SME Times News Bureau | 16 May, 2018
total of 30 States and UTs have participated in this exercise whose
last date for submission of documents was 30th
April, the Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday.
the aim to foster competitiveness and to propel the States and Union
Territories to work proactively towards promotion of their Startup
eco-systems, the States Startup Ranking Framework was launched by
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on 6th
was also targeted at facilitating States/UTs to identify, learn and
replicate good practices from each other and for bringing to fore,
their own progress in the regard.
a run-up to this, DIPP actively engaged with State and UT Governments
over the past several weeks to help them prepare and participate in
the States Startup Ranking exercise.
rounds of video conferences were organised by DIPP with all the
States and UTs in the month of March and April 2018. A dedicated team
from DIPP also visited all States and UTs to conduct ranking
awareness and capacity building workshop.
order to provide exposure to State/UT officials about the process of
developing Startup ecosystem in their respective regions, 3 knowledge
exchange workshops were conducted at leading incubators in the
workshops were organised at T-Hub, Hyderabad on 9th April,
2018, iCreate, Ahmedabad on 11th April, 2018 and Sunrise
Incubation Tower, Vishakhapatnam on 16th April, 2018.
was a lot of enthusiasm shown by the States and Union Territories in
these workshops which were attended in large numbers.