20 quotes from Indian startup journeys.

  1. The winner is not one with the best product, but with the first habit-building product. – Nir Eyal, Hooked.
  2. Once one understands the concept of permaculture and its diversity of application, there is great enthusiasm to take actions for a better India. – Padma Koppula, Aranya Agricultural Alternatives.
  3. Renewable energy is here to stay. More so solar energy, which we have in abundance, and policy is supporting the growth of solar. – Ashok Jhunjhunwalla, IIT Madras
  4. Millets are not only good for the planet, millets are good for commerce too. – Krishna Byre Gowda, Karnataka Agriculture Minister
  5. Millets are very versatile and can be used to make soups, appetisers, main courses, and desserts. – Hema Aravind, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College
  6. We are a nation suffering in silence! We all acknowledge that we have problems. But why is it that we are ashamed to talk about them. – Arushi Sethi, Trijog
  7. Indians perceive non-cash transactions to be inherently insecure and proper education and awareness is needed for the entire ecosystem to move forward. – Tejasvi Mohanram, RupeePower
  8. Demonetisation or not, cash is the life blood of the Indian economy and won’t be easy to flush out. – Bhargavi S., FinMitra
  9. A digitally-savvy board can be a great competitive advantage. – Abhijit Bhaduri, The Digital Tsunami
  10. Know, understand and love your data. – Samir Sharma, DataZuum
  11. A tech startup really needs a few great people with a common purpose, and not a whole army of people. – Kashyap Deborah, HyperTrack
  12. In this ‘I want it now’ culture, customers don’t have the patience to wait for a day. – Tapan Dixit, TaleSpin
  13. Label artwork is crucial for brand communication. It is the most underestimated operations cost that can burn money if not tracked properly. – Manish Chowdhary, Fit & Glow
  14. You are a boxer, a fighter, you will have scars but you will only be a winner if you come out of it. – Durriya Kapasi, Once Upon a Genie
  15. We have reached the age of post-truth, propaganda, and suppression of freedoms – especially in democracies. – Reporters Without Borders
  16. Always in motion the future is. – Yoda, Star Wars
  17. There are some pertinent and pervasive virtues that we all can learn from a traditional SME entrepreneur. – Divakar Vijayasarathy, DVS Advisors
  18. Founders’ Agreements are widely viewed as essential to every startup business since they provide a definite framework within which the founders agree to work together. – Aaron Solomon, Solomon & Co.
  19. There are many examples in history which show that when masses intervene, things have changed for the better. – Gopal Bhargava, Minister, Madhya Pradesh
  20. Unlike 25 years ago, starting today is much easier. – Anjum Jung, Morph Design


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  • shahin akther
    May 29, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    inspirational quotes. I like the no 14
    Thanks for sharing

  • Kirti
    May 29, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Inspiring post !

  • Vladimir
    May 29, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    There’s some really inspirational gems here. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Naijaintrovert
    May 29, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I love all and 20 got me. The quotes are also applicable to all nations.
    Love it!

  • Rikki Singh
    May 29, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Great Quotes your Articles are Really Awesome……

    May 29, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    many of them could be adressed to other countries

  • jhilmil
    May 30, 2017 at 11:17 am

    SO inspiring.. Love Arushi’s phrase.. let’s not be ashamed , accept & work out

  • Kavita Singh
    May 30, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    All quotes are inspiring.

  • Basundhara Ghosh
    May 30, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    This is a rare collection. Thanks for making this available 🙂

  • Alex
    May 31, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Very nice post. I love this kind of motivation.