Your guide to the startup journey
starts here

To create a world-class startup ecosystem in the state through strategic investment and policy
interventions leveraging the robust innovation climate in Bangalore.

Introduction

Why this guide?

  • Fostering strong partnerships between R&D institutions and Industry
  • Providing early stage/Idea2PoC (Proof of Concept) funding
  • Creating incubation infrastructure through PPP
  • Providing State support in the form of incentives and concessions
  • Encouraging entrepreneurship at school/college level through NAIN (New Age Incubation Network)
Operational Guidelines
The overview

Startup Registration Process

Incorporate
your company

Register your
company to
Startup Karnataka

Generate
Registration
Certificate

Your first step

How to Incorporate your company

Check if your company name is already taken

Incorporating a company through Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company electronically (SPICe -INC-32), with eMoA (INC-33), eAOA (INC-34), is the default option and most companies are required to be incorporated through SPICe.

Check availabitlity

Check if your company name is already taken

Incorporating a company through Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company electronically (SPICe -INC-32), with eMoA (INC-33), eAOA (INC-34), is the default option and most companies are required to be incorporated through SPICe.

Create MCA Account

Check if your company name is already taken

Incorporating a company through Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company electronically (SPICe -INC-32), with eMoA (INC-33), eAOA (INC-34), is the default option and most companies are required to be incorporated through SPICe.

Register Your Company
Register your Company

Register to Startup Karnataka

The facilitation under the Startup policy is intended for only technology based startups, i.e. one that creates a technology based service or product or uses technology for enhancing functionality or reach of an existing product or service.

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Start Networking

Mentors

The purpose of a mentor is to help you excel in your career and become the best version of yourself. This may involve helping you achieve your goals, introducing you to new ways of thinking, challenging your limiting assumptions, teaching you life lessons, and much more.

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Investors

Allocates capital with the expectation of a future financial return (profit) or to gain an advantage, someone who provides a business with capital and someone who buys a stock are both investors. It is in contrast with a speculator who is willing to invest in a risky asset with the hopes of getting a higher profit

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Incubators

Organization that helps startup companies and individual entrepreneurs to develop their businesses by providing a full scale range of services starting with management training and office space and ending with venture capital financing.

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Booster Kit

Startup Karnataka Booster Kit

We’ve partnered with some of the major technology players to assist you in your startup journey.

A power packed collection of software tools and services available at a special price tailor made to cater to the needs of young startups. The Startup Karnataka Booster Kit is available to all startups registered with the Karnataka Startup Cell.

Common questions

FAQs

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.”

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