‘Ability and disability are just human perceptions’ – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From aspiration to ability, 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 30 – November 5 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

There will be 11,500 startups in India employing over 250,000 people by 2020. - NASSCOM

The healthcare market in India was worth close to $100 billion as of 2015 and is expected to touch $280 billion by 2020. - IBEF

What is happening in IT services appears more evolutionary than revolutionary. - Ravi Venkatesan, Social Venture Partners India

First-generation entrepreneurs have injected a great deal of dynamism into the industry. - Shreyasi Singh, ‘The Wealth Wallahs’

We have to root out corruption, which has become like a cancer in our society. - Sandeep Agarwal

The air we breathe in should become as important an issue as roti, kapada aur makan. – Vijay Shekhar Sharma, PayTM

As an entrepreneur, anything and everything about your startup becomes your responsibility. - Meghashyam Karanam, MegDap

The one thing an entrepreneur needs is ideas. - Prashant Vijay, Flexing It

Leaders have to make time to build an online presence and listen to conversations. - Abhijit Bhaduri, ‘The Digital Tsunami’

It is possible to take on global competitors and build a sustainable model with a right recipe of customer focus, local knowledge, and local innovation. - Binny Bansal, Flipkart

Be fully integrated or a managed hybrid model. - Balachandar R, Wassup

Ability and disability are just human perceptions. - Gota Satish Kumar

In the East Asia and the Pacific region, specifically, it has been estimated that between $16 billion and $30 billion is lost annually as a result of gender gaps in education. - World Economic Forum

Being in a male-dominated industry has its own set of challenges, where they don’t take a woman seriously. - Trishla Surana, Colour Me Mad

Beauty is from within and looks are transient. - Prithika Parthasarathy, AVA Skin Care

Sport is an exhibition of sheer human effort and performance. – Heena Sidhu

Interest-based networking has changed how we find and share information. - Swati Dayal, Sagoon

There are many advantages of crowdfunding, beginning with its ability to generate interest due to its public nature. - Jatin Goel, The Vault

Driver safety is a global pain point. - Pallav Singh, Kruzr

No company is immune to a potential outage or disaster. - Andrew Martin, Zerto

Comfort and simplicity is drawing more demand for wireless smart phone accessories. - Ameen Khwaja, LatestOne

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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