To commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence, 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', highlight the exemplary growth of the startup ecosystem, and become a platform for interaction, deliberation, and discussion for future potential startups, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is organizing the Startup India Innovation Week.

Since the launch of the Startup India initiative on 16th January 2016, the Indian startup ecosystem has grown to become the 3rd largest in the world, with over 60,000 startups across 633 districts from all 28 States and 8 Union Territories. There are 30 States and UTs with their own dedicated Startup Policies.

COVID-19 was the black swan event of the 21st century, but India’s entrepreneurs responded to the pandemic by reimagining their businesses, and bouncing back in the face of adversity, embodying the true spirit of a self-reliant India. This bears testimony to the fact that the clarion call given by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to use these trying times to become Atmanirbhar, has been very well received by our startups, enabling the resurgence of the Indian economy.
 
 
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About Startup India
Startup India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large-scale employment opportunities. The initiative aims to empower startups to grow through innovation and design. The initiative not only brought a sharp focus on startups but catalysed the Indian startup ecosystem and accelerated Indian entrepreneurs building innovative solutions for Indian and global needs. Since the launch of the initiative, several programs have been undertaken to contribute to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of transforming India into a country of job creators instead of job seekers.
 
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