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Startup India Registration

We help Startups register for Startup India Scheme and get DPIIT recognition

Every Startup with a unique and innovative business idea can apply for the Startup India certificate issued by the DPIIT. There are lucrative benefits and privileges that you can enjoy by registering under the Startup India scheme. Request a callback now for a consultation with our professionals for Startup India Registration!


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What is Startup India Recognition?

In 2015, the Government of India, under the administration of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, began the Startup India Initiative. This was done with the aim of boosting the Indian economy, encouraging Indian entrepreneurs, and giving a boost to Indian startups.

Under this initiative, eligible companies can get recognized as Startups by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). With this recognition, they can access a host of tax benefits, easier compliance, IPR fast-tracking and more. You can learn more about eligibility and benefits below.

Eligibility Criteria for Startup India Certificate

To be eligible for Startup India Certificate, the Startup should be a:

  • Private limited company, or
  • Registered Partnership firm, or
  • Limited liability partnership.

The business should be newly incorporated. It should not have been formed by splitting up or reconstructing an existing business.

The turnover of the startup should be less than INR 100 Crores in any of the previous financial years.

A business entity shall be considered as a startup for up to 10 years from the date of its incorporation

The business concept and idea of the startup should be unique. It must be driving innovation or bringing significant improvement in existing products, services, or processes.

Moreover, such a startup should have the potential to generate employment and create wealth.

Who is not eligible for Startup India Certificate?

The following are disqualified from getting Startup India recognition:

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Firm constitute by the notary partnership deed
  • Once annual turnover exceeds INR 100 crores
  • A Company that is older than 10 years.

What’s the validity of the Startup India Certificate?

An entity shall cease to be a Startup either on completion of 10 years from the date of its incorporation/registration or if its turnover for any previous year exceeds INR 100 crore, whichever occurs earlier.

Benefits of getting Startup India Certificat

We help Startups register for Startup India Scheme and get DPIIT recognition

Income Tax Exemption

Get Income Tax exemptions and enjoy a tax holiday for 3 consecutive financial years. Also, get exemptions on capital gains and investments above Fair Market Value.

IPR Protection & Exemptions

On getting the DPIIT recognition, startups can avail numerous exemptions and assistance in applying for intellectual property rights, for example, Trademark registration, Patent & Copyright registration, rebate on application fees, and more.

Self Certification & Compliance

Startups can do self-compliance under 3 environmental laws and 6 labour laws without any inspection or physical visit by public officers during the first 3 years.

Easier Public Procurement Norms

With the Startup India Certificate and DPIIT recognition, your startup can get listed as a seller to the government and you can benefit from exemptions on EMD and minimum requirements.

Documents Required for Startup India Registration

  • Proof of Business Registration: Certificate of Incorporation of the company or registered partnership deed.​
  • Brief on Business Idea: The application requires a short depiction of the innovative idea of your business operation.
  • Core Team: Details of directors required including their qualifications, role in the company, etc.
  • Other relevant information: regarding any funding received, Any IPR applied, if any, and the number of employees including founders and their roles.

Startup India Registration Process


Talk to one of our professionals so that we can understand your requirements and suggest you the best way forward in getting Startup India Certificate.

Purchase & Documentation

Once the initial consultation is done, you need to purchase the Startup pack and submit the requested documents with us through this online portal.

Examination of Documents

Once you’ve purchased the plan and submitted the documents, one of our professionals will get in touch with you to carefully examine whether the documents and other requirements meet the DPIIT recognition criteria.

Submission & FIling

Once all the documents are collected and satisfactorily examined, our professionals will make the Startup India Registration application on your behalf to ensure best practices.

Issuance of Certificate

If your application is successfully passed, you will get DPIIT recognition and the Startup India Certificate. Not all applications are awarded the certificate and that’s why it is necessary to ensure that all the documents and requirements are met perfectly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Letter of Support is a document that applicants need to submit during the enrolment form for Startup India Registration if they wish to avail tax exemptions.

You can submit any of the following as a Letter of Support:

  • A proposal, with respect to the innovative nature of the business, from an Incubator, or
  • A letter of help by an incubator, which is financed (in connection to the task) by the Government of India as a major aspect of any predetermined plan to advance development; or
  • A letter of support, with respect to the innovative nature of the business, from an Incubator, perceived by the Government of India in DIPP indicated design; or
  • A letter of subsidizing of at the very least 20% in value, by any Incubation Fund/Angel Fund/Private Equity Fund/Accelerator/Angel Network, appropriately enlisted with SEBI that embraces inventive nature of the business; or
  • A letter of financing by the Government of India or any State Government as a major aspect of any predefined plan to advance development; or
  • A patent registration recorded and distributed in the Journal by the Indian Patent Office in zones associated with the idea of the business being advanced.

You can furnish the following documents as proof of business existence:-

  • Certificate of Company Incorporation
  • Udyog Aadhaar certificate aka MSME registration

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