As per the data available with Startup India, a total of 8,625 Start-ups have been recognized as on 30 March, 2018. 2711 start-ups where incorporated in 2017-18. This information was given by Minister of State of Commerce & Industry, Shri C. R Chaudhary in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today. The Minister said that Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has issued detailed norms to assess the performance of States in promoting Startups on 6th February this year. He said this initiative will help bring to fore progress made by the States and Union Territories for promoting Startup ecosystem, foster competitiveness and propel them to work proactively to identify, learn and replicate good practices.
The Minister further said that the ‘State Startup Ranking Framework’ is spread across 7 areas of interventions with a total of 38 action points and the overall score of 100 marks. The areas of interventions include Startup policy and implementation, incubation support, seed funding support, venture funding support, simplified regulations, ease of public procurement and awareness and outreach.