• Indian Start-ups Get a New Definition Under ‘Start-up & Stand-up India’ Initiative

    The Narendra Modi Government has recently modified the definition of ‘start-up’, under its ‘Start-up and Stand-up India’ initiative to accommodate businesses that are seven years old, thus making them eligible for government-sponsored funding, tax, and other benefits. Earlier, start-ups active for maximum five years were selected for the scheme....
  • Govt launches Startup India Hub to make startups succeed

    In its bid to strengthen the startup ecosystem in the country, the government has launched the Startup India Hub, a virtual online platform for all stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India to discover, connect, and engage with each other.Launching the Hub, Union Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...
  • How will GST impact the various segments of Indian real estate?

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is, beyond doubt, the most revolutionary tax-related reform to be seen in India in several decades. It will eliminate the conflicting and cascading taxation structures, which have confounded several industries over the past few decades. It will most certainly have a profound effect...
  • Fast-tracks insolvency process for startups, small companies by government

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified new norms expediting insolvency resolution for startups, small companies, and unlisted companies with total assets worth under Rs 1 crore.The government agency has notified the new norms under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and christened the regulation as Insolvency...
  • Start Up India Online Registration

    Startup India: The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi had this year in his Independence Day speech announced the “Start-up India” initiative. This initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for the growth of Start-ups. सरकार द्वारा एक नई पहल...
  • MY STARTUP IDEA: Jayalaxmi Agro Tech and Tripshelf founders share their Eureka moments

    In this column, we bring you the stories behind how startup founders got their business idea, and the things, events, and actions that eventually led them to their big eureka moment. This time, we feature the founder of an agri-tech startup and an entrepreneur who is on to her...
  • Companies will have to declare job creation estimates to avail benefits under Startup India

    Companies eyeing benefits under the Startup India programme will soon have to declare upfront how many jobs they will create in order to qualify as the government moves to make employment generation the guiding principle for all its major programmes. “We will soon notify the new definition for startups,...
  • How four women built the tech startup Inksedge

      Many of those looking to get personalized event cards would have probably visited Inksedge, an e-commerce platform. The startup offers customized cards suited to specific occasions such as weddings, birthday parties, Diwali or New Year. It is also a startup with offices in two of world’s hottest startup...
  • Startup funding drops 46% with number of deals falling 31% Q-o-Q in 2017: News Corp VCCEdge

    Although the last few months have seen big funding announcements made by some of the big names in the startup industry; however, the first quarter of the year still witnessed a dip in the funding activity. According to the ‘Startup Deal Report’ by News Corp VCCEdge, the funding activity...
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