National Startup Awards 2022 [Cash Prizes Upto Rs. 35L]: Register Now

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Applications are invited for National Startup Awards 2022. Online applications are open on the official website.

In line with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, National Startup Awards 2022 will acknowledge startups and enablers who have been instrumental in revolutionising the development story of India and hold within them the power and potential to enable Prime Minister Modi’s vision of activating India 2.0, fueled by the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat.


The third edition of National Startup Awards – National Startup Awards 2022 shall recognize and reward outstanding startups and enablers which have demonstrated exceptional capabilities not just in terms of financial gains but also for the measurable impact for the society. NSA 2022 also aims to cover flagship schemes launched by the Government of India through innovations in corresponding areas, thereby solving community problems at large.

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  • The startup should be a DPIIT recognized startup. The entity must submit their certificate of incorporation or partnership deed
  • The entity must have a hardware or software product or a process solution that is present in the market
  • The entity must have all applicable trade trade-specific registrations (example: CE, FSSAI, MSME, GST Registration, etc.)
  • There should not have been any default in the last three years (FY 2018-19, 19-20, 20-21 (provisional)) by the entity or any of its promoters or any of their group entities
  • In case your startup is less than 3 years old, please upload all available financial statements. Startups which are less than a year old and do not have audited financials, will be exempt from this requirement. In case of non-availability of audited financials for FY 20-21, provisional statements issued by chartered accountant may be provided.
  • Startups are eligible to apply under special categories (mentioned below). A single winner will be declared under each special category
    • Women led Startups
    • Impact in Rural Areas
    • Campus Startup
    • Manufacturing Excellence
  • Innovation tackling the pandemic (preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, monitoring, digital connect, work from home solutions etc.)
  • Solution delivery or business operations in Indic languages
  • Startups from North-East (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura) and Hilly States/ UT (Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and Uttarakhand)


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  • The incubator should be structured as an independent entity – a company, a public trust, or a society
  • The incubator should be operational at least for two years as on 1st January 2022
  • The incubator must have successfully graduated a minimum of 15 startups


  • The accelerator should be structured as an independent entity-a Company, a Public trust, or a Society
  • The accelerator should be operational at least for two years as on 1st January 2022
  • The accelerator must have successfully graduated a minimum of 10 startups


  • Agriculture
  • Drinking Water
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Education & Skill Development
  • Energy
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Environment
  • Fintech
  • Food Processing
  • Health & Wellness
  • Industry 4.0
  • Security
  • Space
  • Transport
  • Travel


  • Participation in the National Startup Awards is voluntary
  • Startups/ Incubators/ Accelerators who have won in any category in any previous National Startup Awards will not be eligible
  • Award application form is to be filled in English only
  • One startup can nominate itself in maximum 2 categories
  • Finalists maybe subject to a legal due diligence review by independent third-party evaluators. If the individual/ organisation refuses to such a request, Startup India holds the right to select the next highest scoring nominee as the award winner
  • By participating in the National Startup Awards, the startups, nominator, ecosystem enablers agree to the Government of India’s and its partners use of its name, URL, photos and videos for promotional purposes on its website and other promotional material
  • Any false information provided within the context of National Startup Awards by any entity concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right, or non-compliance with these rules or any terms and conditions or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entity from the awards process
  • The decisions of the jury and the implementation committee shall be final and binding. At the discretion of the jury, awards may not be presented in any sector or sub-sector if a deserving entity is not found
  • All support agencies, jury, shall sign (physically or digitally), a non-disclosure agreement with Startup India
  • DPIIT reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the National Startup Awards or not award any entity in any sector or sub-sector. DPIIT further reserves the right to disqualify any candidate/entity that tampers with the submission process, commits fraud or is in violation of criminal and/or civil laws
  • Allowances shall not be paid to any entity for travel or presentation before jury




  • Cash prize of INR 5 lakhs shall be awarded to one winning startup in each of the sub-sectors
  • Pitching opportunities to winners and finalists for presenting to to relevant public authorities and corporates for potential pilot projects and work orders
  • Priority to winners and finalists for participation in DPIIT sponsored events (national and international)


Cash prize of INR 15 lakhs shall be awarded to one winning incubator


Cash prize of INR 15 lakhs shall be awarded to one winning Accelerator.

Click here to view the official details of National Startup Awards 2022.

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