad

What if a startup cannot guarantee top salary but will give a student one heck of a professional ride? - Tarun Kohli, QuoVantis


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).