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 Modi

We 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%. – s

The 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, FlipKart

Challenges 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, InMobi

The space of recommendations for activities and things to do in or around city is just evolving. – Shalini Nautiya, Yipeedo

No 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, Univariety

We believe in transforming clubbing into something sustainable and healthy. – Geetu Singh, Gloryville

True failure occurs when you stop learning. – Nihar Sawant, ExpoJure

At any stage, debt helps in reducing the overall cost of capital. – Silicon Valley Bank

Premium brands too are open to rewarding the student community via exclusive discounts which don’t hamper their overall image or positioning. – Niranjan Nakhate, Frapp

The 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 Phone

Our vision is to make PICO India’s first global gourmet brand. – AbhayJaiswal, Nilgai Foods

We’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, EdCast

India is fast becoming a mobile centric country. We tend to consume more content on our mobile screens than via conventional access points. – Pearl Uppal, Superfuel

Very good ideas on the game scenarios have come from our customers. – Navjeet, Laser Republic

Cities are growing at the rate of 10,000 people per hour. – Wim Elfrink, Cisco

Many 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, AnyCommerce

There are a lot of positives but the fact remains that 80% of startups fail in the first three years. – Nitinkumar Gove, Leocraft

A 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, Zovi

Through a simple glass of Chai we touch lakhs of our customers. – Amuleek Singh Bijral, ChaiPoint

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