National Startup Awards 2021

As the successor to the first edition, National Startup Awards 2021 has recognised and rewarded outstanding startups and enablers that have demonstrated exceptional capabilities, not just in terms of financial gains but also creating a measurable impact in society.

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

Recognising 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

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

Awarding Outstanding Contributions

As part of the recognition process for the National Startup Awards 2021, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade will award winners a cash prize for their contributions, as well as governmental support.

One winning startup in each sub-sector will be awarded a cash prize of INR 5 lakh

One winning incubator will be awarded a cash prize of INR 15 lakh

One winning accelerator will be awarded a cash prize of INR 15 lakh

Applications for National Startup Awards 2021

Identifying and celebrating innovations across 15 sectors, 49 sub-sectors and 6 special categories

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Jammu And Kashmir

No.of Startup Applicants

5

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Punjab

No.of Startup Applicants

13

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Chandigarh

No.of Startup Applicants

10

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Haryana

No.of Startup Applicants

12

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Rajasthan

No.of Startup Applicants

60

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Gujarat

No.of Startup Applicants

142

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Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

No.of Startup Applicants

1

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Maharashtra

No.of Startup Applicants

398

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Goa

No.of Startup Applicants

11

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Karnataka

No.of Startup Applicants

459

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Kerala

80

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Ladakh

No.of Startup Applicants

1

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Himachal Pradesh

No.of Startup Applicants

9

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Uttarakhand

No.of Startup Applicants

15

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Delhi

No.of Startup Applicants

210

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Uttar Pradesh

No.of Startup Applicants

143

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Bihar

No.of Startup Applicants

16

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Manipur

No.of Startup Applicants

2

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Jharkhand

No.of Startup Applicants

12

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Tripura

No.of Startup Applicants

4

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West Bengal

No.of Startup Applicants

42

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Madhya Pradesh

No.of Startup Applicants

56

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Odisha

No.of Startup Applicants

40

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Chhattisgarh

No.of Startup Applicants

10

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Telangana

No.of Startup Applicants

122

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Andhra Pradesh

No.of Startup Applicants

19

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Puducherry

No.of Startup Applicants

3

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Tamil Nadu

No.of Startup Applicants

147

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

No.of Startup Applicants

4

States

Union Territories

Meet the Jury

Handholding of Winners and Finalists of National Startup Awards

One of the key objectives of the National Startup Awards is to handhold the winners and finalists through a series of initiatives to holistically support them as they navigate towards greater success. DPIIT has been working closely with all 192 finalists of the National Startup Awards 2020 across nine tracks through various Startup India initiatives.

Handholding of Winners and Finalists of National Startup Awards

One of the key objectives of the National Startup Awards is to handhold the winners and finalists through a series of initiatives to holistically support them as they navigate towards greater success. DPIIT has been working closely with all 192 finalists of the National Startup Awards 2020 across nine tracks through various Startup India initiatives.

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