Startup India Registration Process Under DPIIT: A Step-by-Step Guide

Welcome to Vyaapar Seva Kendra, your trusted partner for all your business registration and compliance needs. In this blog, we will provide you with a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to register your startup under the Startup India initiative led by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

Introduction to Startup India:
Startup India is a flagship initiative by the Government of India aimed at promoting and supporting startups, fostering innovation, and creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country. Registering your startup under this program offers various benefits and opportunities for growth.

Step 1: Eligibility Check
Before you start the registration process, ensure that your business qualifies as a startup under the Startup India initiative. Here are the eligibility criteria:

Your business must be incorporated as a private limited company, registered partnership firm, or a limited liability partnership (LLP).

The age of your startup should not exceed ten years from the date of incorporation.

Your business should have an annual turnover of less than INR 100 crores in any of the previous financial years.

Your startup should be working towards innovation, development, deployment, or commercialization of new products, processes, or services driven by technology or intellectual property.

Step 2: Register on the Startup India Portal
To initiate the registration process, visit the official Startup India portal at Click on the “Register” button to create an account.

Step 3: Provide Business Details
Once you’ve created an account, log in to the portal and fill in the necessary details about your startup. This includes information about your business structure, industry, and other essential details.

Step 4: Upload Documents
Prepare the required documents for submission, including:

Certificate of Incorporation/Registration
Details of Directors/Partners
PAN card of the business
Address proof
Audited financial statements (if applicable)
Brief description of your business
Pitch deck (optional but recommended)
Upload these documents as part of your registration process.

Step 5: Self-Certification
Declare that your startup meets the eligibility criteria and self-certify its status.

Step 6: Recognition Number
Upon successful submission, you will receive a recognition number for your startup application. This number serves as proof of your startup’s registration under the Startup India initiative.

Step 7: Enjoy Benefits
Once your startup is registered, you can access various benefits provided by the Startup India program, including:
Fast-track patent examination
Income tax exemptions
Easy access to government tenders
Simplified compliance procedures
Access to a network of incubators and accelerators
Step 8: Interact and Network
Engage with the startup community through the Startup India portal. Connect with investors, mentors, and fellow entrepreneurs to foster growth and innovation.

Registering your startup under the Startup India initiative is a significant step towards accessing a wide range of benefits and support to help your business thrive. It’s a testament to the government’s commitment to fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in India.

If you require assistance with the registration process or have questions about Startup India, Vyaapar Seva Kendra is here to help. Our expert team can guide you through the complexities of startup registration and ensure that your business is positioned to leverage the benefits offered by this initiative.

For more information and to get started with your startup registration, visit our website here. Join the Startup India movement and embark on a journey of growth and success!