‘It is our moral obligation to make an impact’ – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From innovation to impact, 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 October 2-8 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

Nothing prepares one for the practical challenges of starting your own novel business venture. - Vrinda Jatia, Cakesmiths

Startups should hire people whom they don’t need to manage. - TN Hari, Big Basket

The future belongs to people who are more emotionally intelligent. This may be the era of the “relationship worker.” - Abhijit Bhaduri, The Digital Tsunami

Security threats will only multiply with time. Startups need to start thinking of integrating cyber security into their business plans. - Rajat Mohanty, Paladion Networks

Content is the source of all attention, and attention can be monetised. - Deepak Kanakaraju, RazorPay

The digital world has given the writers a new lease of life. - Raksha Bharadia, Bonobology

Content richness creates trust and also eases decision making. - Saurabh Pandey, dotConverse

The top 5-10 million users are not usually the mass users. - Ankur Singla, Helpchat

We have more marketplace models because that’s where the gap lies. - Harsha Kumar, Lightspeed India Partners

You cannot be one thing internally and another externally. - Ashwini Asokan, MadStreetDen

We are causing immense damage to the earth and more people in the cities need to wake up to these realities. – Vijay Jardhari, Beej Bachao Andolan

Lack of access to finance for micro-SMEs is a major bottleneck to growth in India. - Ritesh Jain, FlexiLoans

Society should work towards providing equal opportunities to the children with special needs and should not discriminate against them. - Surabhi Verma, Sparsh

In India, one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer succumb to it. - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, BioCon

Solar industry’s growth has bolstered employment and vocational training for the rural youth. - Himamsu Popuri, Nuevosol

I look for product-obsessed founders – missionary and visionary, not mercenary. – Avnish Bajaj, Matrix Partners

Women entrepreneurship in India has hit a tipping point. – Rinku Paul, Dare to be

Female participation in the workforce, even at the higher echelons of society, show the dearth of salary accounts. - Lizzie Chapman, ZestMoney

Paint your own destiny. – Selamawit Alene, St George’s Gallery

It is our moral obligation to make an impact. - Bhavin Turakhia, Directi


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