‘Enjoy full privacy. You deserve it, so demand it’ – 35 quotes of the week on digital transformation

‘Enjoy full privacy. You deserve it, so demand it’ – 35 quotes of the week on digital transformation

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From digital change to Digital India, these quotes from the week of April 12-18 capture tech impacts sweeping across the world.

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week. This special series of quotes focuses on the increasing impact of digital media in India and around the world (see the previous post here). Share these 35 gems and insights with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights

AI is technology’s most important priority, and healthcare is its most urgent application. – Satya Nadella, Microsoft

E-retailers will emerge as the biggest winners in this entire success journey of the online textile industry. – Anuj Mundra, Nandani Creation.

We believe that in the next five years, commerce through chat mediums, or c-commerce, will be comparable if not higher than ecommerce revenue. – Aniket Bajpai, LimeChat.

The advantages of selling online in the global landscape are very compelling- right from unlimited shelf space, to easy access to consumer feedback, easy ability to expand from one market to the other. – Disha Katharani, Imagimake

Almost everything from our daily life such as GPS and communications depends on satellites. With technological advancements, smallsats have been replacing conventional large satellites. – Anirudh Sharma, Digantara.

Small satellites enable rapid deployment of new technologies for a better understanding of the world around us. – Sanjay Nekkanti, Dhruva Space

With the sudden boom in the small satellite sector, the demand for launch vehicles has also increased. But more satellites means more space traffic. – Yashash Karanam, Bellatrix Aerospace

India has the digital advantage with young demography, growing aspirational middle-class with rising disposable income and increasing digital savviness. – Joel Neoh, Fave

India today is well-positioned to become a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and there is a need to adopt it across all sectors. – Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog

Every year, more than 18 million people graduate from non-technical degree courses like BA, BCom, and BBA, but struggle to get a job. – Ravish Agarwal, Able Jobs

There is no better time to bet on Indian entrepreneurs than today. We are witnessing a surge in edtech startups who are focused on solving Indian and global problems born out of various parts of India. – Sushil Sharma, Marwari Catalysts Ventures

Our country has 36 lakh engineering seats, out of which, only 18 lakh seats are occupied today. When you look at the stats released by the government, less than 80-85 percent of engineering students in India are employable. – Akshay Munjal, Hero Vired

India’s newly launched National Education Policy 2020 talks about vocational education and vernacular as the two most important transformational changes. – Niral Modi, LearnVern

Almost every location in India has 10-12 hyperlocal coaching centres, with the owner’s face plastered across billboards. The deeper you go, the more localised coaching centres are. – Mukul Rustagi, Classplus

The hybrid model is evolving, and there are some aspects yet to be addressed, such as streamlining processes, digitalising related departments, etc. – Jesus Lall, Universal Education

The agri sector in India is poised at an inflection point with enormous potential for the emergence and growth of inclusive value chains, owing to the push for self-sufficiency. – Pravesh Sharma, Kamatan Farm Tech

The IT and BPO industries are welcoming more women, but it’s common that career stagnation and other inequalities unfortunately push many to leave within the first few years. – Gagan Sodhi Menon, Teleperformance India

Over the last decade, India has gone through a sea change in the enormous number of MSMEs now selling their wares online. – Sundeep Mohindru, M1xchange

Even at increased utilisation levels, taxi as a product remains unaffordable for most Indians. – Ravi Kumar Verma, Zingbus venture

If you are building a tech product for Bharat, it needs to be able to work under the conditions that the consumer is used to. The UX and text has to connect with the psyche of the user. – Bhanu Pratap Singh, ShareChat

Indian startups have shown the potential to use technology not only to solve local problems, but have also developed solutions for the global market. – Rajen Vagadia, Qualcomm India

India has one of the lowest health insurance penetrations in the world. Making corporate health insurance more accessible, affordable and transparent is a great way to solve the problem. – Bhushan Patil, Multiply Ventures

