THE Inspiring UnPluggd Quotes From Entrepreneurs : Thou shalt have balls and no business plans.

UnPluggd-Logo-1.pngEntrepreneurs, whether successful or not, learn a lot of lessons in their entrepreneurial journey. Lessons that have helped them avoid mistakes and hustle through.

If you are starting out on your entrepreneurial journey, here are some words of wisdom from those who’ve been there before. These were lessons entrepreneurs parted with at earlier editions of UnPluggd, our mega startup conference.

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Date : June 19th And 20th.
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Amit Ranjan, Co-Founder of Slideshare

I was an accidental entrepreneur, but entrepreneurship had been life changing ever since! [Tweet This]

10 commandments of Vishal Gondal, Founder & CEO of Indiagames

Thou shalt have balls and no business plans. [Tweet This] Thou shall develop relationships and not transactions [Tweet This]
Thou shall focus on real pain-points [Tweet This]
Thou shalt be number 1 or 2. [Tweet This]
Thou shall focus on top 20%. [Tweet This]
Thou shalt avoid MBAs and spreadsheet-makers. [Tweet This]
Thou shall celebrate failures and enjoy your journey. [Tweet This]
Thou shall not want to sell. [Tweet This]
Thou shall stay fit. [Tweet This]
Thou shalt win with … passion. [Tweet This]

Naveen Tewari, Founder & CEO of Inmobi

That’s why we are entrepreneurs, you don’t listen to people, you got to be a bullhead. [Tweet This]

Entrepreneurship is all about how confident you are in changing something, because most of the people will not accept that change so go ahead and learn it. [Tweet This]

Alok Kejriwal, CEO of Games2win

When entrepreneurs try to solve out other’s problems, they also try to redeem themselves. [Tweet This]

When you look at a problem, you have to look at it as an opportunity. [Tweet This]

Baskar, Co-Founder of Amagi Media Labs

Power, Internet and Flights are a big challenge in India. On culture front, ethics, professionalism and experimentation needs to improve. [Tweet This]

Startup Journey

Sachin Bansal, Co-Founder & CEO of Flipkart

A better service is keeping the promise you made to the customer. [Tweet This]

In 2007 we (Flipkart) started with 2 people, in 2008 we were 5 working in a 2BHK and in 2009 we are a 100 people company with 3 offices in India. [Tweet This]

Phanindra Sama, CEO of redBus

A right mentor is one who has seen the lifecycle of the company. [Tweet This]

Amit Ranjan, Co-Founder of Slideshare

Organizational DNA matters far more than idea, markets & competition. [Tweet This]

Startups need to put technology first. The core of the team has to be engineering. [Tweet This]

The single biggest secret weapon of a startups is speed. They need to know how to use it. [Tweet This]

Focus on your users, not competition. [Tweet This]

Startups need to focus on their core and outsource their non core complexities. [Tweet This]

Naveen Tewari, Founder & CEO of Inmobi

Trust the team not the business plan it’s the piece of paper, it can go into the trash anytime. [Tweet This]

Kailash Katkar, CEO & MD of Quick Heal

Channel development is more about understanding the channel partners, who need good margins and respect. [Tweet This]

Alok Kejriwal, CEO of Games2win

Before my first meeting I made around 120 cold calls. [Tweet This]

Baskar, Co-Founder of Amagi Media Labs

Think up of an industry which we can disrupt. Go after a large market. One doesn’t always need to start with an idea. We started very clinically. [Tweet This]

Manish Sharma, CEO of Printo

Team is everything. Culture is more than everything. [Tweet This]

Large companies are not necessarily the great customers. [Tweet This]

Pallav Nadhani, Co-Founder & CEO of FusionCharts

For every 1 thing right, I probably did 100 things wrong. [Tweet This]

The moment you know that you are going to run out of money tomorrow, you will ship it today. [Tweet This]

Startup Mistakes

Naveen Tewari, Founder & CEO of Inmobi

The worst mistake that you can make is quit at “that” stage. The fact that you can stay there is 80% of the success and beyond that whether it is huge or critical, who cares. [Tweet This]

People don’t really value failures. [Tweet This]

I learnt to fail and I learnt why I fail. [Tweet This]

Pallav Nadhani, Co-Founder & CEO of FusionCharts

The product fails not because they had less features but they have more features which customers cannot use. [Tweet This]

In the Internet, it is not big that eats the small, it is always the fast that eats the slow. [Tweet This]


Naveen Tewari, CEO & Founder of Inmobi

Make sure you get the right VC because with the good VC, life is tough but with a bad VC, its hell! [Tweet This]

Sachin Bansal, Co-Founder & CEO of Flipkart

Strategic alignment with funding partner is very important. In the long terms it matters a lot. [Tweet This]

Aloke Bajpai, CEO & Co-Founder of iXiGo

If our seed investors waste time questioning which approach to take, discussing reasons why you will fail,  spending weeks on building financial models and looking for revenue growth, we are never going to find the next Google in India. [Tweet This]

Manish Sharma, CEO of Printo

I failed in ventures before, taught me you should focus on cash. [Tweet This]

These are just some of the insightful and interesting quotes from startup journeys, shared by entrepreneurs and founders at Unpluggd over the years.

The upcoming UnPluggd is full of amazing insights and experience sharing – no gyaan. All real stuff.


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You can watch some of the speakers at Unpluggd over the years below.

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