National Startup Report and States' Startup Ranking Results Declared

Results of Ranking of States’ Exercise 2021 on support to Start-up Ecosystems declared

Shri Goyal asks more start-ups to come on GeM platform; Says there is a great opportunity to democratize the start-up ecosystem

The results of the third edition of Ranking of States on Support to Startup Ecosystems were released by Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Shri Piyush Goyal, on Monday at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. Gujarat and Karnataka emerged as the Best Performers in a category of States which included NCT of Delhi. Meghalaya won the top honour among UTs and North-eastern (NE) States.

The States Startup Ranking 2021 highlighted the support being extended by over 30 states and union territories through startup policies to the ecosystem. There were only 4 states with startup policies prior to 2016. The state startup teams have been extending support across mentorship, incubation and funding. Moreover, feedback was gathered from more than 7,000 beneficiaries through surveys made in 13 different languages to grasp the real situation at the execution level.

While Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa and Telangana got the Top Performers award among states, Jammu & Kashmir emerged as the Top Performer among UTs and NE states.



The call for mentors for MAARG portal was also announced during the event. The portal is developed with the idea to develop a tool for start-ups in India that can be accessed from every corner of the country to request and connect with a mentor.

For the purposes of the Ranking, States and Union Territories are classified into 5 Categories - 1. Best Performers; 2. Top Performers; 3. Leaders; 4. Aspiring Leaders; and 5. Emerging Start-up Ecosystems.

Gujarat and Karnataka emerged as the Best Performers in a category of States which included NCT of Delhi. Meghalaya won the top honour among UTs and North-eastern (NE) States. While Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa and Telangana got the Top Performers award among states, Jammu & Kashmir emerged as the Top Performer among UTs and NE states.

States Startup Ranking Results 2021


CategoryState
Best PerformerGujarat
Karnataka
Top Performers Kerala
Maharashtra
Odisha
Telangana
Leaders Assam
Punjab
Tamil Nadu
Uttarakhand
Uttar Pradesh
Aspiring Leaders Chhattisgarh
Delhi
Madhya Pradesh
Rajasthan
Emerging Startup Ecosystems Andhra Pradesh
Bihar

Category B

All State with a population less than 1 crore.

Category State
Best Performer Meghalaya
Top Performer Jammu and Kashmir
Leader Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Arunachal Pradesh
Goa
Aspiring Leader Chandigarh
Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu
Himachal Pradesh
Manipur
Nagaland
Puducherry
Tripura
Emerging Startup Ecosystems Mizoram
Ladakh

Speaking after declaring the awards, Mr.Piyush Goyal said that ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) had the power to spawn thousands of start-ups. "The huge success that UPI has been in India, which has democratized the payment system in India. In the next 5 year, we will have ONDC democratize the e-commerce across India. So much so that we will have a few thousand start-ups may be more and a few hundred unicorns. Rather than three companies being 100 billion or one trillion size, you will have a thousand companies each of a billion dollar. That is what ONDC has the power to do," the Minister said.

Emphasizing that Indian ecosystem could become the best in the work, the commerce minister suggested that States could align with neighbouring ones so as to learn from each other. He also asked the department to get more start-ups on the Government E-Marketplace (GeM), saying that now even the Services had been brought under GeM.

Shri Goyal suggested that there was a need to focus on developing start-up ecosystem in districts with help of all the start-up related schemes by the central and the state government. He emphasized upon the need to onboard and register more start-ups. He added that there was a great opportunity to democratize the start-up ecosystem in the same way as the Indian Premier League (IPL) democratized the cricket arena.

The minister appreciated the new mentorship program and said that it would help those with ideas to get support and help them fructify their ideas.

Shri Anurag Jain, Secretary, DPIIT said that a number of initiatives of the government including JAM (Jandhan, Aadhar, Mobile), Digital India, Gatishakti, Ease of Doing Business were driving the start-up ecosystem. “If the Start-up system has to grow further, the biggest role has to be played by States. We can play a facilitative role,” he added.

Shri Manoj Kohli, Member, National Start-up Advisory Council the new coaching/mentoring programme MAARG (Mentorship, Advisory, Assistance, Resilience and Growth) would focus on creating profitable start-ups, improving their corporate governance, scaling up their operations, addressing funding gaps and building their brand. This, he said would improve their success rate.

Smt. Shruti Singh, Joint Secretary, DPIIT said that the start-up ecosystem has come a long way with States playing a big role. “Today, States have vibrant ecosystem with 27 states having their portals in regional languages,” she added.

The felicitation ceremony was accompanied by the release of the National Report which highlights the vision, framework, evolution across the years, methodology and implementation, and the way ahead for the States` Startup Ranking. A State Specific Report for each of the 31 participating States and Union Territories has also been released, containing an extensive analysis of respective ecosystem, which highlights strengths and priority areas for future.

The National Report and Specific Reports for all participating States and Union Territories launched during the session can be downloaded from the Startup India Portal.
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