Startup India Learning Program

  • 4 Weeks
  • Online
  • Free

About this Program

Startup India Learning Program is a free online Entrepreneurship program by Startup India, a GOI initiative. Invest India in collaboration with UpGrad has developed this program. The aim is to help entrepreneurs get their ideas and ventures to the next level through structured learning. The program covers lessons on key areas of starting up by 40+ top founders of India in an extensive 4-Week Program.

Key Program Features


Industry Insights

Learn about real-life successes and failures from top Indian entrepreneurs across domains


Receive an official Startup India and Invest India Certification

Language Option

Choose between Hindi or English as your medium of instruction

Networking & Mentoring

Interact with fellow Entrepreneurs in an interactive discussion forum

Business Plan

Get step by step insights in creating a Business Plan for your venture

Program Syllabus


Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal


Idea Identification and Assessment

Identify your idea and assess it with respect to your potential customers and the market environment

Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal


Building a Legal Foundation

Define the right legal foundation for your company and explore fundamentals like Company Registration, Compliances, Patents etc.

Understanding Finance Basics

Understand the fundamentals of finance & accounting comprising of financial statements, break-even analysis etc.

Introduction to Business Planning

Learn how to build an effective Business Plan for your venture

Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal


Fundraising & Valuation

Understand an investor’s mindset on matters of company valuation, fundraising, equity dilution among other things

Pitching & Term sheets

Learn how to pitch your company to investors and identify the key focus areas in term sheets

Learnings from India's top entrepreneurs

Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal
Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal
Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal
Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal


Concepts and frameworks from eminent faculty and industry participants

Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal
Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal
Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal
Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal



Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder Snapdeal

Ramesh Abhishek, DIPP Secretary

"With the objective that India must become a nation of job creators instead of being a nation of job seekers, we launched the StartUp India initiative in January, 2016. This initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for the growth of Start-ups. As a part of this initiative, we are proud to present the StartUp India Learning Program, a free course in entrepreneurship developed by UpGrad for Invest India. We hope that many budding entrepreneurs of India will benefit from this program and get the right learning to start their dream ventures."

Ronnie Screwvala
, Co-Founder Snapdeal

Ronnie Screwvala, Co-founder, UpGrad

"I started my entrepreneurial journey several years ago, when startup success stories were rare. Today, we are experiencing a somewhat special, even exceptional era in our country’s economic and business history. An entrepreneurial spirit, led by the success stories of Flipkart, Snapdeal and Zomato to name but a few, has been unleashed in this country like never before. To help kindle this entrepreneurial spirit we have tied up with Invest India for StartUp India initiative by GOI and have launched a free program in entrepreneurship called the StartUp India Learning Program."

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1 How do I create an account for the program?

To create an account for the program, please click on “English Program“ or “Hindi Program“ above and register yourself for the program by entering your details (Name, email id and phone number). Select a password and click on the “Sign Up” button to create an account.

2 What should I do if I lose my password?

In case you lose your password, click on the “Forgot Password” link. Provide your registered email address and click “Get OTP”. You will receive a one-time OTP at your registered email address with instructions on how to create a new password.

3 What are the internet requirements for using this platform?

To use this platform, please ensure that you have a reliable internet connection with a minimum speed of 2 Mbps.

4 What are the system requirements for using this platform?

This platform works well on systems with Windows XP or higher installed. For MAC users, please ensure that you have OS X 10.9 or higher with latest updates. The platform requires a minimum screen size of 976px wide, but we recommend using 1024px or higher. Mobile browsers are not supported. However, If you wish to access the program on mobile, then please download the app from the Play Store .

5 Do I have to install any supporting software on my device?

No additional software needs to be installed on your device. Just login to your account and start learning. However, in order to get the full experience, you should use an updated version of Google Chrome.

6 Videos are taking a lot of time to load. What should I do?

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7 How can I download the videos?

Videos cannot be downloaded on your device.

8 I was watching a video but lost internet connection midway. What do I do now?

Do not worry. Your progress is saved. As soon as connection is restored, you can resume from the point where you left off.

9 Is there any mobile application to access this program?

Yes. You can download the Startup India Learning Program App from the Play Store .

Yes. You can download the Startup India Learning Program App from the Play Store .
Yes. You can download the Startup India Learning Program App from the Play Store .