‘You cannot network effectively if you don’t listen’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

4th Dec 2016
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From internet to networking, 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 November 27 – December 3 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


You are your own superstar! - Chirag Gander, The Minimalist

By staying completely agnostic, Deep Learning has made itself invaluable in sensitive issues such as detection of payment fraud. – Vishal Dhupar, NVIDIA

Machine learning algorithms that reproduce brain and muscular function can change human life. - Vikram Rastogi, Aami

The landmark change in the fourth wave will be the innovation on the biological side. - Anant Maheshwari, Microsoft India

The travel industry is seeing a fundamental shift in how travellers are influenced to pick their next destination. - Pratyush Kukreja, YuMiGo

Volunteering is a great way to travel and experience life with locals. - Saurabh Sabharwal, Volunteer Solutions

Young India’s aspirations to achieve real breakthroughs require support. - Vishal Dhupar, NVIDIA

The organised segment comprises 2-3 percent of the entire laundry market. The online part will be close to 25 percent of the organised segment. - Praveen Sinha, Jabong

The real essence of the business will be on profitability, and the influence of discounting will be tempered. - Varinder Singh Jawanda, TrendyBharat

If you wish to stay in the business for the long haul, opt for sustainable growth. - Ambarish Gupta, Knowlarity

Repetitive tasks will become automated, and we have to prepare for that, leaving decision making to human beings. - Naganand Doraswamy, Idea Spring Capital

You cannot network effectively if you don’t listen. - Digbijoy Shukla, Amazon Internet Services

It is not about wanting to be an entrepreneur so much as it is about executing the idea you strongly believe in. – Garima Tripathi, Care24

Even as a small team, you can now be codependent with small teams all over the world. So, when you win, they win. - Kahran Singh, VidyaNext

Innovation is not happening with speed in corporates; they need startups. – Rishab Premji, Wipro

If we don’t disrupt ourselves, someone else will. - Vijay Ratnaparkhe, Bosch

India has the economies of scales and understanding disruption for the masses. - Madhavan Satagopan, Altimetrik

You can never turn off. Just like there is no such thing as part-time mother, there is no part-time entrepreneur. There is no off switch. - Ashini Shah, Zeezeezoo

Sadly, in spite of the education and awareness around AIDS, a lot of stigma is attached to the disease. - Abhishek Dwivedi, Alternacare

IT sector has enabled significant number of women to join the workspace, but more needs to be done. – Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

For mountain children, the current education system is doubly painful and irrelevant. - Sonam Wangchuk, SECMOL

Startups in smaller cities need to become more mature with better capabilities. - Priyansh Rai, Swan Angel Network (Indore)

The problem with Indian healthcare at present is access to credit, which hampers quality treatment to be given to individuals. - Bala Srinivasa, Kalaari Capital

Online learning features pedagogical benefits, both for the learner and the faculty. - Ashwin Damera, EIM

The perception of online education has to move beyond that of a content library, and the focus needs to shift towards building a great learning experience and a strong community. - Mayank Kumar, UpGrad

If you want people to come on the digital bandwagon, you need to give a good experience, which comes from trial and adaptation. - Bala Malladi, ACT Fibernet

The war against black money has not started yet. Demonetisation is only a war cry that declares the start of a war. - Hardik Harsora, EFFEX Business Solutions

Technology will be the holy trinity of employment in the digital world. It will create jobs like Brahma, nurture some others like Vishnu even as the robots destroy jobs like Shiva. - Abhijit Bhaduri, The Digital Tsunami

 

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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