46 Startups announced winners of the National Startup Awards 2021 along with 1 incubator and 1 accelerator

“Startup India is about realising millions of dreams,” said Shri Piyush Goyal today. Presenting the National Startup Awards 2021, the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, he said the Startup Mission is a symbol of Self-Reliant & Self-Confident India.

“Be it a fisherman’s son from Chennai or a boatman’s daughter from Kashmir, they all want to bring prosperity to their families and to  their people, and therefore are thinking bigger and bolder,” said Shri Goyal.

Shri Goyal said, realising the contribution of Startups towards nation-building, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today announced that January 16 will be celebrated as National Start-up Day, to take the Startup culture to the far flung areas of the country.

“Prime Minister Modi is a very firm believer in potential of Startups to contribute significantly to the growth of the nation during the Amritkaal, the next 25 years. He recognises Innovation to be the strongest pillar in making India ‘Aatmanirbhar’,” said Shri Goyal.

Shri Goyal said the PM has focused on three sutras (pillars) to strengthen innovation:

  • Liberating entrepreneurs from the web of Govt processes & bureaucratic silos, – over 25,000 compliances reduced, decriminalization of laws, etc, but what more can be done to help businesses grow & prosper in an easier environment?
  • Building institutional mechanisms, – strengthen regulatory processes and self-regulation, &
  • Handholding young innovators & new enterprises, – mentoring will define Innovation in the future

Shri Goyal called upon the Startups to focus mainly on five areas to make India the No. 1 Startup ecosystem in the world:

1. Develop solutions & content in Indic languages

2. Encourage products & solutions that have a larger social & economic impact

3. Promoting Startups in every district across the country, – Establish ‘Startup Access centers’ in every district

4. Creating Innovation zones at the level of Urban Local Bodies, &

5. Adopt best practices from across the globe & enhance India’s global competitiveness

Quoting PM Modi, Shri Goyal said, “Today India is rapidly moving towards hitting the century of unicorns. I believe the golden era of India’s start-ups is starting now…”

“Government is standing with our innovators and so is the entire country…Let’s Innovate for India, innovate from India!” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, DPIIT Secretary Shri Anurag Jain said the Department will handhold the Startup Award finalists across seven tracks i.e. Investor Connect, Mentorship, Government Connect, Capacity Development, Corporate Connect, Brand Showcase and Unicorn Engagement.

“Our journey together doesn’t end here with just awards, we will walk step by step with you in this journey,” he said.

During the ceremony, the Results of the National Startup Awards (NSA) 2021 were declared. A total of 46 Startups have been recognized as winners of National Startup Awards 2021 along with 1 incubator and 1 accelerator.

The second edition of the awards invited applications across 15 sectors and 49 sub-sectors. The sectors included Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Drinking Water, Education & Skill Development, Energy, Enterprise Technology, Environment, Fintech, Food Processing, Health & Wellness, Industry 4.0, Security, Space and Transport and Travel. Six special categories were also introduced to recognize exceptional Startups contributing to the good of the society. The 2021 edition of the awards also recognized exceptional Startups innovating solutions to promote Indic languages and to compliment national efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 2177 applications were received from Startups across the 49 sub-sectors along with applications from 53 incubators and 6 accelerators for the ecosystem enablers categories. These applicants included 863 Women-led, 414 innovations for combatting COVID-19 and 253 Startups working in rural areas.

All applicants were evaluated against six broad parameters namely Innovation, Scalability, Economic Impact, Social Impact, Environmental Impact, and Inclusiveness and Diversity.

After three rounds of detailed evaluation, 175 Startups were selected for presentation before the jury which made presentations before the 16 specialist jury panels, which comprised of domain experts from industry, investors and government.

The recognised entities will benefit from such recognition, not only in terms of being able to attract more business, financing, partnerships and talent, but also enable them to serve as role models for other entities, and to inspire them to be purposeful and responsible about their socio-economic impact.

53 applications were received from incubators and 6 applications were received from Accelerators. Select incubators and accelerators were selected after three rounds of evaluation for presentation before Jury Panel which gave presentations before the Jury.

The felicitation ceremony was accompanied by the release of an e-Report on National Startup Awards 2021 highlighting the year-round handholding support provided to the finalists of first edition of National Startup Awards and the journey of NSA 2021.

The ‘Blockchain-enabled verification for DPIIT tax incentive certificates’, ‘Digilocker enabled DPIIT Startup recognition certificate’ and second edition of the ‘Startup Champions’ programme on Doordarshan were also launched during the event.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) conceived the National Startup Awards to recognize and reward outstanding Startups and ecosystem enablers that are building innovative products or solutions and scalable enterprises, with high potential of employment generation or wealth creation, demonstrating measurable social impact. The measure of success is not only the financial gains for the investors, but also the contribution to social good.

