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The Government of Karnataka proactively addresses all grievances submitted in the Grievance Platform under the State Startup Portal within a period of One (1) to Fifteen (15) business days
After the grievance is submitted, an acknowledgment email will be sent to you by the Grievance Redressal Team with the unique tracking number assigned to the grievance.
The concerned users can also approach Karnataka Startup Cell for grievance submission on the given address:
Karnataka Startup Cell
Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS)
Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T, Government of Karnataka.,
BMTC – Central Offices Building,
TTMC ‘B’ Block, 4th Floor, Shanthinagar, KH Road, Bengaluru 560 027
Upon submission of a Grievance, a Tracking Number will be shared with you over the email address provided during the submission. This tracking number can be used for any future reference.
You may write an email to the General Manager, KITS (Official Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org) to escalate this concern.
An Appeal provision has been made for redressal of dissatisfied grievances identified through mandatory feedback given by the user on disposal of the grievance.
The contact details of the State Nodal Officer are available in the State Startup Portal as given below:
Additional Chief Secretary to Government,
Government of Karnataka,
Department of Electronics, IT, Bt and S&T,
6th Floor, 5th Stage, M.S Buildings,
Bangalore – 560 001
Tel:- 080-22280562, Mail ID – itbtsec[at]karnataka[dot]gov[dot]in
As a Mentor, you have access to all registered startups across all stages on the Hub. The startups may connect with you through a connection request, post which you can provide your expert advice to the startup on its next steps. To know more, kindly go to the Mentor’s Section. 123 check
Startup India Learning Program is a free online entrepreneurship program by Startup India. The aim is to help entrepreneurs get their ideas and ventures to the next level through structured learning. The program covers lessons on key areas of starting up by 40+ top founders of India in an extensive 4-Week Program.
Interested individuals can enrol for this free course at https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/learning-and-development_v2.html.
For more courses, please visit https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/reources/l-d-listing.html.
Further, incubators across India are providing guidance to budding startups. There is a list of incubators listed on the Startup India portal for your reference.
Self certifications shall be permitted under the following Acts and the same shall be facilitated through the startup cell:
Once registered under the Karnataka Startup Cell your startup shall be eligible for following incentives
Yes, Incorporation certificate is mandatory and has to be uploaded as a requirement when you’re completing your startup registration.
Karnataka Startup Cell has been set up under the Dept. of IT, BT
You should register with Karnataka Startup Cell if You are a startup registered as an entity in Karnataka You are looking for benefits and incentives under the Karnataka Startup Policy 2015-20
Please go to the https://startup.karnataka.gov.in/ and fill up the online form On successful completion of the online application form and uploading all relevant documents and with proper technology justification, the application will be processed for Startup Reg Certificate Documents to be uploaded Incorporation/ Registration Certificate Audited Financial Statements/ Total Revenue generated letter from CA on the letterhead of CA, duly signed with seal (Format provided in the online application form) Self Declaration(Format provided in the online application form)
You are a Karnataka startup if: Yours is a Technology based startup Your revenues are clocking under 50 Cr Your company/entity is not older than 4 years if you are IT based and 7 years if you are a BT startup More than 50% of your qualified workforce is in Karnataka You are not excluded under the other exclusion principles under the policy
As per Karnataka Startup Policy a tech- startup is defined as : “one that creates a technology based service or product or uses technology for enhancing functionality or reach of an existing product or service.”
Karnataka Startup Cell has been set up under the Dept. of IT, BT The cell shall act as a single connect for handholding upcoming startups and providing information regarding: Govt. Policy and Incentives. Facilitation in setting up business. Getting statutory clearances. Connect with related Govt. departments for product validation, clearances, mentorship etc.