How to Register for Startup India Scheme?

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Nireka Dalwadi

Last updated on May 5th, 2021

Startup India Scheme is a flagship program by the Government of India to boost entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem in India. The objective of the Scheme was to build a strong ecosystem for promoting innovation and startups in the country. In order to register for the Startup India Scheme, you need to adopt the following Startup India Registration procedure.

  1. Register on Startup India Page:

    Click on Register on Startup India Website.
    For this, you will require – Name, Email, Mobile Number.
    Create and re-enter the Password.register-for-Startup-India

  2. After the registration is complete.

    You will be required to login to your account using email id and passwordRegister for Startup India-Login

  3. Fill in the Basic Information

    1. Stage of the Startup
    Ideation- There exists an idea for the product or the service the startup will deal in
    Validation- A MVP(Minumum Value Product) has been developed for the market
    Early Traction- the startup has acquired customers and started generating revenue
    Scaling- The startup has stabilized and has begun to generate profits
    2. Name
    3. Country
    4. State
    5. City
    6. Brief: You can either write the text and insert a link for the brief. It is a description of a startup- its products, services, mission, vision, etc.Startup India Registration- Basic Information

  4. Enter Startup Details

    1. Upload the Company/Entity Logo
    2. Confirm that the logo belongs to your company/institution
    3. Website Link- optional
    4. Mobile App Link-optional

  5. Confirm other Startup details

    1. If the company if Recognized by DIPP(Now known as DPIIT- Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)
    2. Funding for the company
    Funded- Invested by an external investor
    Bootstrapped- Funded using the Founder/Director’s investment
    3. Udyog Adhaar-OptionalRegister for Startup India-Startup Details

  6. Enter Team Information

    1. Member’s Name
    2. Member’s Role
    3. Profile Picture- Optional
    4. Member’s Profile- education, background, past work experience, etc. Also,
    you can also attach a link to the member’s profile
    5. Linkedin URL- Optional
    6. Twitter URL- Optional
    7. If the case, there is more than one member, you can add more members to the Team profileRegister for Startup India-Team Information

  7. Add Business Plan of your startup, it may help to get in touch with investors.

    However, this field is optional and can be avoided.

  8. Select the entities you want to get in touch with

    1. Accelerators
    2. Investors
    3. Incubators
    4. Mentors
    5. Other Startups
    6. All

  9. Read and Agree to the Terms of Use

    Save ProfileRegister for Startup India- Business plan

  10. A Pop-up message will be displayed saying- the profile has been saved and the changes will be displayed after 24 hours of moderation.

    After it in the case the startup is not recognized by DIPP (DPIIT), an option will be provided to register.
    Click on the option of ‘Get Registered’ in the pop-up box.Startup India Registration profile uploaded


What documents would qualify as a supporting document to the application to register as a “Startup”?

The application shall be accompanied by
1. A copy of Certificate of Incorporation or Registration, as the case may be, and
2. A write-up about the nature of business highlighting how it is working towards innovation, development or improvement of products or processes or services.

Once my registration is successful, would I obtain a certificate for it? If Yes, would I be able to download the certificate?

Yes. On successful registration, you would be able to download a system generated verifiable certificate of recognition.

How much does it cost to register a startup in India?

The cost of registration of a sole proprietor company is nearly Rs 2,500 while that of a partnership firm is nearly Rs 5,000. If you incorporate a private (LLP or LLC) company with a minimum authorised capital of Rs 1,00,000, the registration will cost you approx. Rs 7,000.

Got Questions? Ask Away!

  1. Hey @Sofiyah_Valiante ,

    Co-operative societies can obtain Udyog Aadhaar registration. PAN of Co-operative society is to be used.
    The following listed are the benefits of Udyam Aadhar Registration:

    1. Loans without collaterals
    2. Subsidy on Patent Registration & Industrial Promotion
    3. Overdraft facility along with Interest Rate Exemption
    4. ISO Certification Charges Reimbursement
    5. Concession on Electricity
    6. Helps in Getting Government Tenders
    7. Becomes Easy to Get Licenses, Approvals, and Registrations
    8. Get exemption under Direct Tax Laws
    9. Take Part in International fairs

    Hope this helps :slightly_smiling_face:

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