The Start-up India initiative of the Government of India envisages to build a robust Start-up ecosystem in the country for nurturing innovation and providing opportunities to budding entrepreneurs. The active support of State/UT Governments is crucial for achieving the overall objectives of the program. The core functioning of an enabling ecosystem in a State/UT is a function of the framework and policy put in place along with effective implementation of the same.
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India has undertaken an exercise to assess States/UTs on key areas of interventions that are germane to a healthy Startup ecosystem.
It is expected that this initiative shall support in achieving following objectives:
The State/ UT Startup Ranking Framework 2019 has been conceived by acknowledging the evolving needs of a dynamic ecosystem. Learnings and feedback from previous years’ ranking exercises have also been incorporated in this years’ framework. There have been significant additions in the framework this year. Some of them include:
States Startup Ranking Results 2019
Category X (This group has all States and UTs except those in Category ‘Y’)
Category Y (This group has all North-Eastern States except Assam and all UTs except Delhi.)
Leaders across 7 Reform Areas
The top scoring States across each reform area have been recognised as a leader.
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The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) announced the first ever States’ Start-up Ranking 2018. DIPP began this exercise from January, 2016.
Overview of Ranking process
The ‘State/UT Startup Ranking Framework’ is spread across 7 areas of intervention with a total of 38 action points and an overall score of 100 marks. The framework also provides the guidelines to support implementation of action points along with good practices against each action point. In order to evaluate States/UTs in a balanced and transparent manner, the implementation of action points by the State/UT Government and feedback from Startup ecosystem components have been given due weightage. Under the framework, out of 38 action points, 21 action points require submission of supporting document(s), 1 action point requires only stakeholder feedback and 16 action points require both the components (supporting document(s) and stakeholder feedback) for assessment of the State/UT Startup initiatives.
|Areas of intervention||Number of action points||Area-wise score|
|Startup Policy and implementation||13||17|
|Seed funding support||2||15|
|Funding support – Angel and Venture funding||3||10|
|Easing Public Procurement||5||14|
|Awareness and Outreach||8||11|
Ranking of states
States have been identified as leaders across various categories such as Start-up policy leaders, incubation hubs, seeding innovation, scaling innovation, regulatory change champions, procurement leaders, communication champions, North-Eastern leader, and hill state leader.
On the basis of performance in these categories, the States have been recognised as the Best Performer, Top Performers, Leaders, Aspiring Leaders, Emerging States and Beginners, as follows:
Fifty-one officers from States and Union Territories have been identified as “Champions”, who have made significant contributions towards developing their State’s Start-up ecosystem.
Source : Startup State Ranking System