Application for Startup Recognition

Startup Definition (only for the purpose of Government schemes) Startup means an entity, incorporated or registered in India :
Not prior to five years,With annual turnover not exceeding INR 25 crore in any preceding financial year, and Working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes , services driven by technology or intellectual property Provided that such entity is not formed by splitting up, or reconstruction, of a business already in existence. Provided also that an entity shall cease to be a Startup if its turnover for the previous financial years has exceeded INR 25 crore or it has completed 5 years from the date of incorporation/ registration. Provided further that a Startup shall be eligible for tax benefits only after it has obtained certification from the Inter-Ministerial Board, setup for such purpose.

Documents and Details Required


Nature of the Entity *
Sector *
Name of the Entity *
Incorporation / Registration No.*
Incorporation / Registration Date*
PAN *
Address *
Pin Code *
State/ Union Territory *
Name of Authorized Representative *
Designation of Authorized Representative *
Mobile No. of Authorized Representative *
Email ID of Authorized Representative *
Number of Director(s) / Partner(s) *


Nature of Recommendation *
(The document must be uploaded in PDF format with file size not exceeding 2 MB)

Note: Please ensure that the document being uploaded is as per the nature of recommendation selected and is in the prescribed format (wherever applicable). Refer FAQs, document formats, list of recognized incubators, list of SEBI registered funds. In case of any query contact Registration Desk Phone Number: +91 - 120 4540360. Please do not upload any document other than those mentioned above so that your certificate is not declared invalid.

(Please upload Company / LLP / Partnership Incorporation / Registration certificate. The Certificate must be uploaded in PDF format with file size not exceeding 2 MB)

Brief note on innovativeness of products /services offered by the entity

(Please upload a supporting document on the innovativeness of idea. The Document must be uploaded in PDF format with file size not exceeding 2 MB)

Would you like to avail Tax benefits?

Note:In case the response is marked as “Yes“ the application would be shared with the Inter–Ministerial Board for evaluation. The entity would be able to avail the Tax benefits only on certification from the Inter-Ministerial Board (IMB). Start-ups recognized by DIPP, Govt. of India can now directly avail IPR related benefits without requiring any certification from IMB.

I certify that our entity *
  1. has not exceeded turnover of INR 25 crore for any of the financial years; and
  2. is working towards innovation ,development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property; and
  3. has not formed the entity by splitting up or reconstruction of a business already in existence;

may therefore be considered as business covered under the definition of Startup as per the notification G.S.R 180 (E) dated February 17, 2016 (F.No.5 (91)/2015-BE.I).
Please Note: The Certificate of Recognition for Startups will now be issued after examination of the application and documents submitted.