National
Startup Awards

The National Startup Awards seek to recognize and reward outstanding startups and ecosystem enablers that are building innovative products or solutions and scalable enterprises, with high potential of employment generation or wealth creation, demonstrating measurable social impact. The measure of success will not only be the financial gains for the investors but also the contribution to the social good.

Actions taken so far have resulted into a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship take firm roots across the length and breadth of the country. The results are visible across all fields of human endeavour and all sectors of economy. The National Startup Awards have been conceptualized to further strengthen the startup ecosystem in the country.

The awards recognize exceptional startups across various categories that are:

Providing innovative solutions to solve real problems and challenges for India
Developing innovative technologies, products, and solutions from India to the world
Building businesses that are scalable, sustainable, and responsible
Delivering measurable developmental gains.

Recognizing Enablers

INCUBATORS

Incubators play a vital role in nurturing the aspiring entrepreneurs and providing them valuable resources, mentoring and capacity building in the initial stages of their entrepreneurial journey. They are critical in transforming ideas to successful businesses.

ACCELERATORS

Accelerators assist growth stage startups scale up efficiently. The National Startup Awards will also reward exceptional Incubators and Accelerators, as they are key building blocks of a robust startup ecosystem.

 

The recognised entities will benefit from such recognition, not only in terms of being able to attract more business, financing, partnerships, and talent, but also enable them to serve as a role model for other entities, and to inspire them to be purposeful and responsible about their socio-economic impact.

National Startup Awards 2020

The National Startup Awards had 192 finalists and 36 winners. This premium count was churned from a pool of 1,641 applications.

15 panels were organized that comprised of 60 distinguished jury members to identify the above winners.

Blockchain Technology

1,641

Startup Applications

Blockchain Technology

9

Accelerator Applications

Blockchain Technology

30

Incubator Applications

 

 

NSA 2020 Handholding Support

Identifying and Celebrating Innovations across 12 sectors and 35 sub-sectors

The winners were announced through a felicitation ceremony held on the 6th of October 2020, by Hon’ble Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry, and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal, in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Shri Som Parkash. All 192 finalists of NSA 2020 are being handheld across 9 tracks through various Startup India initiatives.

 

 

 

National Startup Awards 2021

Identifying and Celebrating Innovations across 15 sectors, 49 sub-sectors and 6 special categories

Despite the challenging times, Indian Startup ecosystem has showcased unprecedent resilience and zest for innovation which have been playing an important role in propelling nation’s socio-economic growth trajectory. As a successor to the first edition, National Startup Awards 2021 shall recognise and reward outstanding startups and enablers which have demonstrated exceptional capabilities not just in terms of financial gains but also for the measurable impact for the society.

NSA 2021 also aims to cover flagship schemes launched by Government of India through innovations in corresponding areas, thereby solving community problems at large. Consideration is also being given to champion sectors identified by Government of India with a focus on improving India’s manufacturing capabilities towards the mission of an “Atma Nirbhar Bharat”.

National Startup Awards 2021

Blockchain Technology

2,177

Startup Applications

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6

Accelerator Applications

Blockchain Technology

53

Incubator Applications

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