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Startup India Registration - DPIIT

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The registration with Startup India (DPIIT) is mandatory to avail of the Tax Benefits, Concessional IPR Filing and easier compliance. Setindiabiz is an online platform that provides consultation and professional services to startups looking for fast and affordable compliance services.

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We help plan and prepare for Startup India Registration, draft documents, and file with the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) under the government of India Startup India Initiatives.

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Startup
A startup is a new business that has just been started. It is usually small and created by one person or a group of people. How it’s different from other new businesses because it comes up with a new product or service that isn’t already being sold elsewhere in the same way. “Invention” is the keyword. The business either comes up with a new product or service or improves an existing product or service to make it better.
Startup India is a flagship programme of the Indian government (started in January 2016) that aims to create a robust ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country, resulting in long-term economic growth and large-scale job creation. With this effort, the government hopes to empower startups to grow through innovation and design. To achieve the initiative’s goals, the Indian government launched the Startup India Action Plan, which covers all areas of the startup ecosystem.
Snapshot of Startup India Initiative

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Startup India Registration Eligibility
Startups that match the definition given in G.S.R. regulation 127 (E) are eligible to apply for recognition under the Startup India Initiative. The criteria for the Startup Recognition are as under
S.No Eligibility
1
The applicant for the Startup India Recognition should be
  1. Private limited company or
  2. Registered Partnership firm or
  3. Limited liability partnership
2
The turnover in any previous year should be less than 100 Crores
3
The entity shall be considered as a startup only for ten years from the date of its incorporation.
4
The startup should be focused on improving/innovating existing products, services, and processes and having the potential to create jobs and income.
5
The startup should be focused on improving/innovating existing products, services, and processes and having the potential to create jobs and income.
Following are not eligible for Startup Recognition
  1. Sole Proprietorship
  2. Firm constitute by the notary partnership deed
  3. Once annual turnover exceeds INR 100 crores
  4. The company is older than 10 years.
Benefits of Startup India Registration/Recognition by DPIIT
Rebate in IPR Filing: All the businesses that have been registered under the Startup India Initiative can get a discount on the government fees they pay to file for a trademark, Copyright, Design or Patent. The discount is 50% of the trademark fee, and you can get up to 80% off the cost of patent applications, apart from having the patent application fast-tracked.
Self Certification: For 3–5 years after formation, startups can self-certify their compliance with 9 labour & 3 environmental legislation. Units operating under 36 white category industries (as listed on the Central Pollution Control Board website) are exempt from 3 environmental restrictions for 3 years. There is a reduction in regulatory load for startups to focus on their primary business while keeping compliance costs low.
Government Tenders: Startups can apply for government contracts by registering as DIPP Startups. The requirement of prior experience/turnover for filing government tenders is not applicable to Startup India enterprises. Startups recognized by DIPP are excluded from providing EMD when submitting government tenders.
Startups Interaction platform: Networking is vital for any entrepreneur to gain market recognition and industry peers. After registering under the DIPP Startup Initiative, the startups can meet other startups, well-known speakers, investors, etc., at numerous government-organized festivals and summits. Startups recognized by DIPP can sell directly to government entities via the Government e-Marketplace.
Fund of Funds for Startups: Startup India’s fund of funds initiative allows startups recognized by the DPIIT to raise money. This initiative proposes to grant Rs.10,000 crore for Startups, and the SIDBI will fund Startups approved by Implementing Agencies.
Faster Exit: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) would expedite the dissolution of startup companies such as Private Limited Companies and LLPs. Startups with basic debt structures or satisfying certain income criteria can be wound up in 90 days under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016.
Tax Exemption: The companies and LLP that has been incorporated on or after 1st April 2016 and before 31st March 2022 can enjoy three tax-free years within the first ten years since the date of incorporation U/s 80IAC subject to approval by the DPIIT. A separate application is required to be filed for Tax Exemption apart from Startup India Recognition certification.
Angel Tax Exemption: Startup India-recognized entities can benefit from tax exemption on funds received as angel investment. The aforesaid tax benefit is available only to the startup that meets prescribed conditions, and the capital of such startup does not exceed 25 Crores.
List of Documents Required for Startup India Registration
For startup recognition, the following self-attested documents by the authorised startup representative are filed in digital format. The stakeholders are advised to properly scan the documents to avoid rejection of the startup recognition application by the DPIIT.
  1. Incorporation/Registration Certificate
  2. Director details 
  3. Patent and trademark details (Optional) 
  4. PAN 
  5. Authorisation letter
  6. Aadhar of the Authorised Signatory
  7. Stage wise additional documents
Stagewise Additional Document Requirement
S.No Idea Stage Additional Requirement
1
Ideation: The ideation stage is where the startup conceives an idea and works towards developing a viable product or service for launch in the market.
No additional documents required
2
Validation: The startup has built a minimum viable product (MVP) for market launch, and the product is ready to use by the end-users or customers
Proof of Concept in form or Pitch Deck/Website
3
Early Traction: The products/services have already been launched in the market, the startup has begun to generate revenue, and also the startup is in the early growth stage
Pitch Deck / Video Presentation Mandatory and Website
4
Scaling: The startup started generating sustainable profits, has acquired many end-users or paying customers, and is aggressively in expansion mode.
Pitch Deck / Video Presentation Mandatory and Website
Startup India Registration Procedure
  • Incorporate a Company or LLP

    You must first form a Limited Liability Partnership or a Private Limited Company and have a scan copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and PAN.