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  1. List of winners of the National Startup Awards, 2021
  2. Detailed Presentation on the National Startup Awardees, 2021



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PM interacts with Startups

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with Startups today via video conferencing. The Startups gave presentations to the Prime Minister on six themes viz. Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global; Technology of Future; Building Champions in Manufacturing; and Sustainable Development. More than 150 startups were divided into six working groups for the purpose of these presentations. For each theme, there were presentations by two Startup representatives, who spoke on behalf of all the startups selected for that particular theme.

During their presentation, the startup representatives  thanked the Prime Minister for the opportunity to provide such a platform to share their ideas, and praised his vision and support to the startup ecosystem. They shared ideas and inputs on a variety of sectors and areas including robust data collection mechanism in agriculture; making India preferred agri business hub; boosting healthcare through use of technology; tackling issue of mental health; promoting travel and tourism through innovations like virtual tours; ed-tech and job identification; space sector; connecting offline retail market with digital commerce; increasing manufacturing efficiency; defence exports; promoting green sustainable products and sustainable means of transport, among others.

Union Ministers Shri Piyush Goyal, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Shri Ashwini Vaisnaw, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Shri Parshottam Rupala, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras, Dr Jitendra Singh, Shri Som Parkash were among those present on the occasion.

Speaking after the presentations, the Prime Minister said that organization of this Start Up India Innovation week is all the more important in this year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav as the role of the Start Ups will be critical when Indian freedom reaches its centenary year. “I congratulate all the start-ups of the country, all the innovative youth, who are raising the flag of India in the world of start-ups. For this culture of start-ups to reach the far-flung parts of the country, it has been decided to celebrate January 16 as National Start-up Day”, the Prime Minister announced.

Recalling the concept of the current  decade as the ‘techade’ of India, the Prime Minister listed three important aspects of the massive changes that the government is making in this decade to strengthen the innovation, entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem. First, to liberate entrepreneurship and innovation from the web of government processes, bureaucratic silos. Second, creating an institutional mechanism to promote innovation. And third, handholding of young innovators and young enterprises. He listed programmes like Startup India and Standup India as part of the efforts. Measures like removing problems of ‘angel tax’, simplification of tax procedure, arranging for government funding, allowing self certification of 9 labour and 3 environment laws and removal of more than 25 thousand compliances have taken the process further. Startup runway on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) platform is facilitating the provision of startup services to the government.

The Prime Minister said the Government’s effort is to institutionalize innovation in the country by creating attraction for innovation among students since childhood. More than 9000 Atal Tinkering Labs are giving children a chance to innovate in schools and work on new ideas. He added that whether it is new drone rules, or new space policy, the priority of the government is to provide opportunities for innovation to as many youth as possible. Our government has simplified the rules related to IPR registration too, he added.

The Prime Minister noted the exponential rise in the indicators of innovation. He said that in the year 2013-14, 4000 patents were approved, last year, more than 28 thousand patents were granted. In the year 2013-14, where about 70000 trademarks were registered, in 2020-21 more than 2.5 lakh trademarks have been registered. In the year 2013-14, where only 4000 copyrights were granted, last year their number has crossed 16000. The Prime Minister pointed out that India’s campaign for innovation has resulted in improvement of India’s ranking in Global innovation index where India stood at 81 rank but now India stands at 46 rank in the index.

Shri Modi informed that startups of India are working with 55 separate industries and the number of startups has increased from less than 500 five years ago to more than 60 thousand today. The Prime Minister said “Our Start-ups are changing the rules of the game. That’s why I believe Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India.” The Prime Minister noted that last year, 42 unicorns came up in the country. These companies worth thousands of crores of rupees are the hallmark of self-reliant and self-confident India. “Today India is rapidly moving towards hitting the century of the unicorns. I believe the golden era of India’s start-ups is starting now”, he added.

The Prime Minister underlined the role of empowerment by entrepreneurship in addressing the problems of development and regional-gender disparities. He mentioned that today, there is at least one startup in each of the 625 districts of the country and more than half of the startups are from tier 2 and tier 3 cities. These are converting ideas from ordinary poor families into businesses and lakhs of young Indians are getting employment.

Shri Narendra Modi singled out India’s diversity as a key strength and keystone of India’s global identity. He said that Indian unicorns and startups are the messenger of this diversity. The Prime Minister said start-ups from India can easily reach other countries of the world. So “don’t just keep your dreams local, make them global. Remember this mantra- let’s Innovate for India, innovate from India”, he exhorted the innovators.

