How to register a startup in India


How to register a startup in India/how to register a company

Many people now want to avail the benefits of startup India initiative and want to know about the registration process of a company in India be it a Trust, NGO, Private limited company, Partnership and Sole Proprietorship.

As on January 16. 2016, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi announced a new initiative called Startup India a government of India Initiative to promote budding entrepreneurs by creating enabling environment and system that is conducive startups.

Eligibility or entitlement of the startup shall be following.   

  • Private Limited Company (The Companies Act,2013)
  • Registered Partnership Firm (The Indian Partnership Act,1932)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (The Limited Liability Partnership Act,2008)
  • Also one-person companies are also eligible under the Start-up India Initiative.

For requirements are needed in order for a start up to be considered eligible for the initiative.

  • An entity is considered as startup up to 5 years from the date of its incorporation/ registration
  • Its turnover for any of the financial years has not exceeded INR 25 crore
  • It is working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property
  • It is supported by a recommendation (innovative nature of the business), OR by an incubator funded by Gol, OR is funded by Gol, OR is granted a patent or trademark in association with nature of business

Process for the registration of the startup

Process 1: An entity can register itself through MCA or Registrar of Firms using the existing processes and subsequently register itself on the Startup India portal and mobile app as a “Startup” to avail the benefits.

Process 2: An entity can register itself through the Startup India portal and mobile app using a seamless process. This facility would be made available in the second phase of the Startup India portal and mobile app launch.

  1. Log in to Startup India Portal(
  2. Choose your legal entity
  3. Input your incorporation/registration number
  4. Input your incorporation/registration date
  5. Input PAN number (optional)
  6. Input your address with postal code & state
  7. Input authorized representative details
  8. Input director(s)/partner(s) details
  9. Choose and upload supporting documents and self-certification
  10. Incorporation/registration certificate of company/LLP/Partnership
  11. Registration to avail tax and IPR
  12. Certify the official notification terms and conditions


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