Employee insurance and benefits is a deeply broken experience. – Vaibhav Domkundwar, Better Capital

The Indian youth is underserved when it comes to banking. India has over 300 million young people under the age of 24 — almost 20 percent of India’s population, but still, banks do not focus on this segment as they do not have jobs, do not earn much or take loans etc. – Bhagaban Behera, Walrus

Delayed collection is a major challenge that Indian SMEs face and capital stuck in receivables is a leading cause for financial stress. – Kunal Aggarwal, CredFlow

Embracing the data-driven approach is the stepping stone in creating a pitch that helps businesses go above and beyond the competition to be recognised and consumed. – Divanshi Gupta, The Marcom Avenue

The very nature of B2B sales translates to a lot of back and forth and manual hours spent doing grunt work. – Sandeep Singh, Upscale

Invoicing is key to running a business and digitisation of the invoice is essential when the intent is of business transaction digitisation. – Archit Gupta, ClearTax

Consumers have tremendous choices in their payment types. They want to be sure that they save on every transaction. – B Amrish Rau, Pine Labs

A good solution is not enough in itself; there is zero place for bad user experience in the market. – Mayank Mittal, Qualitrix

A fractional owner enjoys the same returns through lease rentals and capital appreciation as a sole owner would potentially do, minus a lot of troubles. – Amit Uppal, Frxnl

Digital technology and the worldwide spread of smartphones have been highly instrumental in driving [the] surge in demand for mindfulness. – Benjamin Blasco, Petit Bambou

Unlike consumer internet companies, cybersecurity companies take longer to start monetising, hence we need more patient capital. – Anil Joshi, Unicorn India Ventures

Cyber criminals are continuing to evolve and adapt their techniques to exploit our growing reliance on mobiles. – Neatsun Ziv, Check Point Software

The global security and vulnerability management market is estimated to grow to around $20 billion by 2025 from around $12 billion in 2020. – Trishneet Arora, TAC Security

Remember, at some point, it’s not how much others care to do to protect your privacy, but simply your choice that matters. Enjoy full privacy. You deserve it, so demand it. – Anish Mulani, Wave

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).

‘Failures are a comma, a brief pause’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From trouble to triumph, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these quotes, excerpts and stories!

Launched in 2014, 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 June 28 – July 4 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights. See also our special compilation of quotes related to India’s coronavirus responses here.

Before you even jump to solutions, you need to think: why this problem statement exists, where does it happen, who is impacted and what outcomes one should aim for. – Soumendra Mohanty, Tredence

The more you know of many fields, the more you can see the similarities and connections. – Ramon Vullings, ‘Great Leaders Mix and Match’

Open innovation is an effective way to keep pace with accelerating change. – Steve Rader, NASA

The world is missing out on some of the most impactful founders as they are restricted by the lack of a co-founder, resources, time, and networks. – Esha Tiwary, EF India

Organisations should strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that encourages every associate to bring his or her whole self to work. – Dipti Gupta, PepsiCo

Consistent sensitisation plays a major part in how the inclusion mindset and inclusive practices reflect in people’s behaviours in the workplace. – Shilpa Sinha Harsh, Hinduja Global Solutions

Early-stage hiring and team building are not just about getting some people to fill vacant positions but about building your cohort of future leaders. – Abhimanyu Saxena, InterviewBit

As a founder, focus heavily on employee engagement. You should build a moat bigger than salary and do a small investment to upskill freshers. – Venkatesh Gupta, Internshala

OKRs are simple and a very lightweight way to deliver 10X results. – Amit Somani, Prime Venture Partners

Establishing IP rights is essential for businesses of all sizes to differentiate their products, earn customer trust and grow their business. – Pranav Bhasin, Amazon India

India is poised to cross hundred billion-dollar companies by 2023. – Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, 9Unicorns

India is at the right stage for startups, and the ecosystem in cities beyond metros is becoming stronger for creating wealth through startups. – Sushil Sharma, Marwari Catalyst Ventures

