Who can apply

The entity should be a startup recognized by DPIIT and applicant must be a citizen of India represented individually or as a team. The entity is in the early revenue stage or has a prototype / working model.

An entity shall be considered as a Startup:

  • Upto a period of ten years from the date of incorporation / registration, if it is incorporated as a private limited company (as defined in the Companies Act, 2013) or registered as a partnership firm (registered under section 59 of the Partnership Act, 1932) or a limited liability partnership (under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008) in India.
  • Turnover of the entity for any of the financial years since incorporation / registration has not exceeded one hundred crore rupees.
  • Entity is working towards innovation, development or improvement of products or processes or services, or if it is a scalable business model with a high potential of employment generation or wealth creation.
  • An entity formed by splitting up or reconstruction of an existing business shall not be considered as ‘Start-up’.


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