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‘If 10 is the perfect score, 11 is even better’ – 40 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
6th Nov 2017
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From excellence to perfection, 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 October 30 – November 5 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

Every great idea and every noble intention is meaningless unless backed up by consistent and flawless execution. - T N Hari, BigBasket

Keeping yourself motivated will remain to be the biggest challenge. - Shantanu Singh Chauhan, Startup Arena

Over 1,000 tech startups were registered in 2017, taking the total to 5,200 and making India the world’s third-largest startup ecosystem. - NASSCOM-Zinnov report

The education system in India is more accepting of startups. – Raman Roy, NASSCOM

Job creation is one of the transformational gains that countries and communities can achieve. - Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank

Local entrepreneurship is essential to aggregate the demand and supply of farm inputs, services, and outputs. It has to sustain the agripreneur. - Ashok Kumar, Transform Rural India Foundation

A decade of slow but steady progress on improving parity between the sexes came to a halt in 2017. - WEF Global Gender Gap Report

The reason so many mid-level women employees drop out of the workforce is that they face a lack of childcare support. - Apurva Purohit, Jagran Group

You are an equal person. You have a legitimate right to everything anyone else has. - Urvashi Sahini, Study Hall Education Foundation

When you fail, in the Indian context you are looked down upon in some sense. - Aakash Sethi, Quest Alliance

When you want to accomplish something, you can cross anything and everything in your way. - Priya Bhargava, Miss Wheelchair World

Fantasy sports is a very large market with proven consumer demand and acceptance. - Shubhankar Bhattacharya, Kae Capital

The sports and fitness industry in India is estimated to be worth $1.8 billion. - Rishi Vasudev, Flipkart Fashion

Cycle sharing in India will blaze its own trail compared to the rest of the world. - Greg Moran, Zoomcar

The scrapping of notes failed miserably in addressing its objective of striking a blow against the black economy. – Sanjay Das, AIBOC

What demonetisation did was create awareness about digital payment options. - Rahul Chari, PhonePe

IoT is an enabling technology that bears the potential to take India to a whole new level of development. - Anupam Shrivastava, BSNL

AI is no more a caterpillar in its cocoon. The technology is witnessing real action. - Arun Krishnan, EdgeVerve

AI-driven solutions are fast taking main-stage in solving real problems faced by enterprises. - Sumit Jain, Kalaari Capital

Artificial intelligence enables real-time optical biopsy of colorectal polyps during colonoscopy, regardless of the endoscopists’ skill. - Yuichi Mori, Showa University

All AI startups need to put more attention on their AI architectures and validation frameworks to really do a good job. - Manish Singhal, Pi Ventures

Chatbots come armed with the potential to replace the existing conventional BPO or Call Center jobs. - Pratik Jain, Morph.ai

It is historic to be the first robot in the world to be recognised with citizenship. – Sophia, Saudi Arabia

Technology will play a major role in not only discovery but also delivery of legal work. - Raghav Shekhar, Lawyered

More people are comfortable buying jewellery online, and the jewellery industry itself is growing at 20 percent annually. - Manik Bhola, Ornaz

There is one common trait in all the musicians who are dominating the music scene today – collaborations. - Vivart Rangari, CoCreato

India is a great hub for fusion between its styles and with Western art. – Christina Banerjee, ‘Adaptation’

If we have a peaceful environment at home and work, with pleasing colours and aesthetics, it is sure to contribute to a feeling of wellbeing. – Masooma Rizvi, Belita Design Solutions

The best way to bond with someone is over food and drinks. - Inderjit Vasudevan Moorthy, Muster

Travel is the best way to understand the socio-economic situation of people. It helps you to connect with them. - Pankaj Mall

Locked homes represent a significant supply opportunity across top holiday destinations in the country. - Ritesh Agarwal, OYO

You have to be educating possible investors periodically. - Karthik Reddy, Blume Ventures

Do at least one good deed a day, and you will touch 365 lives in a year. - Mark D’Souza

Cost effectiveness is an important aspect of any solution for it to be viable. - Nimisha Gupta, EvaCool

Video really shows who you are – body language, communication style, attitude, all inclusive. Write-ups or images can never come close. - Neha Lal, Shrofile

Time is money. - Sanjay Katkar, Quick Heal

It’s very difficult to get back on track once you’ve lost credibility. - Alistair Fernandes. ‘DogFather’

If people made timetables things would run much smoothly! - Pradnya Shastri, Skin Mantra

If 10 is the perfect score, 11 is even better. - Nakkyun Chong, Kirana11

It’s easy to get seduced by technology and build features that no customer can use. - Shrinath V

For the first time ever an Asian country has the most powerful passport in the world. It is a testament of Singapore’s inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy. - Philippe May, Arton Capital

Though people may not believe it looking at the current BJP regime, Gujaratis have a good sense of humour! - Twinkle Khanna

Kids should know how to play with the resources available around them. - Nowshid Parammel

If you are in the leadership position in an organisation, then you have to guide people in understanding global trends. - Sanket Atal, Oracle

Love and respect yourself first. Don’t go by what the world says. Put yourself first. - Mona Varonica Campbell

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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