Hemp can solve India’s three biggest problems: farmer suicides, malnutrition, and unemployment. – Vignesh Murthy, Hemp Wildleaf

Establishing a cold chain network, which is a requirement for vaccine supply, would aid the transport and storage of perishable goods, helping the MSMEs manage their inventories better despite the time delays. – Pushkar Mukewar, Drip Capital

India is blessed to have a really rich variety of arts and crafts. – Shibani Jain, Baaya Design

Music is an eternal living flame that knows no boundaries. – Eugene Clifford Suboh, O-HA Soul Band

Women’s health, particularly in a country like India which has cultural taboos about menstrual health, has been neglected for far too long. – Vindi Singh Banga, Banga family office

Our education system is not conducive to women speaking about [feminine health] issues in a classroom setting. – Navya Nanda, Aara Health

Every year, 8000 -10,000 Thalassemic babies are born in India, because 3-5 percent of the population of every State are carriers of this disease. – Shobha Tuli, Thalassemics India

Existing ready-to-cook food in the market contain artificial flavours and preservatives to have an extended shelf. – Aakanksha Satnalika, JustCook

If you want to consider baseline supplements for yourself, always introduce one at a time and be mindful of reactions and shifts. – Deepa Kannan, PFNR

You have to be persistent and ride along. It’s important to build a supportive ecosystem to thrive and grow – be it friends or family, an incubator or an online community. – Keerthi Priya, Nurture Fields

What you focus on grows. Hence, if the desired outcome is to succeed and thrive in one’s field, then it does not make sense to focus on difficulties and hurdles. – Srividya Kannan, Avaali Solutions

As a founder, it is important to build resilience into your business model, and to avoid succumbing to the challenges that exist, and instead pursuing opportunities for exploration and expansion via a differentiated strategy. – Sajan Pillai, Season Two Ventures

Expectations are always there from family and friends. You just have to zone in when you are failing at what you want out of life, and stay true to that. – Tejas Goenka, Tally Solutions

You simply cannot let rejections affect your self-confidence. – Sharib Hashmi, ‘The Family Man’

Life is a continuum of being able to overcome and transcend setbacks. – Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

‘People need to respect doctors and have an attitude for gratitude’ – 25 quotes from India’s COVID-19 struggle

In this compilation, we present thought-provoking quotes from the week of June 28 – July 4 that frame India’s battle with the coronavirus pandemic.

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week. This special series of compilations focuses on India’s COVID-19 struggle (see last week’s post here). Share these quotes and excerpts with your networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

Tracking and controlling rapid community spread of the virus remains a key challenge. – Srini Nagarajan, CDC Group

In a post-pandemic world, healthcare designers need to set forth innovative solutions that seamlessly blend altruism with technology to create a robust ecosystem. – Ravideep Singh, Creative Designer Architects

People need to respect doctors and have an attitude for gratitude. When we are doing our COVID-19 rounds, we can’t go near our families, we need to stay separate from our children. – Dr Shalini Joshi, Fortis Hospital

No doctor will want their patients to suffer in any way, but please realise that doctors are not gods. We are trying our best to help patients. People need to trust their doctors. – Dr Tejas Thakker, Apollo Hospitals

Today, when the country is fighting such a big war against Corona, doctors have saved millions of lives by working hard day and night. – Prime Minister Narendra Modi

We must leverage data left behind by the storm of the second wave to save lives in the third. That is the brightest way forward. – Manas Agrawal, Affine

Everyone wants to manage health. For that, you want information, test, diagnosis, consultation, and treatment, and it all needs to be in one place. Technology is the way to bring it all together. – Siddharth Shah, PharmEasy

Blue collar workers, gig workers, migrant workers, and the destitute and slum dwellers who barely had any money to afford a square meal were most impacted. – Suyash Jain, COVID-19 Free Jobs Forum
India’s MSMEs are working hard to prioritise the wellbeing of those they care about while also navigating the unprecedented business impacts of COVID-19. – Nidhi Munjal, Walmart

