Monday, May 29, 2017

New definition of startup – 4 things to know

The Government of India had announced 'Startup India' initiative for creating a conducive environment for startups in India. The various Ministries of the Government of India have initiated a number of activities for such purpose.

The Government had received representations from various industries seeking changes in the definition of a startup. DIPP has now issued new notification to bring about changes in the definition of startup. The list of major changes is as follows:

(1) Enlarged definition of Startup:

Earlier an entity would be considered as Startup if it was working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property.

In order to grow the employment opportunities for youth, the DIPP has now enlarged the definition of startup. Now, entities having scalable business mode with a high potential of employment generation can also apply for registering as a Startup. This will allow registration of more startups and will definitely create more employment opportunities for the youth.

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