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‘Everything is solvable. You have to put your mind to it’ — 40 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
4th Sep 2017
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From solutions to successes, 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 40 gems and insights from the week of August 28 – September 3 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights. 


It’s not about just being unique but also better, faster, and cheaper. — Sanjay Anandaram, TiE Bangalore

True innovation is about being alert, iterating your idea well, and using technology to create value from it. — Nivruti Rai, Intel India

If you do not have funds, then it is better to get a job, instead of embarking on a superficial entrepreneurial journey. — Sunil Kumar, LOANMEET

It is ideation, innovation and invention that lead to investments. — Priyank Kharge, Karnataka IT minister

There is a cleansing of the system happening for the last two years — over valuations and returns not paid. It is a big cost we are paying for the economic cycle. — Sunil Goyal, YourNest Venture Capital

A good office space at a good location brings more number of queries turning into business. — Paridhi Jain, The Camerawala

The ultimate aim of an artist is beauty and love. — Khaleelullah Chemnad, calligrapher

There is an innate sense of happiness felt in serving people when they are in need. — Nazeer Ahmed, auto driver

Social impact should not be just for NGOs. There is no point if the company cannot be empathetic and create social impact. — Deb Deep Sengupta, SAP India

The safety factor for women in North India can really impact your working hours and schedule and that can impair work, especially in a startup environment. — Dipti Tolani, SALT

In the technology industry there is one woman to nine men and this can change if women take technology as a long-run career option. — Sheelika, Team Indus

Although it’s far from perfect, it’s never been a better time to be a woman in this country. — Ratna Prabha, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka

India accounts for 27 percent of the world’s cervical cancer deaths. — Bharati Lavekar, Versova MLA

Child Sexual Abuse was regarded as ‘normal’ and ‘inevitable’ for girls, and ‘non-existent’ for boys. — Paramita Banerjee, DIKSHA

Healthcare is evolving as customers and patients are becoming more empowered and knowledgeable, asking more questions and taking charge of their health. — Meena Ganesh, Portea Medical

Precision medicine is the ultimate goal of clinicians and patients alike. — Sam Santhosh, MedGenome

It’s only when everyone in India has access to high-technology medical treatment that we can bring about equality and justice. — Abha Agrawal, A4 Clinics

One e-bike can help in cutting down up to one ton of carbon dioxide emission over three years. — Pawneesh Rampal, Pillion Rides

An Internal Combustion (IC) Engine car has around 10,000 moving parts whereas, an average electric vehicle has around 20. — Neeraj Kumar Singal, Lightyear

The Andaman and Nicobar islands are unsurpassed in their botanical wealth, and the ethnomedical knowledge of the tribals who live here is astounding. — Pankaj Sekhsaria, Flux

English has become a ticket to enter the booming knowledge-driven job economy of India. — Prachi Windlass, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Whether the focus is on what insights data reveals or responding to customer needs via data or both – a digital-focussed, data-led infrastructure backbone is necessary. — Rajender Singh Bhandari, NetApp India

More than a disruption in technology, blockchain is a disruption in economics. — Mohit Mamoria, GOD Token

The digital, on-demand economy has changed customer expectations across industries and is creating brand-new opportunities for airports. — Anindya Basu, Accenture India

We may be getting closer to ‘replicating’ a human vision type system in the digital world. — Karthee Madasamy

The large IT companies in India are in services and may be found deficient in product mindset. — KS Viswanathan, ex-Wipro

The common, ordinary people of India, their stories and their ideas should form a large part of history books. — Roshen Dalal, ‘India at 70’

Entrepreneurship is the driving force of the Indian economy. — Wolfgang Will, Lufthansa

If the smart brains of India stay in India instead of going to the US, it is a good sign for having trust in the Indian startup ecosystem. — Rainer Seider, Ministry for Economics, Germany

Bengaluru is the world’s fastest growing startup ecosystem. — Priyank Kharge, Karnataka IT Minister

Your culture is not the 10 values that hang on your door. — Bhavish Aggarwal, Ola

Passion for your work is infectious and never goes unnoticed. — Sachin Jain, Oriano Solar

We have moved a lot more towards alphabetical literacy, numerical literacy and forgotten what the basics of physical literacy are. — Pullela Gopichand, Physical Literacy Programme

Once you start having fun on the field, the pressure subsides. — Veda Krishnamurthy, World Cup cricketer

There is light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope after injury. - Pullela Gopichand, Pullela Gopichand Academy

The great long-term financial risk isn’t losing your money; it’s outliving your money! — Nick Murray

In any supply chain, it is always the producer that takes the hardest blow and yet carries the heaviest yoke. — Nandan, Last Forest

The consumer is now the driver for enterprise change. — Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

Fight for freedom and don’t surrender it to get a little convenience. — Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation

Dwelling over your past and your failures will only bring you down, but never get you ahead. — Adil Hussain, actor

Traction triumphs everything. Customers are the best investors, partners and stakeholders of the companies. — Amit D. Mishra, Interview Mocha

Everything is solvable. You have to put your mind to it and solve it. — Deepinder Goyal, Zomato

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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