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About the Department

Invest India is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. It hosts teams working with various government initiatives such as Make in India, Startup India, AGNii, and PMG.

The Global partnerships vertical forms an important pillar in the core working of Startup India. The efforts are aimed at identifying, developing, and managing strategic partnerships for global market expansion of Indian startups with other organizations globally. The role requires building strong relationships and a deep understanding of the startup ecosystem of different markets. The ideal candidate should have experience in strategic planning, market expansion strategy, partnership development, and managing cross-functional projects.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed market research and analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and competitive landscapes within the startup ecosystem
  • Conceptualize and end-to-end execution of structured programs with focused markets to support and handhold the startups with different countries and industry players for maximum impact
  • Evaluate potential partnership opportunities, including financial analysis and strategic fit
  • Identify, establish and foster relationships with missions, startups, incubators, accelerators, business chambers and other relevant entities
  • Lead country and stakeholder relations and devise & execute structured programs and strategic initiatives for cross collaboration
  • Manage ongoing partnerships under the Startup Bridges, ensuring alignment with strategic goals and maximizing value
  • Lead and coordinate cross-functional projects related to startup engagements & partnerships and ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budgets
  • Represent Startup India at industry events, conferences, and networking activities to promote engagement with startups and partners
  • Stakeholder management with the Ministry and senior officials for smooth logistics and delivery of the project
  • Track and report on the performance of strategic partnerships, using metrics and KPIs to measure success of programs through customized dashboards • Identify areas for improvement and make and implement recommendations to enhance partnership effectiveness
  • Prepare briefing dockets, presentations and reports for senior management and other stakeholders
  • Develop thought leadership content and contribute to internal and external communications
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans, tracking progress and reporting on key milestones
  • Provide support to DPIIT officials for formulating policies, schemes, measures etc and address ad hoc requests


  • Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree (Public Policy or Development Studies / Economics or Management Sciences / Engineering from Premier Institute / International Relations or MBA will be preferred)
  • At least 5 years of work experience in Consulting, Investment Banking, Partnerships, Strategic Planning or International Relations
  • Strong analytical skills to comprehend and present data • Strategic thinking abilities with excellent research and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse set of stakeholders
  • A problem-solving approach, data-driven decision making and strong project management skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail • Entrepreneurial mindset with a proactive approach to identifying and seizing opportunities and experience working in a global or multinational context.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management tools