The recovery that had commenced in the second half of 2020-21 was dented in April-May 2021, but with the wave of infections abating as rapidly as it had set in, economic activity has started to look up in late May and early June. – RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

The COVID-19 crisis has made e-learning a necessity and has highlighted the important role technology plays in the education sector. – Naman Mukund, Tekie

COVID-19 has completely changed the game. Moving your college or school online is no longer a ‘should we’, it’s basic hygiene. You’re not planning for the future if you’re not online. – Aarati Ghana Shyam, LetzConnect Technologies

Globally, during the current pandemic, home décor has been the fastest-growing category online, as homes have become the centre of attraction much beyond just living. – Neeraj Tyagi, We Founder Circle

The pandemic has catalysed the already existing demand for affordable private mobility in India. – Sasidhar Nandigam, CredR

Hospitality has predominantly been a high contact industry. But post the pandemic, organisations are adapting technology to minimise human contact to the lowest possible levels. – Arindam Basu, Deltin

As wedding celebrations are now limited to gatherings under 50 people, the entire format is undergoing a change to inculcate “wedding streaming” to enable guests to attend virtually. – Ritin Kumar, CineLove Productions

The need for hygiene, digital convenience, and customer service [in online groceries] has never been greater, especially with quality inequity and disparities in service levels across traditional channels. – Atul Kumar, FRAAZO

Track pants and tees became a very necessary part of daily life, and those are the products which saw a significant increase in sales. – Afsar Zaidi, HRX

A deeper connection between pet parents and pets was also noticed as people had more time to give. – Rashi Narang, Heads Up For Tails

The pandemic and repeated natural calamities have drawn people’s attention towards the importance of insurance. – Kamesh Goyal, Digit Insurance

The residential real estate market is booming here (in Goa). The trend of people moving away from metropolitans is not only becoming stronger in India but also in Germany. – Coco Leni, Arjun Sagar

The industrial sector loses millions globally in revenue due to unplanned shutdowns, a result of lack of intelligent real-time data and insights to aid decision making. – Barath Shankar Subramanian, Accel,/p>

While the pandemic posed serious challenges globally, it has also acted as a catalyst for technology-based automation and digitisation efforts around the globe. – Venkat Vallabhaneni and Jatin Desai, Inflexor Ventures

The pandemic in India, despite having a devastating impact, has already seen the startup ecosystem come together and provide novel/innovative solutions to combat the crisis, pivot their businesses, and accelerate their growth journeys. – Sajan Pillai, Season Two Ventures

Startups that have survived and thrived during this black swan event will be far more agile and innovative, and consequently, make for very attractive investment opportunities. – Pankaj Gupta, GII

The ease of starting and running a business from anywhere, and changing perceptions of women’s responsibilities, have made it an opportune moment for women who want to step into the business world. – Zahara Kanchwalla, Rite KnowledgeLabs

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).

[India MSME Summit 2021] Transformation, talent, tech – 35 quotes from YourStory’s third annual MSME event

In this compilation, YourStory presents insightful quotes on strategy and technology from our third annual India MSME Summit.

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our earlier articles. This special compilation of quotes focuses on innovation opportunities, resilience approaches, and digital transformation from our third annual India MSME Summit.

MSMEs will play a crucial role in the government’s plan for economic survival. – Harshala Chandorkar, TransUnion CIBIL

The MSME sector in India is the backbone of the business ecosystem and in addition to contributing about 30 percent to the country’s GDP, also contributes 40 percent to exports. – Ashish Sikka, Lenovo India

The line between essential and non-essential businesses got drawn quite sharply last year. And so those businesses that were non-essential have been more impacted. Micro enterprises have been impacted far severely than medium enterprises. – Hardika Shah, Kinara Capital

Government schemes have to be made more accessible and more usable so that an increasing number of people can take advantage of them. – Ridhima Arora, Namhya Foods

