The Startup India portal http://startupindia.gov.in and mobile app were launched earlier this week. Startup entrepreneurs can use this portal for:

1. Obtaining Information: on various notifications/ circulars issued by various Government ministries/ departments, towards creation of a conducive ecosystem for Startups.

2. Obtain advice vis Knowledge Hub: Knowledge hub that will work as a hub ‘n spoke model with Governments, VCs, Angel Funds, Incubators, Mentors, etc. Presently lists of recognised incubators and SEBI registered investment funds has been uploaded.

3. Apply for Startup Recognition: apply and obtain recognition as a “Startup” to avail various benefits listed in the Startup India Action Plan. Real time recognition certificate is provided to Startups on completion of the application process. Forms and FAQs for obtaining registrations, as well as guidelines for incubators are all available on the portal.

FAQs are quite comprehensive and uploaded on: http://dipp.nic.in/English/Investor/startupindia/FAQs_StartupIndia_30March2016.pdf