The Prime Minister suggested many areas where the startup ecosystem can play a major role. He said that extra space on the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan can be used for EV charging infrastructure. Similarly, areas like defence manufacturing, chip manufacturing offer many possibilities. He dwelled on the drone sector and said that many investors have been investing in drone startups after the new drone policy. Army, Navy and Air Force have given 500 crore rupee worth orders to drone startups. In urban planning, the Prime Minister touched upon ‘walk to work concepts’,  integrated industrial estates and smart mobility as potential areas.

The Prime Minister remarked that the millennials today are the cornerstone of both the prosperity of their families and the self-reliance of the nation. ‘From rural economy to Industry 4.0, both our needs and our potential are limitless. Investment on research and development related to future technology is the priority of the government today”, he said.

Referring to the future prospects, the Prime Minister said that as of now only half of our population is online, therefore future possibilities are immense and he appealed to the start- ups to move towards villages also. “Whether it is mobile internet, broadband connectivity or physical connectivity, aspirations of villages are rising and rural and semi-urban areas are waiting for a new wave of expansion”, he said.

The Prime Minister told the startups that this is a new era of innovation i.e. ideas, industry and investment and their labor, enterprise, wealth creation and job creation should be for India. “I am standing with you, the government is with you and the entire country is standing with you”, he concluded.

देश के उन सभी स्टार्ट-अप्स को, सभी इनोवेटिव युवाओं को बहुत-बहुत बधाई देता हूं, जो स्टार्ट-अप्स की दुनिया में भारत का झंडा बुलंद कर रहे हैं।

स्टार्ट-अप्स का ये कल्चर देश के दूर-दराज तक पहुंचे, इसके लिए 16 जनवरी को अब नेशनल स्टार्ट अप डे के रूप में मनाने का फैसला किया गया है: PM

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

इस दशक को भारत का techade कहा जा रहा है।

इस दशक में Innovation, entrepreneurship और start-up इकोसिस्टम को मजबूत करने के लिए सरकार जो बड़े पैमाने पर बदलाव कर रही है, उसके तीन अहम पहलू हैं: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

पहला, Entrepreneurship को, इनोवेशन को सरकारी प्रक्रियाओं के जाल से, bureaucratic silos से मुक्त कराना।

दूसरा, इनोवेशन को प्रमोट करने के लिए institutional mechanism का निर्माण करना।

और तीसरा, युवा innovators, युवा उद्यम की handholding करना: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

हमारा प्रयास, देश में बचपन से ही Students में innovation के प्रति आकर्षण पैदा करने, innovation को institutionalise करने का है।

9 हजार से ज्यादा अटल टिंकरिंग लैब्स, आज बच्चों को स्कूलों में innovate करने, नए Ideas पर काम करने का मौका दे रही हैं: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

चाहे नए drone rules हों, या फिर नई space policy, सरकार की प्राथमिकता, ज्यादा से ज्यादा युवाओं को innovation का मौका देने की है।

हमारी सरकार ने IPR registration से जुड़े जो नियम होते थे, उन्हें भी काफी सरल कर दिया है: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

वर्ष 2013-14 में जहां 4 हजार patents को स्वीकृति मिली थी, वहीं पिछले वर्ष 28 हजार से ज्यादा patents, ग्रांट किए गए हैं।

वर्ष 2013-14 में जहां करीब 70 हजार trademarks रजिस्टर हुए थे, वहीं 2020-21 में ढाई लाख से ज्यादा trademarks रजिस्टर किए गए हैं: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

वर्ष 2013-14 में जहां सिर्फ 4 हजार copyrights, ग्रांट किए गए थे, पिछले साल इनकी संख्या बढ़कर 16 हजार के भी पार हो गई है: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

Our Start-ups are changing the rules of the game.

