‘The entrepreneurial mindset is universal’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

2nd Apr 2018
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From mission to mindset, 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 30 gems and insights from the week of March 26 – April 1 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

The entrepreneurial mindset is universal. - Dillon Dakota Carroll, Levate

Collaboration is all about ‘I do my thing, you do your thing, and let’s together put up a show’. However, there is something beyond that, and it’s called co-creation. - Denise DeLuca, MCAD

Startups have a major role to play in accelerating economic growth and diversification, in creating new jobs, and fostering new skills to meet future needs. - Simon Galpin, EDB Bahrain

One of the major problems which corporate India is facing is that they are not able to collect their payments or receivables on time. - Ravi Malhotra, Debt Nirvana

The problem in India today is many of the jobs that are being created don't have takers as the talent pool available is woefully inadequate from a skills perspective. - Arun Jagannathan, EnglishForIndia

Millennials are opting to stay at a nearby hotel for non-travel related reasons such as working late and wanting to avoid a long commute. - Ritesh Agarwal, Oyo

The repair industry is a highly unorganised market and is estimated at approximately. $5 billion in India. - Deepak Bhatt, Soldrit

The nightlife industry in India is more than Rs 12,000 crore, growing at a CAGR of 20 percent. - Kunal Makhija, Sloshout

The challenge in the marketplace model is that there is no control on quality of services, timeliness of services, security and other issues. - Rakesh Gupta, Lifeasy

Physical business is not going away any time soon; the brand’s omnipresence will matter. - Ananth Narayanan, Myntra

There will always be cashbacks in ecommerce. And closed loop wallets will definitely serve this used case. At the same time, it creates a certain level of stickiness. – Sachin Jaiswal, Niki

AI is technology that can perceive, learn and reason, to extend the capabilities of people in organisations. - Anant Maheshwari, Microsoft India

As humankind discovers new challenges and refocuses on old ones, AI can help us find better and more sustainable solutions. - Peggy Johnson, Microsoft

Rather than eliminate your job, AI augments it by analyzing more information faster and smarter than you could ever do alone. – LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends 2018 report

Amidst all debates and discussions, one thing is for sure; the future of coding will surely be fascinating. - Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, TechGig

People are seeking brands that both enrich their lives and better society. - Anne Bahr Thompson, ‘Do Good’

If investor pressure is the only thing driving one’s business strategy - do introspect. Either it is the wrong strategy or one is working with the wrong investor. - Vishal Gupta, PhonePe

Gamification directs a student's learning interactions, offers a sense of progress and achievement, and further drives engagement. - Byju Raveendran

China is already playing a big part in how AI will shape our futures. – Surinder Pichai, Google

Saudi Arabia has great sunshine, great size of available land and great engineers, great labour, but most importantly, the best and greatest vision. - Masayoshi Son, SoftBank

Hyderabad will transform into a hub for prototype development and ideation, making the city a crucial centre in India’s drive towards the industrial revolution 4.0. - K. Taraka Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Telangana

As cyber-attacks evolve over time, dynamic solutions are the need of the hour. - Sriram Govindan, Anlyz

While there are genuine concerns about privacy, the answer is to strengthen the security rather than throwing the baby out with the bathwater. – TN Hari, Big Basket

We live in times where water, air and food are all contaminated. We use purifiers for water and air, but there is no way to remove harmful pesticide residues from our food. - Ravi Jakhar, Truefarm Foods

Bamboo is a sustainable and breathable alternative to the synthetic sportswear currently available in the market. - Madhavi Das, Bamboo Tribe

Social networking is about having mind-share and time-share. - Rashmi R Padhy, Yappily

You have to have a fund to follow your dreams and ideas. - Yatan Ahluwalia, Valley View Organic Orchard

Contemplating death daily is a great way to find perspective throughout the day. - Hansa Bergwall, WeCroak

Turning your passion into something you can make money off is a beautiful thing. - Troydon Netto

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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