GOI launches ‘Startup India’ web portal and app

The Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry has launched a portal and a mobile application for Start up India initiative of the Union Government. The portal and mobile application is will provide all the related information to start ups across the Ministries of the Government of India at one stop. It would also provide certificates and documents required by the Government for such start ups digitally.

  • The Startup India Hub, which has been established within Invest India, will be a single point of contact for the entire Startup ecosystem which would enable exchange of knowledge.
  • It will assist Startups through their lifecycle, on all aspects, such as providing mentorship, incubator facilities, IPR support, funding etc.
  • The Hub will be operational from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on working days and can be reached via the toll free number: 1800115565 or the email ID: dipp-startups@nic.in
  • Entities that fulfil the criteria as per the definition of “Startup” and are incorporated/ registered in India, can obtain recognition as a “Startup” to avail various benefits listed in the Startup India Action Plan.
  • The process of recognition is simple and user friendly and involves a single page application form that a user can fill either through a web interface or through mobile app.
  • A real time recognition certificate is provided to Startups on completion of the application process.
  • The certificate of recognition is verifiable through the portal and mobile app by entering the Startup Recognition/ Certificate Number.