The “State Startup Ranking 2018” ranking exercise was an extremely enriching and educating experience for all participating states. A total of 27 States and 3 Union Territories participated in the exercise. An evaluation committee comprising independent experts from the Start-up ecosystem assessed the responses across various parameters. Many parameters involved getting feedback from beneficiaries. More than 40,000 calls were made in 9 different languages to connect with beneficiaries to get a real pulse at the implementation levels. Individual officers from states and union territories were also awarded for the stellar performances in contributing towards the development of the States startup ecosystem along with the promotion of innovation.
The key objective of the exercise was to encourage States and Union Territories to take proactive steps towards strengthening the Start-up ecosystems in their states. The methodology was aimed at creating a healthy competition among States to further learn, share and adopt good practices.
The exercise showed us the impact that can be created and the value that can be added to the ecosystem when the Centre and States work together as a team. After successfully conducting the first ever States Startup Ranking in India, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is now looking to conduct the “State Startup Ranking 2019”
As a part of State Ranking Framework 2019, DPIIT has discussed key learnings from the ranking exercise conducted in 2018 and held consultation workshops with all states.