Union Government launches Startup India portal and mobile app

The Union Government has launched the Startup India portal (http://startupindia.gov.in) and mobile application.
It was launched by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) Ramesh Abhishek in New Delhi as an integral component of the Action Plan of the Startup India.
Key features

  • Information Availability: The portal and mobile app provide up-to- date information issued by various Government ministries/ departments.
  • They will also provide information regarding incubators and funding agencies recognized for the purpose of recommending Startups.
  • Startup India Hub:  It was established within Invest India, will be a single point of contact for the entire Startup ecosystem.
  • It would enable exchange of knowledge and will work in a hub and spoke model with Governments, Angel Funds, VCs, Incubators, Mentors, etc.
  • It will assist Startups on all aspects through their lifecyclesuch as providing mentorship, incubator facilities, IPR support, funding etc.
  • Application for Startup Recognition: It provides simple and user friendly process of recognition for start-ups listed in the Startup India Action Plan.
  • Real Time Startup Recognition: Provide a real time digital version final recognition certificate is provided to Startups on completion of the application process.
  • Verification of Recognition Certificate: The portal and mobile app will help in process of

verification of certificates by entering the Startup Recognition/ Certificate Number.

  • Approval of Inter-Ministerial Board: Inter-Ministerial Board set up DIPP will verify the eligibility of Startups opting to avail Tax and IPR related benefits.


  • The “Startup India” initiative was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16, 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • As part of it Startup India Action Plan was released. It highlights initiatives envisaged by the Government to develop a conducive Startup ecosystem in the country.



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