The celebration of the National Startup Day was held around the country on Monday, 16th January 2023 commemorating the final day of the Startup India Innovation Week (10th – 16th January). Last year, our Prime Minister announced 16th January, the founding day of Startup India, as the National Startup Day and Startup India organised a host of events to reach ecosystem stakeholders and enablers across the length and breadth of the nation.
The results of the much-awaited National Startup Awards 2022 were released by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution & Textiles on 16th January 2023 physically in the august presence of Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. A total of 2604 applications were received from startups across the 50 sub sectors along with applications from 55 incubators and 7 accelerators for the ecosystem enablers categories.
The MAARG platform which stands for Mentorship, Advisory, Assistance, Resilience, and Growth was also launched during the felicitation ceremony. This platform is envisioned to facilitate mentorship between startups and entrepreneurs across sectors, stages, and functions. There are over 600 mentors and over 800 startups registered on the platform currently.
During the 7 days, the mammoth celebration of 7th anniversary of Startup India was spread across the length and breadth of the nation. Over 75+ centres across India celebrated national startup day across 25 states/UTs and 40+ cities, more than 7500 entrepreneurs were trained and over 100 ecosystem enablers leveraged for speaker sessions in our webinars, capacity building workshops, partner events, etc.