Most IT solutions are designed for very large enterprises. But, SMBs require a totally different solution. – Ashish Sikka, Lenovo India

We have 60 million small businesses (SMBs) according to the government, but only 15 percent of them have access to formal credit. And out of those 15 percent, 99 percent of businesses don’t have access to credit at the right price. – Meghna Suryakumar, Crediwatch

Credit buyers have a set of data on loan and credit card repayment but don’t capture B2B payments. – Winny Patro, Recordent

Once an MSME enables digital payments, they enter the formal sector. This not only helps them increase their profits, but also enables them to raise capital. – Vikas Saraogi, Mastercard

MSMEs also need to start taking charge of their credit profile while banks continue to monitor it. – Sujata Ahlawat, TransUnion CIBIL

A whopping two-thirds of MSMEs and four-fifth of micro MSMEs face significantly delayed payments. – Tushar Thakkar, Dalberg Advisors India

When the lockdown began, most artisans who were supplying to physical retail stores had their orders cancelled till November. – Kirti Poonia, Okhai

Hyper-personalisation becomes very easy with the cloud. With the available data and tools, it is easier to tweak models, reduce compute time and helps running campaigns seamlessly. – Saurav Dutta, Payback

With the cloud, there is huge flexibility in terms of what you want to do. It helps fast track a lot of aspects like turnaround time on getting everything on the system, meeting customer expectations, security, and compliance. – Ravi Daparthi, Oorwin Labs

Cloud has democratised technology and innovation for all organisations. – B Raghavendran, AISPL

The internet is inherently the most vulnerable channel today. – Rajiv Agarwal, Boloro India

A business owner needs to protect their website as they would secure their physical store. Just like you’d put grills on windows and lock the doors before leaving, you need to protect your website from cybercrimes. – Sujay Vasudevan, Mastercard

Businesses need the ability to deploy, manage, maintain, and secure devices and data. They should also be able to look at their business models across functions and see what needs to change to meet the evolving demands created by the pandemic. – Ashish Sikka, Lenovo India

SMEs should now think about how they can reduce costs, achieve economies of scale, and spread their risk. – Vivek Bindra, Bada Business

The next five years are going to be very exciting for online brands. – Manish Chowdhary, Wow Skin Science

Watch out, there will be new disruptors coming in the process and it’s going to be a completely long term game. Offline to online will keep happening over the next few decades.

Saravanan Ramakrishnan, AISPL

People are not going back to stores soon, this festive season they are going to shop online, so anyone who is digital-first will have a huge advantage right now. – Chinu Kala, Rubaans

This is the best time to be a customer in India and to be a D2C brand. Customers are coming online with very strong fundamentals, not just coming for the price but buying for the convenience, buying for the selection. – Bharat Kalia, Lifelong Online

As an SMB, you cannot really build an entire business just on top of SaaS services… you will have to make sure that SaaS is being used to make your organisation efficient, make your business grow faster. – Ankur Sharma, Instamojo

Online selling gives you ready data about consumer behaviour. This helps businesses to innovate according to the market demands, which is essential to survive and sustain. – Hirdyesh Mordani, MyEasyStore

The ability to pivot, understand the need of the market, and look for alternative sources of income while being resilient, and weathering out the storm has helped SMBs during the pandemic. – Meghna Suryakumar, Crediwatch

Pandemic acted as a catalyst for the health supplement industry in India. – Pallav Bihani, Boldfit

The pandemic has shown what a distributed business could look like. – George Chacko, Intel

Earlier, technology was looked at as an expense, now it is being looked at as an investment. That is the biggest change that has happened in the last year. – Ashish Sikka, Lenovo India

We have seen 700 percent business growth in the last year. The tech stack has helped us scale our business really fast. – Alok Paul, Berrylush

Try, you will get a solution; if not today, then tomorrow. – Mukesh Mohan Gupta, Chamber of MSME

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).

