States Start-up Ranking 2018: Gujarat beats Karnataka, turns No. 1 in India; Did your state make it? Check full list here
On the basis of performance, participating states have been recognized as the Best Performer, Top Performers, Leaders, Aspiring Leaders, Emerging States and Beginners.
In a surprise development, Gujarat has outperformed Karnataka - home to India's Silicon Valley - to win States' Start-up Ranking 2018. States Start-up Ranking 2018: The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has announced the results of the first-ever States’ Start-up Ranking 2018 at an event in New Delhi today. DIPP began this exercise from January, 2016.
"States have been identified as leaders across various categories such as Start-up policy leaders, incubation hubs, seeding innovation, scaling innovation, regulatory change champions, procurement leaders, communication champions, North-Eastern leader, and hill state leader," said Ministry of Commerce & Industry in a statement.
On the basis of performance in these categories, the states have been recognized as the Best Performer, Top Performers, Leaders, Aspiring Leaders, Emerging States and Beginners.
States Start-up Ranking 2018: Check full list below:
Best Performer: Gujarat
Top Performers: Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, and Rajasthan
Leaders: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana
Aspiring Leaders: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal
Emerging States: Assam, Delhi, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand
Beginners: Chandigarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, and Tripura
"Fifty-one officers from States and Union Territories have been identified as “Champions”, who have made significant contributions towards developing their State’s Start-up ecosystem," it said.
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 has been aimed at creating healthy competition among States to further learn, share and adopt good practices.
DIPP consulted all stakeholders of the Start-up ecosystem and came up with 7 key reform areas as the basis of the States’ Start-up ranking framework. An online portal was launched, which was instrumental in enabling States seamlessly submit their initiatives across these reform areas.
A total of 27 States and 3 Union Territories participated in the exercise. 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.
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A comprehensive National Report on the States’ Start-up Ranking 2018 was also released at the event today, detailing the journey of Start-up India, role of Central and State Governments, conceptualisation of the ranking framework, evaluation methodology, capacity development of States, assessment process, feedback from stakeholders, and the results of the exercise along with the impact it created on the states and the future roadmap.
The Secretary DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek, speaking on this occasion, said that start-ups are very important for the country as they create jobs and India resides in its states and start-ups with their innovative ideas will be able to solve social, agricultural and service sector problems of the country.