“Chess Helps You Grow” – 35 Travel Week Quotes From Indian Startups



Launched in 2014, HistoryCocks is a weekly column of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week (see the previous post here). Share these 35 gems and ideas for the week of June 21-27 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more information. See also our special compilation of quotes related to India’s responses to the coronavirus here.

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

Customer-centric innovation requires an understanding of customer segments and their needs, their lifestyles, and not only the gaps of needs that are articulated, but also learning from the unexpressed needs of customers. – Panneerselvam Madanagopal, T-Hub

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

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

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

Higher education must be personalized, personalized and industry-oriented. – Vishnu TU, Machenn Innovations

Most large contractors are not very receptive to the unique needs of start-ups. – Sreeram Srinivasan, Syrma Technology

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

The degradation of the climate is radically changing the very landscape of Antarctica. – Laura Meller, Greenpeace Nordic

Our ecological practices were traditionally designed to preserve and mitigate overexploitation and depletion of resources. РSt̩phanie BadSoldier Snow

Seeds from native crops are the best option for climate resilient agriculture. – Devendra Jani, Bee The Lead

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

Global GDP could increase by $ 28 trillion in 2025 if men and women participate equally in their economies. – Hanna Birna Kristjansdottir, Reykjavik World Forum

Philanthropy has moved away from the realm of purely development-oriented multilateral and bilateral institutions and has really moved into the realm of people. – Vidya Shah, EdelGive Foundation

Yoga will continue to play its preventive and positive role in the health of the masses. – PM Modi

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

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

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

The adoption of insurance products by Indian consumers is still in its early stages. India’s emerging middle class has been forced to interact with financial services companies only online during the pandemic. – Harsha Kumar, Lightspeed India partners

With the launch and scale-up of more electric mobility startups, the need for infrastructure and discovery (especially vehicle charging) will be critical to the overall success of this industry. – Vinay Bansal, Inflection Point Ventures

The laundry industry today is largely unorganized. – Disha Jain, Lavado

MSMEs are the backbone of our economy, contributing almost 30% of the country’s GDP and half of its exports. About six million MSME units across the country employ more than 11 million people. – Nitin Gadkari, Minister of the Union

In India, there are 65 million small businesses across the country, and no more than 8-9% of them have some form of organized finance. – Mahesh Dayani, SBFC Finance

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

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

Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities with excellent educational institutes will break down barriers in the Indian startup ecosystem. – Suresh Narasimha, PVL

Today Indian families and HNIs engage directly with venture capital firms, a great sign of wealth creation in India in times to come. – Anand Lunia, Indian Quotient

A lot of individual investors are very daring. Indian family offices, which are generally very conservative, are also interested in investing in startups. – Rahul Gupta, capital of radar

It takes a lot of patience in India to invest, and there is no shortcut to success. – Abhishek Agarwal, Rockstud Capital

Governments can provide the right mentors, investors and advisers to land restoration entrepreneurs and encourage peer learning. – Kavita Sharma and Ashna Rustagi, WRI India

A leader is essential to building a coaching culture and mindset, that is, an ecosystem where leaders at all levels believe in empowering and coaching others. . – Ruchira Chaudhary, ‘Coaching: The secret code of extraordinary leadership’

The 4-C framework is a good practice of successful accelerators around the world: coaching, community, clients and capital. – Ajay Batra, Wadhwani Foundation

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

For scientists, R&D and laboratories are their comfort zones, not their business. Unfortunately, this means that their knowledge remains limited to scientific publications or ends up being forgotten. – Shrilakshmi Desiraju, Triphase

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

Don’t give up on your dreams and don’t be afraid of failures. Chess helps you grow, and as long as you grow, you are sure to be successful. – Sakshi Bakshi, Nucros Science

YourStory also published the paperback “Proverbs and quotes for entrepreneurs: a world of inspiration for startups” as a creative and motivating guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).

Edited by Teja Lele Desai


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