20 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From prime investments to Prime Ministerial endorsement, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from videosix, featuring 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 September 21-27 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!Make in India: this is the step of a Lion. – PM Narendra ModiWe owe the children something, and time is the greatest resource we can give. If you want to volunteer, it’s important to give your 100%. – sThe politics have also changed. People are in the streets, online, networked. – I would tell Indians in the U.S. to come back to India. Right now is the right time to come back to India and create a lot of value. – Sachin Bansal, FlipKartChallenges are like dot balls on the course of hitting a century which also includes fours and sixes and we love our share of dot balls. – The lack of road infrastructure will help us to innovate like nothing we’ve seen before. – Naveen Tiwari, InMobiThe space of recommendations for activities and things to do in or around city is just evolving. – Shalini Nautiya, YipeedoNo matter which part of the world one comes from, and no matter how rich or poor they are, everyone in Asia is very concerned when it comes to their kids’ education. – Jaideep Gupta, UnivarietyWe believe in transforming clubbing into something sustainable and healthy. – Geetu Singh, GloryvilleTrue failure occurs when you stop learning. – Nihar Sawant, ExpoJureAt any stage, debt helps in reducing the overall cost of capital. – Silicon Valley BankPremium brands too are open to rewarding the student community via exclusive discounts which don’t hamper their overall image or positioning. – Niranjan Nakhate, FrappThe entire Y-Combinator journey is an unbelievable experience for any startup as it exposes you to some of the smartest tech people in the world. – Anuj Jain, Zip PhoneOur vision is to make PICO India’s first global gourmet brand. – AbhayJaiswal, Nilgai FoodsWe’ll see the rise of the ‘multi-versity’ where hundreds of campuses interconnected through public and private hosted clouds offer the best curriculum from major institutions. – Karl Mehta, EdCastIndia is fast becoming a mobile centric country. We tend to consume more content on our mobile screens than via conventional access points. – Pearl Uppal, SuperfuelVery good ideas on the game scenarios have come from our customers. – Navjeet, Laser RepublicCities are growing at the rate of 10,000 people per hour. – Wim Elfrink, CiscoMany online ordering companies in India and abroad are using VC money to subsidize restaurant orders by giving discounts and spending too much on online advertisements. – Senthil Nayagam, AnyCommerceThere are a lot of positives but the fact remains that 80% of startups fail in the first three years. – Nitinkumar Gove, LeocraftA startup environment is very demanding both mentally and physically, so if you are a 9 to 5 kind of person don’t join a startup. – Vivek Goel, ZoviThrough a simple glass of Chai we touch lakhs of our customers. – Amuleek Singh Bijral, ChaiPoint

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