‘Meme marketing is all about humorous content’ – 30 quotes of the week on digital transformation

From digital change to Digital India, these quotes from the week of June 21-27 capture tech impacts sweeping across the world.

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week. This special series of quotes focuses on the increasing impact of digital media in India and around the world (see the previous post here). Share these 30 gems and insights with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

Digitalization has paved the way for the emergence of technologically advanced solutions that help in the risk stratification of patients. – Hiren Dhuvad, Indigital Technologies

The time for AI in healthcare is here. Radiology in particular, with an already existing digital image workflow, will see faster adoption of AI. – Ramesh Byrapaneni, Endiya Partners

Efficient AI and data science algorithms not only provide a better picture of a candidate to enable deeper assessment but also help in reducing the turnaround time. – Shubhanshu Srivastava, CrewScale

With a 40 percent growth in ecommerce this year alone, it is imperative that brands apply automation and machine learning to manage their business online. – Guru Hariharan, CommerceIQ

There are now 67 million retail businesses globally, with ecommerce now at nearly 14 percent of all retail. On an average, businesses spend anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 yearly to run their online store. – Kausambi Manjita, Mason,/p>

Networking coupled with commerce features offers the potential for a massive scale for the [agri] ecosystem. – Ankur Capital

The digital lending space has evolved and split up into various subcategories, including personal loans, P2P lending, SME loans, point-of-sale financing, and supply chain financing, among others. – Kanika Agarrwal, Upside AI

Insurance will be the next frontier in fintech, and technology will play a critical role in increasing its penetration to the masses. Every step of the insurance value chain needs to be re-engineered using technology and analytics. – Ashish Dave, Mirae Asset Venture Investments

Only 10 percent of the formal credit (mostly secured) goes to 45 percent households of India earning approximately $200-$400 a month. – Saurav Gandhi, Bueno Finance

The digital payments landscape in India is at the cusp of accelerated transformation and adoption. – Arvind Ronta, Visa

Indians tend to leave their monies idle in a bank account or stick to fixed deposits that don’t even beat inflation. – Saumya Shah, Tarrakki

The Indian lending ecosystem has solved only less than 5 percent of the overall need that exists. – Ankur Bhageria, CashFlo

Our country’s logistics cost is 14 percent; in other countries of the world, the cost is around 8 percent. We are 6 percent more inefficient as compared to the world. – Amit Saraogi, Anmol Feeds

India is the world’s second-largest agriculture market and we produce more than 110 million tons of fruits every year. However, we see broken supply chains, massive wastage gluts, and shortages both geographically and over time. – Shobhit Gupta, Superplum

The year 2021 will go down in history as the year India’s tech IPO story started. – Anup Jain, Orios Venture Partners

‘Failures help you grow’ – 35 quotes of the week from Indian startup journeys

From trouble to triumph, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these quotes, excerpts, and stories!

Launched in 2014, 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 35 gems and insights from the week of June 21-27 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights. See also our special compilation of quotes related to India’s coronavirus responses here.

You need to pay attention to the most surprising thing that the customer says during the conversation. – Shreyas Doshi, Stripe

Customer-driven innovation demands an understanding of the customer segments and their needs, their lifestyle, and not only the need gaps that are articulated but also learning the unarticulated needs of customers. – Panneerselvam Madanagopal, T-Hub

Mindful pricing is key to ensure a long-term relationship with the customer, so they become repeat buyers. – Mamta Gupta, Zariin

The biggest mistake in growth stage that brand management teams make is thinking that what has worked so far will continue working. – Kartik Hosanagar and Mohanjit Jolly

Fresh is the future, so fresh sells. – Musthafa PC, iD Fresh Food

Higher education has to be personalised, customised, and industry driven. – Vishnu TU, Machenn Innovations

Most top contract manufacturers are not very receptive to the unique needs of early-stage startups. – Sreeram Srinivasan, Syrma Technology

The melting pot of cultures [in Canada] makes for a great background for entrepreneurs to test new ideas and excel. – Esha Chopra, TBDC

