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Startup Definition

Startup Definition

An entity shall be considered as a Startup on fulfilling the conditions defined by Government of India, vide Gazette Notification No. G.S.R. 127(E) dated February 19,2019 (and as may be amended from time to time). In this notification, an entity shall be considered as a Startup:

Legal Entity

Upto a period of ten years from the date of incorporation/ registration, if it is incorporated as a private limited company (as defined in the Companies Act, 2013) or registered as a partnership firm (registered under section 59 of the Partnership Act, 1932) or a limited liability partnership (under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008) in India


Turnover of the entity for any of the financial years since incorporation/ registration has not exceeded one hundred crore rupees.


Entity is working towards innovation, development or improvement of products or processes or services, or if it is a scalable business model with a high potential of employment generation or wealth creation. Provided that an entity formed by splitting up or reconstruction of an existing business shall not be considered a ‘Startup’.

UP Incorporation

Eligibility for startups : Any startup incorporated in Uttar Pradesh having innovative idea / concept will be eligible to receive support under this policy and such startup must be registered with GoI under Startup India Program.

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