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Quotes from the industry leader, sharing their valuable insights to commemorate National Startup Day

 In the bustling heart of innovation, where dreams converge with determination, there emerged a day that would etch itself into the annals of entrepreneurial history – Startup Day. A celebration of ingenuity, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of novel ideas, this event brought together visionaries, creators, and risk-takers under one roof. As the sun cast its golden glow on a gathering of aspiring startups, each with a unique story waiting to unfold, the air was charged with the promise of possibility. This was not just an event; it was a convergence of passions, a symphony of aspirations, and a testament to the power of entrepreneurship.

Here are the quotes from the industry leader, sharing their valuable insights to commemorate Startup Day.

Vishal Salvi, Chief Executive Officer, Quick Heal Technologies Limited stated, in today’s digitized landscape, cybersecurity is vital for all businesses, especially for the startups where digital dependency is quite high and is also key to their scalability and success. As we celebrate National Startup Day, we reiterate cybersecurity’s pivotal role in fostering resilience within entrepreneurial ecosystems. As the very first Indian cybersecurity startup, we deeply understand the unique challenges startups face ranging from low awareness and budget constraints to seamless implementation and a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Therefore, our solutions are carefully designed to be simple and sentient ensuring easy deployment, compliance, and robust protection enabling startups to focus on their mission to becoming ‘the next unicorn’,”

Nishith Rastogi, Founder, and CEO, Locus mentioned, National Startup Day is a powerful testament to the boundless potential of entrepreneurship, which is instrumental in creating jobs, driving innovation, and fueling economic growth in India. As an entrepreneur, I am deeply thankful for the consistent support extended by the Government of India to our entrepreneurial landscape. The success story of the ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) is particularly inspiring in the logistics field, demonstrating how innovative startups can transform entire industries.

At Locus, we firmly believe that the government’s visionary initiatives, exemplified by programs like Digital India, act as ideal launchpads for Indian entrepreneurs. These initiatives encourage them to push boundaries, making a significant impact continually. We actively promote a culture that nurtures entrepreneurship and innovation for the greater good.

Prateek Jain Associate Director ADIF said, India is a land of opportunities and possibilities, where startups are not just creating solutions, but also solving problems. We, at ADIF, are committed to supporting the startup ecosystem by advocating for fair business practices, policy reforms, and collaboration. We appreciate the government’s support and guidance to emerging businesses, through initiatives such as the Startup India programme, the National Startup Awards, and the Startup India Innovation Week. However, there is a need for the government and other stakeholders to ensure fair business practices and collaboration to create an even more conducive environment for startups. On this National Startup Day, we laud budding businesses across the nation for their innovation and resilience, and we also urge the government to further extend its support to these startups by creating a level playing field for them through policy reforms and regulatory measures.”

Parag Khurana, Country Manager, Barracuda Networks (India) Pvt Ltd added, “National Start up Day is a great opportunity to help emerging businesses understand how to protect their fledgling operations, assets, and customers in a world of dynamic and increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats. Cybersecurity underpins long term business growth and success, and it doesn’t need to be resource intensive or complicated. Essential security technologies including email and network protection, robust authentication and access measures, effective back-ups and data protection should form an integral part of any IT environment. This should be coupled with education for employees on threats to look out for and what they should do if they spot something suspicious. There are service providers and vendors who can support new businesses in implementing and managing the security that is right for them. This is increasingly important because in today’s digital age, where threats are persistent and target organizations at any time of day or night, round-the-clock protective services provided by a specialist partner can make all the difference.  Good habits last a lifetime, and start-ups have a chance to embed cybersecurity awareness and principles from the get-go.”

As the curtain descended on Startup Day, it left behind a trail of inspiration and a spark that would continue to ignite the flames of innovation. In the echo of pitch presentations and networking buzz, a tapestry of ambition was woven. The stories told on this day were not just about business plans and revenue projections; they were narratives of courage, tenacity, and the audacity to dream. The event served as a reminder that startups are not merely ventures; they are the embodiment of human spirit, resilience, and the unwavering belief that, with the right idea and the right team, the impossible is just a challenge waiting to be conquered. As the attendees dispersed, carrying with them the energy of the day, the startup journey for many had just begun – a journey fueled by passion, fueled by purpose, and bound for the extraordinary.

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