Telangana emerges Aspiring Leader in the Startup Rankings

Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Hardeep Singh Puri and Somprakash are seen releasing the results for the Results of the second edition of Ranking of States on Support to Startup Ecosystems in New Delhi.

Telangana state emerged as the Aspiring Leader in the results announced for the second edition of Ranking of States on Support to Startup Ecosystems which were released by Minister of Commerce, Industry and Railways Piyush Goyal today, through a virtual felicitation ceremony held in New Delhi today.

Organised by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the ceremony was held in the presence of Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and Som Parkash. The key objective to foster competitiveness and propel States and Union Territories to work proactively towards uplifting the startup ecosystem. It has been implemented as a capacity development exercise to encourage mutual learning among all states and to provide support in policy formulation and implementation.

The States’ Startup Ranking Framework 2019 has 7 broad reform area, consisting of 30 action points ranging from Institutional Support, Easing Compliances, Relaxation in Public Procurement norms, Incubation support, Seed Funding Support, Venture Funding Support, and Awareness & Outreach. To establish uniformity and ensure standardization in the ranking process, States and UTs have been divided into two groups. While UTs except for Delhi and all States in North East India except Assam are placed in Category ‘Y’. All other States and UT of Delhi are in Category ‘X’.

A total of 22 States and 3 Union Territories participated in the exercise. Evaluation Committees comprising independent experts carried out a detailed assessment of responses across various parameters. Many parameters involved getting feedback from beneficiaries which was gathered through more than 60,000 calls made in 11 different languages to empathetically connect with beneficiaries to ascertain the real situation at the implementation levels.

For the purposes of Ranking, States are classified into 5 Categories: Best Performers, Top Performers, Leaders, Aspiring Leaders and Emerging Startup Ecosystems. Within each category, entities are placed alphabetically. States are also recognised as Leaders in 7 reform areas of support to startups. Results are attached herewith.

States Startup Ranking Results 2019

This group has all States and UTs except those in Category ‘Y’.

Category Y

Best PerformerAndaman and Nicobar Islands
Aspiring LeaderNagaland
Emerging Startup EcosystemsMizoram

This group has all North-Eastern States except Assam and all UTs except Delhi.

Leaders across 7 Reform Areas

The top-scoring States across each reform area have been recognised as a leader.

S. NoPillarLeader Names
1.Institutional LeadersKarnataka, Kerala, Odisha
2.Regulatory Change ChampionsKarnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Uttarakhand
3.Procurement LeadersKarnataka, Kerala, Telangana
4.Incubation HubsGujarat, Karnataka, Kerala
5.Seeding Innovation LeadersBihar, Kerala, Maharashtra
6.Scaling Innovations LeadersGujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan
7.Awareness and Outreach ChampionsGujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan


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