Registration of Startups under DPIIT

  • The Government of India under its flagship programme “Startup India” introduced the concept of an “Eligible Startup“ in the year 2015.
  • A formal national policy framework was launched in February 2016 called the Startup India Action Plan.
  • Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (‘DPIIT’) has defined the criteria for “Eligible Startup“.
  • “Eligible Startups” entitled to benefits announced by government under various programmes, schemes and regulations.
  • Startup can get recognition by making an online application on


Registration of ‘Eligible Startups’ under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (‘DPIIT’).


1. Types of entities

  • Incorporated as a
    • Private Limited Company,
    • Registered Partnership Firm or
    • Limited Liability Partnership

2. Incorporation criteria

  • Not older than 10 years from the date of incorporation/registration.

3. Turnover

  • Annual turnover not exceeding Rs. 100 crore for any of the financial years since its incorporation/registration

4. Innovation, development/improvement, employment/wealth creation

  •  Working towards
  • Innovation, development or improvement of a product, process or service and/or
  •  Scalable business model with high potential of employment generation or creation of wealth

5. No Splitting/ Reconstructing

  • Entity should not have been formed by splitting up or reconstructing an already existing business

1. Details of the company/ LLP/Partnership firm

a. Name

b. Industry

c. Sector

d. Categories

e. PAN

f. Address

g. Details of Partners/ Directors

2. Current number of employees(including founders

3. Stage of the startup

a. Ideation-You have an idea for product or service

b. Validation- Build a prototype

c. Early Traction-Acquiring customers.

d. Scaling-Grow & create Sustainable profits

4. Is your startup creating an innovative product/service/process or improving the existing product/service/process.

5. Is your start-up creating scalable business model with high potential of employment generation or wealth creation.

6. Brief note about innovation, improvement and scalability

7. Has your startup receiving funding. If yes, proof of funding

8. Startup Activities

a. What is the problem solving.

b. How startup will help in problem solving.

c. Uniqueness of solution.

d. How does your startup generate revenue

9. Pitch deck

a. Brief how your startup is innovative and/or scalable.

b. Number of people employed and funding raised, if any

c. Credentials of founders/Management

d. Screenshots of images of product/website link, if any.

10. Startup Video Link

11. Copy of Incorporation/registration certificate