Launch Date: 16th January 2016


To foster entrepreneurship and nurture innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for growth of Start-ups to drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities



         Startup India Movement launched on 16th January 2016 for promotion of Entrepreneurship among youth.

         Action plan unveiled for encouraging startups.

         Tax relief for three consecutive years out of a block of seven year for startups.

         Start-up Fund of Rs. 10,000 Crore to be released over two Finance Commission cycles, that is, by 2025.

         Startups are allowed to issue ESOPs to promoters working as employees

         8,829 Start-ups have been recognised as on 5th April, 2018

         99 Startups have been funded (as on 5th April, 2018)