“Entrepreneurship is mostly about being in the front seat roller coaster riding blindfolded” – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys

“Entrepreneurship is mostly about being in the front seat roller coaster riding blindfolded” – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Sunday August 10, 2014,

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From work-life balance to leadership-team dynamics, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring the most notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see last week’s post here)! Share these 20 gems and insights from the week of August 3-10 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


Entrepreneurship is mostly about being in the front seat roller coaster riding blindfolded. - Kunal Lagwankar

With passion, belief and sincerity, people can achieve wonders. - Kala Charlu

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs are important sources of innovation, growth and employment. - OECD

I love that both grey and green have tendencies to bring out not only the best in nature and weather, but creativity. – Revathi Avasarala

Companies that come to market at the right time with the right growth story will attract investor interest only if they are prepared to ask the right price. - Maria Pinelli

We see an immense scope for growth of the Indian women entrepreneurship ecosystem. - Ritu Gupta

Life is never balanced. There will always be an imbalance between your work life and personal life. What really matters in such situations is how people who matter to you cope up with this imbalance. – Meenakshi Lekhi

Whether you are the coach, captain, CEO, defender, manager or substitute player, your main goal is to make your team and company win. - Devita Saraf

The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is understanding why you want it and what you are willing to do to make it happen. – Derek Lidow

Over the last few years, Bangalore has transformed into a sort of cultural melting pot with young people from all over the country, making it their home. - Sumesh Menon

We all have this belief that one day we will make it all worthwhile. There is no plan B. - Siddharth Srivastava

India has become the fastest growing outbound travel market, the number of Indians travelling overseas is set to rise from 17 million to around 50 million by 2020, making it the second largest outbound travel market globally, next only to China. - Tarun Davda

Healthcare startups will succeed if they can efficiently and effectively focus on healthcare’s Triple Aim of improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing per capita costs of healthcare. - Aram Nerpouni

Build a great product, have a long term vision and investors will follow. – Shashank ND

Dreaming matters – to our families, our communities, the world and especially to ourselves. – Whitney Johnson

If you like challenges, love freedom and truly want to explore your talents and test your limits, startups are meant for you. - Raghu Kolath

We used to stand outside Gangaram Book Stores on Church Street and hand over Flipkart bookmarks to the people coming out of the shop. – Sachin Bansal, Flipkart

SME lending presents a large and growing opportunity in India. We believe this segment requires a differentiated approach, with a potential to use technology to disrupt existing models. - Ravi Adusumalli

We believe that along with great product design, technology will play a key role in furniture shopping and will truly be the backbone for exceptional customer experience. - Rajiv Srivatsa

Given the increased focus on products, the Indian startup community now more than ever before requires a hawk eyed focus on delivering world class experiences to people around the world. – Ashwini Asokan