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Startups are playing a pivotal role in India's journey towards becoming a developed nation by 2047: Sh. Goyal


Sh. Goyal commends significant progress in startup sector over last 8 years; states what was once a novelty now an integral part of national mainstream

Tourism is a sector with untapped potential for startups to explore innovative ideas around sustainable tourism: Sh. Goyal

Sh. Goyal calls for greater collaboration and mentoring through MAARG portal

Minister gives Startup Awards and State Ranking Awards; Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu bag top awards

Posted On: 16 JAN 2024 3:22PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal said that startups are playing a pivotal role in India's journey towards becoming a developed nation by 2047. While addressing the Startup Awards & State Ranking Awards function in New Delhi today, the Minister commended the significant progress made in the startup sector over the last eight years, stating that what was once a novelty has now become an integral part of the national mainstream.

Shri Goyal highlighted the diverse sectors in which startups are making substantial contributions, ranging from MedTech, FinTech, AgroTech to the aviation sector, drones, and simulators. He identified tourism as a sector with untapped potential, encouraging startups to explore innovative ideas around sustainable tourism. He pointed out that Wed-in-India initiative as suggested by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi should also be noted by the potential StartUps. He added that the PM had said at Vibrant Gujarat that Bharat's priority is New Age Skills, Futuristic Tech, AI & Innovation.

Shri Goyal expressed confidence in the entrepreneurial spirit of both the young and old, urging them to contribute their unique perspectives and ideas to the startup ecosystem. He reiterated that age should not be a barrier to engage with new ideas and foster innovation. He urged individuals, regardless of age, to actively participate in the startup ecosystem, emphasizing that every person has the potential to contribute to the growth of India.

The Minister noted that India has emerged as the third-largest startup ecosystem globally, realizing the dreams of countless entrepreneurs and introducing innovative ways of doing business. Expressing appreciation for the achievements in sectors like millets and food processing, Shri Goyal urged startups to focus on new areas such as artificial intelligence (AI). He encouraged them to come up with ideas that make life easier and revolutionize existing ways of working.

During his address, Shri Goyal outlined key initiatives that will be taken to further support startups, including the categorization of startups into different sectors for more focused interactions, the sanitization of data to identify their locations and track development stage of the startups, and efforts to ensure all startups are registered on the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) portal.

The Minister called for greater collaboration and mentoring through the MAARG portal - Mentorship, Advisory, Assistance, Resilience and Growth of Startup India. He emphasized the importance of outreach and on-boarding startups with the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) as the process for onboarding of startups has been simplified. Shri Goyal encouraged startups to register for patent, copyright, and trademark protections as the fees have been reduced for startups.

Shri Goyal announced that ‘Startup Maha Kumbh’ is scheduled to be organized in March 2024. He assured continued government support for the startup ecosystem, inviting entrepreneurs to leverage the vast consumer market and work collaboratively to transition from an emerging to a developed startup system.

This edition’s ranking exercise saw the highest-ever participation with 33 States and UTs participating. A ‘National Report’ encompassing the full exercise, along with a ‘Compendium of Best Practices’ and individual ‘State Report’ for all participating states was also launched, celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship in India with a total of 31 States/UTs having formulated State Startup Policies. Moreover, in this fourth edition of States Ranking, 3102 startups received funding worth INR 392 crore. 95 Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange Workshops were organised from August 2021 to December 2022.

For the purpose of evaluation, the States and UTs were divided into two categories with category A including States and UTs with a population of more than 1 crore, and category B including States and UTs with a population of less than 1 crore. Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerela, Tamil Nadu were the Best Performers in category A, while Himachal Pradesh emerged as the Best Performers in category B. The governments of Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana, Punjab emerged as top performers in Category A, while Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya championed as top performers in Category B. Some achievements, efforts & initiatives from these states are highlighted in Annexure C.

The participants were evaluated across 7 broad Reform Areas consisting of 25 Action Points ranging from Institutional Support, Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Access to Market, Incubation and Mentorship support, Funding Support, Capacity building of enablers & Roadmap to a sustainable future. 15% of the total scores were awarded based on 10,000+ survey responses collected in 9 languages (telephonic and web-based).

States Startup Ranking Framework 2022 Results

Category A States (Population more than 1 crore)

Performance

States

Best performer

Gujarat

Karnataka

Kerala

Tamil Nadu

Top Performer

Maharashtra

Odisha

Punjab

Rajasthan

Telangana

Leader

Andhra Pradesh

Assam

Madhya Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Uttarakhand

Aspiring leader

Bihar

Haryana

Emerging Ecosystems

Chhattisgarh

Delhi

Jammu and Kashmir

 

Category B States (Population less than 1 crore)

 

Performance

States

Best performer

Himachal Pradesh

Top Performer

Arunachal Pradesh

Meghalaya

Leader

Goa

Manipur

Tripura

Aspiring leader

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Nagaland

Emerging Ecosystems

Chandigarh

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

Ladakh

Mizoram

Puducherry

Sikkim

 

 

Annexure B

National Startup Awards 2023

S. No.

Startup

Category

City

 State

1

Axial Aero Private Limited

AeroInnovate Award

Medak

 Telangana

2

Country Clay (OPC) Private Limited

Champions of Cultural Heritage

North-East Delhi

 Delhi

3

Blackfrog Technologies Private Limited

Excellence in Local to Global

Udupi

 Karnataka

4

Atsuya Technologies Private Limited

Genesis Innovators of the year

Chennai

 Tamil Nadu

5

SNL Innovations Pvt Ltd

Impact in Rural Areas

Jaipur

 Rajasthan

6

Aumsat Technologies

Impact in Rural Areas

Mumbai

 Maharashtra

7

Nanosafe Solutions Private Limited

Independent Trailblazer Award

Central Delhi

 Delhi

8

Aum Paper Products Pvt. Ltd

Independent Trailblazer Award

Bengaluru

 Karnataka

9

Atypical Platform Private Limited

India’s Social Impact Champion

Jamshedpur

 Jharkhand

10

Saif Automations Services LLP

Indigenous Ingenuity Champion

Visakhapatnam

 Andhra Pradesh

11

Krishigati Electric Bull

Innovators for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

Pune

 Maharashtra

12

Avinya Infinity Solutions Private Limited

NextGen Innovator

Palakkad

 Kerala

13

Jiva Business Ventures Private Limited

PivotPro Award

Hyderabad

 Telangana

14

Canectar Foods Pvt Ltd

Retail Innovator of the Year

Pune

 Maharashtra

15

VVP Healthcare Evolution Private Limited

Rising Star Award

Mumbai

 Maharashtra

16

Vividminds Technologies Private Limited

Rising Star Award

Hyderabad

 Telangana

17

Eeki Automation Private Limited

Sustainability Champion

Kota

 Rajasthan

18

Breathe Applied Sciences Pvt. Ltd.

Sustainability Champion

Bengaluru Urban

 Karnataka

19

Greenviro Global Private Limited

Sustainability Champion

Coimbatore

 Tamil Nadu

20

Autocracy Machinery Private Limited

Women Led Innovation

Hyderabad

 Telangana

21

SAIF AUTOMATIONS SERVICES LLP

Best Startup of the Year*

Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh

 

For States’ Startup Ranking 2022, National Report, Compendium of Best Practices and State Reports, click here.

For more details on National Startup Awards 2023, click here.

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