इसलिए मैं मानता हूं- Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

बीते साल तो 42 यूनिकॉर्न देश में बने हैं।

हज़ारों करोड़ रुपए की ये कंपनियां आत्मनिर्भर होते, आत्मविश्वासी भारत की पहचान हैं।

आज भारत तेज़ी से यूनिकॉर्न की सेंचुरी लगाने की तरफ बढ़ रहा है।

और मैं मानता हूं, भारत के स्टार्ट-अप्स का स्वर्णिम काल तो अब शुरु हो रहा है: PM

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

भारत के स्टार्ट-अप्स खुद को आसानी से दुनिया के दूसरे देशों तक पहुंचा सकते हैं।

इसलिए आप अपने सपनों को सिर्फ local ना रखें global बनाएं।

इस मंत्र को याद रखिए- let’s Innovate for India, innovate from India: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

Millennial आज अपने परिवारों की समृद्धि और राष्ट्र की आत्मनिर्भरता, दोनों के आधार हैं।

Rural economy से लेकर Industry 4.0 तक हमारी ज़रूरतें और हमारा potential, दोनों असीमित हैं।

Future technology से जुड़ी रिसर्च और डेवलपमेंट पर इन्वेस्टमेंट आज सरकार की प्राथमिकता है: PM

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022

ये innovation यानि ideas, industry and investment का नया दौर है।

आपका श्रम भारत के लिए है।

आपका उद्यम भारत के लिए है।

आपकी wealth creation भारत के लिए है, Job Creation भारत के लिए है: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 15, 2022



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Creation of Jobs by Startups

Startup India is a flagship initiative of Government of India which aims at building a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and Startups in the country. This initiative was launched on 16th January 2016. The startups are recognized as per eligibility conditions prescribed under G.S.R. notification 127 (E) dated 19th February, 2019. No information on number of jobs created by startups from 2004 to 2014 is maintained by the Department.

Government of India as part of Startup India initiative has implemented Fund of Funds for Startups Scheme and Startup India Seed Fund Scheme across all States/UTs to provide financial assistance and boost private investment in the Startups through Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) and incubators. A corpus of Rs. 10,000 crore has been sanctioned, spread over 14th and 15th Finance Commission cycles. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is the nodal bank under this Scheme. The FFS Scheme does not directly provide financial assistance to startups, instead supports SEBI- registered Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs), who in turn invest money in growing Indian startups through equity and equity-linked instruments.

Under the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS), Rs. 945 crore has been sanctioned for period of 4 years starting from 2021-22. The funds are released to Startups through approved Incubators.

In addition to the above, the Startups can also avail other benefits under the Startup India Initiative as given below:

  1. Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS): Easy availability of capital is essential for entrepreneurs at the early stages of growth of an enterprise. The capital required at this stage often presents a make or break situation for startups with good business ideas. The Scheme aims to provide financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market entry and commercialization. Rs. 945 crore has been sanctioned under the SISFS Scheme for period of 4 years starting from 2021-22. It will support an estimated 3,600 entrepreneurs through 300 incubators in the next 4 years.
  2. Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS) Scheme: The Government has established FFS with corpus of Rs. 10,000 crore, to meet the funding needs of startups. DPIIT is the monitoring agency and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is the operating agency for FFS. The total corpus of Rs. 10,000 crore is envisaged to be provided over the 14th and 15th Finance Commission cycles based on progress of the scheme and availability of funds. It has not only made capital available for startups at early stage, seed stage and growth stage but also played a catalytic role in terms of facilitating raising of domestic capital, reducing dependence on foreign capital and encouraging home grown and new venture capital funds.
  3. Ease of Procurement: To enable ease of procurement, Central Ministries/ Departments are directed to relax conditions of prior turnover and prior experience in public procurement for all Startups subject to meeting quality and technical specifications. Further, Government e-Marketplace (GeM) Startup Runway; a dedicated corner for startups to sell products & services directly to the Government.
  4. Self-Certification under Labour and Environmental laws: Startups are allowed to self-certify their compliance under 6 Labour and 3 Environment laws for a period of 3 to 5 years from the date of incorporation.
  5. Income Tax Exemption for 3 years: Startups incorporated on or after 1st April 2016 can apply for income tax exemption. The recognised startups that are granted an Inter-Ministerial Board Certificate are exempted from income-tax for a period of 3 consecutive years out of 10 years since incorporation.
  6. Exemption for the Purpose Of Clause (VII)(b) of Sub-section (2) of Section 56 of the Act: A DPIIT recognized startup is eligible for exemption from the provisions of section 56(2)(viib) of the Income Tax Act.
  7. Faster Exit for Startups: Ministry of Corporate A­ffairs has notified Startups as ‘fast track firms’ enabling them to wind up operations within 90 days vis-a-vis 180 days for other companies.
  8. Support for Intellectual Property Protection: Startups are eligible for fast-tracked patent application examination and disposal. The Government launched Start-ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) which facilitates the startups to file applications for patents, designs and trademarks through registered facilitators in appropriate IP offices by paying only the statutory fees. Facilitators under this Scheme are responsible for providing general advisory on diff­erent IPRs, and information on protecting and promoting IPRs in other countries. The Government bears the entire fees of the facilitators for any number of patents, trademark or designs, and startups only bear the cost of the statutory fees payable. Startups are provided with an 80% rebate in filing of patents and 50% rebate in filling of trademark vis-a-vis other companies.
  9. Startup India Hub: The Government launched a Startup India Online Hub on 19th June 2017 which is one of its kind online platform for all stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India to discover, connect and engage with each other. The Online Hub hosts Startups, Investors, Funds, Mentors, Academic Institutions, Incubators, Accelerators, Corporates, Government Bodies and more.
  10. International Access to Indian Startups: One of the key objectives under the Startup India initiative is to help connect Indian startup ecosystem to global startup ecosystems through various engagement models. This has been done though international Government to Government partnerships, participation in international forums and hosting of global events. Startup India has launched bridges with over 11 countries (Brazil, Sweden, Russia, Portugal, UK, Finland, Netherlands, Singapore, Israel, Japan and South Korea) that provides a soft-landing platform for startups from the partner nations and aid in promoting cross collaboration.
  11. National Startup Awards: National Startup Awards is an initiative to recognize and reward outstanding startups and ecosystem enablers that are building innovative products or solutions and scalable enterprises, with high potential of employment generation or wealth creation, demonstrating measurable social impact.

