Modi’s Startup India Initiative, on the eve of India’s 69 years of Independence, has changed the entrepreneurial landscape of young India, resulting in a new paradigm of growth and jobs.

Also contributing in a significant way to the entrepreneurial ecosystem is India’s mighty entrepreneur community, which is equipping and nurturing new entrepreneurs and helping them turn big ideas into booming start-ups.

770 start-ups have been recognised under the Startup India initiative so far and the success of the same can be credited to the 3 pillars that it revolves around – Simplification and Handholding, Funding Support and Incentives, and Industry-Academia Partnership and Incubation.

CII helps to develop and strengthen the Indian start-up ecosystem by :-
1) Creating platforms that contribute in building knowledge, network, and competitiveness- Offers business intelligence, market strategies, and best practices for success by connecting start-ups with CII members through The Startupreneurs Forum
– Felicitates successful start-ups through The Startupreneur Award
– Helps start-ups build networks and sustainable business through the Start-up Coalition Portal
– Plans to boost start-ups through the CII Start-up Center in Amaravati that helps learning and provides insights to effective policymaking
– Hosts conferences, exhibitions, and forums across the globe

2) Focusing on training and innovation in the areas of enterprise development and start-up ventures

3) Connecting mentorship, funds, incubation, and supply chain between large established corporates, small enterprises, and micro entrepreneurs

4) Assisting start-ups for IPR, patents, technology, and design    

Besides the initiatives by the government, to promote the welfare of start-ups and support them as they enter India’s business ecosystem, the Confederation of Indian Industry Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council have made conscious efforts to build a start-up process manual which focuses on best practices for new enterprises.

This manual dwells on popular templates, basic principles, segregated procedures, vital practices and specialized views to help start-ups overcome hiccups and establish their initial years of operations.

Digital initiatives like aim at setting up a cross-collaborative platform that can provide adequate support to start-ups and help them grow to the next level by benefitting from a wide network of mentors, industry experts, investors and enterprises.

Considering that, Indian start-ups were bought into extreme focus only 2 years ago, with Modi’s Startup India initiative. These formative years have already been able to lay a strong foundation for the laurels to come, thanks to the unanimous support received both by the government as well as the entrepreneurcommunities.

Having said that, we are still a long way from empowering Indian start-ups in a full-fledged fashion, and need to look at some aspects closely, to attain total success.

For a country that boasts of being one of the fastest growing economies and having the third- largest start-up ecosystem in the world, the new entrepreneurial scene in India looks promising.

The Indian government and association of industries are trying to provide a fertile ground to the new entrepreneurs of India, giving them enough potential to thrive.


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