To commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence, 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', highlight the exemplary growth of the startup ecosystem, and become a platform for interaction, deliberation, and discussion for future potential startups, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is organizing the Startup India Innovation Week.
Since the launch of the Startup India initiative on 16th January 2016, the Indian startup ecosystem has grown to become the 3rd largest in the world, with over 60,000 startups across 633 districts from all 28 States and 8 Union Territories. There are 30 States and UTs with their own dedicated Startup Policies.
COVID-19 was the black swan event of the 21st century, but India’s entrepreneurs responded to the pandemic by reimagining their businesses, and bouncing back in the face of adversity, embodying the true spirit of a self-reliant India. This bears testimony to the fact that the clarion call given by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, to use these trying times to become Atmanirbhar, has been very well received by our startups, enabling the resurgence of the Indian economy.