Thanks for submission.
No more submissions are allowed.
Due to huge submissions, result will be declared on 25th Sept. 2017.
Result will be displayed in website/portal and shortlisted one will be intimated over email.

National Startup Summit-2017 will be held on 14th & 15th Oct 2017 at Chennai under the aegis of India International Science Festival 2017 (IISF 2017), a joint mega event of Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences during 13th – 16th October, 2017.

Startup Summit 2017 will provide unique opportunities to selected shortlisted start-ups through Startup Contest 2017 to connect build network and participate in investors pitch round, panel discussions, exhibition etc. Finally best start-ups will be awarded. Further referral linkage supports in terms of accessing mentors, investors, incubators, accelerators, IPR filing etc. will be extended on case to case basis.

The tentative timeline as below:

Date Event
7th Aug – 15th Sept 2017 Inviting Applications and Submission through online platform
20th September 2017 Declaration of Shortlisted Start-ups at State & Regional Level
21st - 25th September 2017 Invitation to Shortlisted Start-ups to participate in Startup Summit 2017 and IISF 2017
14th – 15th October 2017 Participation and reward the best start-ups during Startup Summit 2017 under India International Science Fest, 13th - 16th Oct. 2017, Chennai
You may write to us for any queries related to application submission
Mr. Dipan Kumar Sahu / Dr. Anil Kothari
Phone : +91 11 29581018,
Email: startup@aicte-india.org or startup@scienceindiafest.org>
Now, we are inviting under categories of Early Stage/Student Start-ups, Growth Stage Start-ups and Faculty Lead Start-ups happening in various academic and research to submit their entries for the Startup Contest 2017 under the Startup Summit.
  • Submission of Startup application through this Registration platform only
  • All the applications and supporting documents must be submitted on or before 15th of September 2017.
  • The online application form must be furnished with all the details in the prescribed format (Annexure-I).
  • Incomplete application form will lead to disqualification. Applications received after the due date will not be accepted.
  • In case of IP involvement, applicant/team may have to furnish “No Objection Certificate/Letter” from principal advisor/co-inventors/research colleagues and attached separately.
  • In case of faculty Start-up, applicant may have to furnish “No Objection Certificate/Letter” from Institute where they are currently serving and attached separately.
  • Regarding the proof on legal entity, the applicant can furnish suitable document as a proof of incorporation or it is in which year of operation by now.
  • In case of Early Stage category & if it’s a student start-up it has to mention when did the applicant passed out from which college under which university (name) in which program (UG/PG/PhD).
  • In exceptional scenario if a start-up is in its 0-3 year of operation but still it’s in its growth phase as per revenue/impact/job creation/customer base the start-up may nominate itself in either category as per their choice.
  • The Start-up Contest reserves the right to withhold award and/or in-kind services from winning teams who do not comply with the eligibility requirements.

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    The detail submission formats can be downloaded here.
    Annexure-I: Startup Proposal Format

Growth stage Startup

Entrepreneurs/Start-ups who are currently being incubated or otherwise which are into 3-5 years of their operation with substantial value creation/impact/revenue/ customer base can submit their proposal under this category.The team/Project should be a registered entity as per start-up India mandate.


Student/ Early Stage Startup

Student Start-up which is in pre-incubation stage or similar having been started by one or more co-founders in his/her college days or having been started by an alumni of any institute in India within 2 years of passing out from any academic program. This also includes any other start-up which is incubated or otherwise but it is between 0-3 years of its operation since its incorporation.


Faculty Lead Startup

Entrepreneurial faculties who are currently continuing their academic research profession in any Institute in India may submit their start-ups established by them (as Founder or co-founder)

Institution Supporting Startups

Under this category, academic & research institutions those are actively promoting and supporting innovation and startups in their campus and region are requested to submit. Interested institute has to send the filled application as per the below format to startup@aicte-india.org by 15th September 2017.



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