India to organize the first ever Startup India Innovation Week from January 10-16

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The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is organizing the first-ever Startup India Innovation Week from January 10-16, 2022.

India is emerging as a global innovation hub, boasting the world’s third-largest start-up ecosystem. DPIIT has recognised more than 61,000 start-ups as on date.

This start-up and innovation festival’s primary goal is to bring together the country’s key start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, funding entities, banks, policymakers, and other national/international stakeholders to celebrate entrepreneurship and promote innovation.

Furthermore, to exchange knowledge on nurturing start-up ecosystems; to develop entrepreneurial ecosystem capacities; to mobilise global and domestic capital for start-up investments; to encourage and inspire the youth for innovation and entrepreneurship; to provide market access opportunities to start-ups; and to showcase high-quality, high-technology, and frugal innovations from India.

India’s start-ups representing 55 industries, spread across 633 districts with at least one start-up from every State and UT of the country have created over 6 lakh jobs since 2016.

45% of the start-ups are from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities and 45% of them are represented by women entrepreneurs.

The week-long programme will address key aspects of the start-up ecosystem through interactive sessions, workshops, and presentations based on themes such as Academia & Mentorship Support to Start-ups, Incubation and Acceleration Support to Start-ups, Market Access through Corporates & Government to start-ups, and Funding & International Avenues to Go Global. In addition, based on the identified themes, there will be various parallel activities such as Experience Booths, Pitching or Reverse Pitching Sessions, and Innovation Showcases.

The link to the registration for the event is https://www.startupindiainnovationweek.in