  • Signup on the Startup India Website

    Visit the Startup India website, register there, and complete your profile. The email is validated by way of an OTP.

  • File application for recognition

    After the profile is created, make an application for the startup recognition with supporting documents.

  • Startup India Recognition

    After the application is processed, the Certificate of Recognition by DPIIT is issued.

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The startups originate from the parking minds of innovators and budding entrepreneurs with no family business background. They have an idea and potential to make it big and change the marketplace with their innovation. However, as they do not have ready availability of capital and resources, the investment required to convert the startup idea into and product and further scaleup are dependent on the funding, encouragement and support from various sources such as family and friends, Incubators, Accelerators, Angel Investors, Fund Houses, Private Equity Firms and Banks. Following are different stages of startup funding.
Pre Seed (Ideation Stage): When the startup is working on the idea or the prototype, and the product is not yet ready, this stage is generally referred to as Pre Seed Phase. The funds are required to invest in research and development to convert the idea into a product. The initial funding comes from family or friends. Grants and Collateral free debts financing is also considered at Pre Seed Level.
Seed Stage (Validation Stage): This is when the idea or prototype is validated, and the startup has built a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Further investments are required for marketing, customer support, technology up-gradation and continuous development of the product. The seed funding comes from the Angel Investor through a pitch deck supported with the valuation of the venture based on the discounted cash flow method.
Series A(Early Traction Stage): This is the most critical stage of the startup and is relevant when the product starts getting attention from the market, and the startup starts acquiring revenue-generating customers. The funding is required to scale up further. the primary source of Series A funding would be from Venture Funds or Project loans from the Banks at a competitive rate.
Series B/C (Scaling Stage): After the Series A fund, the next funding phase is primarily required when the product has acquired a considerable market share and to scale up further and expand the market, additional resources are needed. The fund houses, Private Equity Firms or Venture funds are ideal for seeking new investment in startups.
IPO: When the startup is established in the market and requires additional capital to expand its operation at a large scale and compete with the other well-established corporates, the best source of investment is to launch a public offer of equity share participation by the general public

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Frequently Asked Questions
The StartUp Recognition is based on a Government Scheme that provides tax and other benefits under certain conditions. We help startups in Startup India Registration Online.
To register under the Startup India Programme, the eligible startups need to make an application on the dpiit website with supporting documents. Setindiabiz helps in end to end process for the startups.
A: Only Private Limited Company, LLP and Registered Partnership Firms are eligible for startup recognition. Another important condition is that the entity should not be older than 10 Years.
The Startup India platform has a tab called ECOSYSTEM where you can connect with other startups, investors, or incubators after registering.
There is no government fee or charge for Startup India registration. However, we charge a nominal assistance fee in case you avail of our services.
An application’s processing time is determined by the government’s review of the application’s information and documents.
An entity is considered a startup for ten years from the incorporation date or until the turnover exceeds Rs. 100 crore in any financial year, the maximum is increased to Rs. 100 crore.
DIPP is the short form of The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion that issues Start Up Recognition Certificate if they meet specific criteria.
Because a one-person company is also registered under the Companies Act, 2013, it is entitled to the designation “StartUp.” and thus eligible for Startup Recognition.
No, entities formed through the division or reconstruction of an existing business are not eligible for registration under this scheme.
No, DIPP recognition for startups is not the same as registration on the Startup India website. The entity must be registered under the DIPP’s Startup India Scheme in order to benefit from the scheme. Creating an account on the Startup India website does not entitle you to DIPP recognition as a startup.
Yes, setindiabiz is an online platform that serves all over India. No matter where you do business, all you need is an internet connection on your phone or computer, and we’ll take care of the rest.
No, you do not need to be physically present during the process; setindiabiz is an online platform, so all you need is an internet connection on your phone/computer and the relevant paperwork, and we can get the job done regardless of where you are in India.
In most cases, a Startup India certificate application is refused because the rationale supplied for the unique business process is ineffective. Our experts create a detailed and comprehensive explanation of the business process, considering all of the criteria for Startup India certificate eligibility, including scalability, job creation, distinctiveness, social and environmental impact, and more. Our Startup India certificate issuance success record is greater than 98%.
Yes, an existing organisation that matches the conditions outlined in the eligibility section on this page can make an application for startup registration,