National Startup Day 2024 – A day to boost entrepreneurial culture in India

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National Startup Day 2024 is on Tuesday, 16th January 2024.
The day was established by PM Modi in 2023.
International Brand Equity (IBE) will organise a mega event on this day.
This event is the perfect opportunity for startups to connect and share their stories. 

The celebrations of the 2nd National Startup Day 2024 will take place on 16th January in Bangalore. The economy of India is booming with a large number of startups building their own fortunes.

The government of India is also encouraging the startup culture in the country by launching schemes like Atma Nirbhar Bharat. National Startup Day is an initiative to recognize and guide entrepreneurs to succeed in their startups.

This day provides a platform for successful businessmen from different fields to share their ideas and discuss solutions to potential problems.   

The event in Bangalore will include speeches from business leaders, different workshops, various interactive sessions, and more. So, if you are a budding entrepreneur then don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn and celebrate entrepreneurial spirit in India.

Event Highlights of National Startup Day 2024

Date16th January 2024
Number of startups participating200
CEOs & CXO Invited100
Number of Investors25
Sponsors of the event15

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Opportunities At National Startup Day

According to International Brand Equity, the company managing the event, this day is going to provide the following opportunities to Businesses.

  1. A Platform for Pitches – Startups from all over India can pitch their business ideas and models to investors and leading figures in the Industry.
  2. Guidance and Mentorship – Young entrepreneurs will get a chance to discuss the issues they are facing with business leaders.
  3. Bharat Startup Awards – These awards will be given to successful startups. This will inspire youth to come up with their own idea of business.
  4. Playground for tech enthusiasts – Many tech startups will participate with their unique innovations and products. You will get to see the latest AR/ VR products. 
  5. Invaluable Networks – Your connections can be the key to the success of your business. Through this event, you can meet with people who can help you in the future.
  6. Inspiration – Last but not least, you can get inspiration from those who started from basic infrastructure to become owners of multi-million dollar companies.     

History of National Startup Day

National Startup Day was established by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16th January 2023. The first National Startup Day was celebrated on the same day. So, I can say that it is a relatively new celebration.

During the launch of the event, Narendra Modi said startups are the backbone of new India. These companies have helped India to improve its rankings in the Global Innovation Index from 81 to 40.

Categories of companies participating in the event

More than 200 startups from these categories are going to be part of the event.

  • Fintech
  • Climate tech
  • Cyber and data security
  • Deeptech
  • Digital Gaming
  • Smart Energy
  • Mobility
  • Technology
  • Sustainable innovation technology
  • Telecom and IT
  • Venture Capitals
  • Green technology
  • Incubation Centres
  • IoT

Nomination and Bharat Startup Awards 2024

The Advisory Board of the International Brand Equity (IBE) will give out the Bharat Startup Awards on the basis of parameters like Brand Value, Feedback from customers, and Feedback from Industry Bodies.

You can also nominate your business for these awards by filling out the nomination form at

The entry fee to nominate your business for the award is Rs. 25000/- + GST. Each participant will get the following benefits by paying the entry fees.

  • Networking lunch invitation passes for 2 people
  • A trophy and certificate
  • Online PR communication on national online news sites (including ANI, Business Standard, Zee, and 50 Mores).
  • A 20-second award-winning video featured ad on Zee Business News Channel
  • Social media promotions of the brand and leader with award pictures and videos
  • Online PR on International Media (Google News Network, Yahoo, Apple News, CBS & Affiliates, FOX & Affiliates, Marketwatch, CW & Affiliates, and 50 other online sites)
  • Video interview by International Brand Equity and its associate media editorial team
  • Bharat Startup Awards 2024 winners will also get winning logos and creatives with full marketing rights. This will help the brand for all post-event internal and external communication.
  • Chance to get exclusive access to the Super Pitchers Competition.
  • Online PR communication on national online news sites (including ANI, Business Standard, Zee, and 50 Mores).
  • Featured Interview or Profile on the International Brand Equity website and on its exclusive digital magazine with print rights.