Further, Startups in North-Eastern States, including Assam, can also avail benefits of the North East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS), notified on 12.04.2018 for a period of 5 years, up to 2022.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Shri SomParkash, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.



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  • Investment

Bogota-Based Startups Raised Investments of US $364 Million in the First Semester of 2021

 Entrepreneurs based in Bogota were protagonists within the Colombian ecosystem and led the raising of venture capital during the first half of 2021. This is shown by figures analyzed by Invest in Bogota, according to which startups in the capital concentrated 85% of the investment amount received by the ecosystem between January and June.

According to figures from the TTR, Emis, Orbis Crossborder, Crunchbase platforms, and calculations made by the Invest in Bogota entrepreneurship team, during the first half of 2021 Bogota Region received investment flows in entrepreneurship for US $364 million, 226 million more than that registered during the same period of 2020.

“This 163% increase in investment amounts received by Bogota-based startups reaffirms us that, despite the situation we have experienced during the last year and a half, startups in the city generate great interest to investment vehicles,” highlights the Acting Executive Director of Invest in Bogota, Mauricio Romero, who also points out that the US $364 million that reached the enterprises in the first six months of the year is equivalent to 82% of the sum of the entire capital received by startups in Bogota Region between 2016 and 2018.

These data revealed by Invest in Bogota, a liason of the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem of the Colombian capital, show that the capital raised by startups in the city was reached in a total of 18 transactions. In addition, by countries of origin, the largest number of investments came from the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina.

According to the most recent edition of the Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report 2021, a ranking that measures the performance in entrepreneurship issues of 1,000 cities in 100 countries around the world, Bogota is positioned as the fifth city in Latin America thanks to its performance in sectors such as e-commerce and retail.

Technology, at the forefront of investments

When reviewing the sectors in which these investments were registered, the software and IT services sector stands out and accounted for 70% of the flows. Investments were also made in ventures associated with the retail, food, financial services, real estate and pharmaceutical sectors.

Bogota is a “metropolis that connects with strategic allies in Latin America … the growth of its ventures has given traction to the ecosystem and has made the city a strategic point to grow the startup market”, highlights Erik Díaz, General Partner of Blackshiip, an early-stage private equity fund, focused on the community of technological innovation and internationalization of startups, which in the first half of 2021 made an investment of US $ 50,000 in the Bogota startup Litics.

Another example of local startups that have recently raised venture capital is that of the company Contrato Marco, which received an investment from the fund Kalonia Venture Partners, specialized in Fintech startups.

“Bogota is a vibrant city, with an unbeatable location in the region, where there are most of the startups in the country, which makes it a place to start and be successful, as well as being a good site from which to take off a venture to the rest of Latin America,” says Josefa Marzo, portfolio director at Kalonia Venture Partners, who adds that in recent years the Colombian entrepreneurship ecosystem has increased its focus on financial technology solutions, “which for us makes it really attractive.”

As part of its action plan in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, Invest in Bogota works to identify local startups with a vocation for internationalization, while mapping the different international investment vehicles that may be interested in participating in such ventures. Those of Blackshiip and Kalonia Venture Partners are the first two investments that materialized as part of this matchmaking work carried out by the agency.

Some of the outstanding Bogota startups that have raised capital in the first half of the year are Habi, Kushki, Frubana, Addi, Muncher, Laika and Omni Latam.

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