Climate breakdown is drastically changing the very scenery in the Antarctic. – Laura Meller, Greenpeace Nordic

Our ecological practices traditionally were designed to preserve and to mitigate the overuse and depletion of resources. – Stephanie BadSoldier Snow

Native crop seeds are the best option for climate-resilient farming. – Devendra Jani, Bee The Lead

Teaching astronomy contributes to an understanding of science and the origin of the world around us and a sense of wonder and exploration. – Sravan Varma Datla, Navars Edutech

The global GDP could increase by $28 trillion in 2025 if men and women participated in their economies equally. – Hanna Birna Kristjansdottir, Reykjavík Global Forum

Philanthropy has moved away from the domain of multilateral and bilateral institutions just focused on development and it’s really moved into the domain of the personal. – Vidya Shah, EdelGive Foundation

Your body type is unique. What you might be going through mentally may need something unique. It really depends on practising yoga the right way. – Deepa Kannan, PFNR

Music is not just a feel-good element. It is a powerful tool, capable of creating large-scale transformation. – Bindu Subramaniam, SAPA

Art makes you a better person. It opens up your mind, and makes you more empathetic towards society. – Shalu Juneja, Uno Lona Academy

Adoption of insurance products by Indian consumers is in its infancy. India’s emerging middle class was forced to interact with online-only financial services companies during the pandemic. – Harsha Kumar, Lightspeed India Partners

With more electric mobility startups getting launched and scaled, the infrastructure and discovery need (specially charging the vehicles) will be critical in the overall success of this sector. – Vinay Bansal, Inflection Point Ventures


he laundry business is largely unorganised today. – Disha Jain, Lavado

MSMEs are the backbone of our economy, contributing to nearly 30 percent of the country’s GDP and half of its exports. Around six crore MSME units across the country employ over 11 crore persons. – Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister

In India, there are 65 million small businesses across the country, and not more than 8-9 percent of them have any form of organised finance. – Mahesh Dayani, SBFC Finance

Dermatological problems are really big in India. – Arun Raghavan, eSkinDoctor

The Indian hair care market is currently valued at $ 3.3 billion and is estimated to reach $ 5 billion by 2025. – Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, Venture Catalysts

Tier 2 and 3 towns with extremely good educational institutes will break the barriers in the Indian startup ecosystem. – Suresh Narasimha, PVL

Today, Indian families and HNIs are directly engaging with VC firms, a great sign of wealth creation within India in times to come. – Anand Lunia, India Quotient

A big number of individual investors are very bold. Indian family offices, generally very conservative, are also interested in startup investments. – Rahul Gupta, Radar Capital

One requires a lot of patience in India while investing, and there is no shortcut to success. – Abhishek Agarwal, Rockstud Capital

Governments can bring the right mentors, investors, and advisors to land r

estoration entrepreneurs and encourage peer-learning. – Kavita Sharma and Ashna Rustagi, WRI India

A leader is key to cascading a coaching culture and mindset, i.e, an ecosystem where leaders at all levels believe in enabling and coaching others. – Ruchira Chaudhary, ‘Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership’

The 4-Cs framework is a best practice from successful accelerators around the world: coaching, community, customers, and capital. – Ajay Batra, Wadhwani Foundation

This is a great time to be a job creator because we are essentially in a technological curve, which is rapidly changing and therefore creating many new opportunities. – Manish Kumar, NSDC

For scientists, R&D and labs are their comfort zones, business isn’t. Unfortunately, that means that their knowledge either just stays limited to scientific publications, or gets forgotten, eventually. – Shrilakshmi Desiraju, Triphase

Do something that scares you a little. Resilience and confidence are muscles that you can build over time. – Eva Wong, Borrowell

Don’t give up on your dreams, and don’t be afraid of failures. Failures help you grow, and as long as you are growing, you are definitely succeeding. – Sakshi Bakshi, Nucros Science

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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