About Republic day

Winner of previous years’ Bharat Startup Awards

  1. SaaS Startup of The Year 2022-2023 (North India) – Inbox Matters Digital
  2. Innovator of the year 2022-2023 (West and South India) – Umanshi Marketing And Branding Pvt Ltd
  3. Professional Service Startup of The Year ( Legal ) 2022-2023 (India) – Fintech Startup of the Year of The Year 2022–2023 (South India) SmartCoin Financials Pvt. Ltd.
  4. Best Angel Network of The Year 2022-2023 – SCOPE
  5. Tech Startup of the Year 2022-2023 (South India) – e2eHiring Pvt Ltd
  6. Technology Innovator of the Year 2022 – Accubits Technologies
  7.  D2C Startup of The Year 2022-2023 ( India) – NOISE
  8.  Innovator of the Year 2022-2023 Innovator of the Year 2022-2023 – Aisworya Mishra, SousUp
  9. Wellness Startup of The Year 2022-2023 ( South India) – Renatus Wellness Private Limited
  10. Personal Care Startup of the Year of The Year 2022–2023 (India) – VinzBerry
  11. Agri Startup of the Year 2022 – 23 – (East India) – Dreams Agro International OPC Pvt LTD
  12. B2C Startup of The Year 2022-2023 ( West and North India) – Yes Madam, Notion Online Solutions Pvt Ltd
  13. Pollution Tech Startup of The Year 2022-2023 (South India) – Pollucare
  14. B2B Startup of The Year 2022-2023 (India) – WellRx Technologies Private Limited
  15. Tech Startup of The Year 2022-2023 (Chennai) – Testware Informatics Pvt Ltd
  16. Wellness Product Startup of the Year of The Year 2022–2023 ( India) – VinzBerry
  17. Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2022-2023 ( South India) – Madhusudan Shastri B.V, SM Designing Solutions
  18. Young Dynamic Entrepreneur In IT Solutions & Service 2022 – 2023 – Mr. Yogesh Srinivas, INTERRIVAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES INDIA PVT. LTD
  19. Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2022–2023 – Vineeta Agrawal, VinzBerry
  20. Best Mentor of the year 2022-2023 – Tamanna Gupta
  21. Experiential Marketing Campaigns 2022 India- TATA Communications Ltd.
  22. The Best Digital/Social Media Campaigns 2022 India – TATA Communications Ltd.
  23. Startup marketing agency of the year 2022-2023 – Umanshi Marketing And Branding Pvt Ltd
  24. Integrated Marketing Agency of The Year 2022-2023 (South India) – Frameworks Creative
  25. Health Tech Startup of the Year 2022-2023 ( South India) – THAMSAR Tele Health Services Pvt LTD.
  26. AI Startup of the Year 2022 – 2023 (South India) –
  27. Healthtech Startup of the Year 2022 – 2023 (North India) – One Bharat Pharmacy, Tresor Healthcare Pvt Ltd
  28. Best Gadgets/Technology Startup Brand 2022 – 2023 – Imagine, Tresor Systems Pvt Ltd
  29. Edtech startup of the year 2022-2023 – MentorMyBoard
  30. Startup of the Year 2022 -2023 (North India) – Sustainable kid’s fashion & Earth friendly toys Earthy Tweens
  31. Professional Service Startup of The Year 2022-2023 (South India) – Apna Writer
  32. Construction Tech Startup of The Year 2022-2023 – Stallion Buildtech LLP
  33. Innovator of the year 2022-2023 (East India) – Dreams Agro International OPC Pvt LTD
  34. Sales Mentor of the Year 2022-2023 – Kunal Sangar, Tresor Systems Pvt Ltd (Imagine Apple Premium Reseller)
  35. Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023-23 (North India) – Arvind Garg, Electraminds Innovation AV Pvt Ltd.
  36. Young Startup Leader of the Year 2022–2023 (South India) – Akhil J Madhu, CEO, Comet Web Solutions LLP
  37. Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 – Rahul Gupta
  38. Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2022-2023 – Neha Suyal, Woovly India Private Limited
  39. Edtech startup of the Year 2022-2023 (North India) – TCO1 ( The class of One)

National Startup Day 2024 Theme

The official theme of National Startup Day 2024 has not been announced by authorities. Last year, the theme was “Founders of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow”. The theme emphasised the idea of how entrepreneurs are going to shape the future of India. 

Reasons why successful startups are so important for India’s Future

  • Innovation – New startups often create new technologies that solve problems faced by normal users in their daily lives.
  • Job Creation – Today, India is the most populous country in the world. The government is finding it difficult to provide jobs to everyone. A large number of successful startups can give jobs to a huge population of India.
  • Increase in export – With new products and services, the export of India will increase reducing the trade deficit.
  • Foreign Investments – If the idea of a startup is great then it can attract foreign investors. A rise in foreign investment can bring new opportunities in the country.
  • Skill Development – These startups can also fix the problem of the high number of unskilled youth in India. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is India a good country for Startups?

Absolutely, India has the 3rd largest Startup ecosystem in the world.

How many government-funded startups are there in India?

More than 5000

How many Indian startups are in the Unicorn club?

Approximately 105

Are startups helpful in job creation?

Yes, these startups are providing millions of jobs across the country.

What is the aim of National Startup Day?

The aim is to recognize the efforts of startups and encourage youth to start their own ventures.

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