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Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) 2024 Apply Online at seedfund.startupindia.gov.in

Central government is inviting Startup India Seed Fund Scheme 2024 online application / registration form at seedfund.startupindia.gov.in. SISFS aims to provide financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market entry and commercialization. Read this article till the end to know eligibility criteria, features and how to apply online process for Startup India Seed Fund Scheme.

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme 2024 Apply Online

  • At the homepage, click at the "Apply Now" tab to apply online for Startup India Seed Fund Scheme as either Incubators or Startups.
  • If you want to join Seed Fund Scheme as startup, simply select the "Apply Now" button under "For Startups" section. Alternately, if you want to join Seed Fund scheme as incubator, simply select "Apply Now" button under "For Incubators" section.
  • Next Startup India Seed Fund Portal login page will open. 
  • Here you can use incubator/startup credentials and click "Login" button if you are an existing user.
  • However, if you don't have Startup India login credentials yet, then you can click at "Create an Account" link or https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/registration.html
  • At the new page, the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme 2024 online registration form will appear as shown below:-
  • Enter your name, email ID, mobile number, password and click "Register" button to get Startup India login credentials. Then you can make login and proceed to apply online for Startup India Seed Fund Scheme.

What is Startup India Seed Fund Scheme

Easy availability of capital is essential for entrepreneurs at the early stages of growth of an enterprise. Funding from angel investors and venture capital firms becomes available to startups only after the proof of concept has been provided. Similarly, banks provide loans only to asset-backed applicants. It is essential to provide seed funding to startups with an innovative idea to conduct proof of concept trials.

DPIIT has created Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) with an outlay of INR 945 Crore to provide financial assistance to startups for Proof of Concept, prototype development, product trials, market entry, and commercialization.It will support an estimated 3,600 entrepreneurs through 300 incubators in the next 4 years.

The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India announced the scheme in his Grand Plenary address of Prarambh: Startup India International Summit on 16th January 2021. After approval of EFC and Hon’ble Finance Minister, the scheme has been notified on 21.01.2021. The Seed Fund will be disbursed to eligible startups through eligible incubators across India.
 

SISFS Objectives

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) aims to provide financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market entry and commercialization.

This would enable these startups to graduate to a level where they will be able to raise investments from angel investors or venture capitalists or seek loans from commercial banks or financial institutions

Eligibility Criteria for Startups

  • A startup, recognized by DPIIT, incorporated not more than 2 years ago at the time of application. To get DPIIT-recognized, please visit https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/startupgov/startup_recognition_page.html
  • The startup must have a business idea to develop a product or a service with a market fit, viable commercialization, and scope of scaling.
  • The startup should be using technology in its core product or service, or business model, or distribution model, or methodology to solve the problem being targeted.
  • Preference would be given to startups creating innovative solutions in sectors such as social impact, waste management, water management, financial inclusion, education, agriculture, food processing, biotechnology, healthcare, energy, mobility, defence, space, railways, oil and gas, textiles, etc.
  • Startup should not have received more than Rs 10 lakh of monetary support under any other Central or State Government scheme. This does not include prize money from competitions and grand challenges, subsidized working space, founder monthly allowance, access to labs, or access to prototyping facility.
  • Shareholding by Indian promoters in the startup should be at least 51% at the time of application to the incubator for the scheme, as per Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI (ICDR) Regulations, 2018.
  • A startup applicant can avail seed support in the form of grant and debt/convertible debentures each once as per the guidelines of the scheme.

Eligibility Criteria for Incubators

  • The incubator must be a legal entity:
    • A society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, or
    • A Trust registered under the Indian Trusts Act 1882, or
    • A Private Limited company registered under the Companies Act 1956 or the Companies Act 2013, or
    • A statutory body created through an Act of the legislature
  • The incubator should be operational for at least two years on the date of application to the scheme
  • The incubator must have facilities to seat at least 25 individuals
  • The incubator must have at least 5 startups undergoing incubation physically on the date of application
  • The incubator must have a full-time Chief Executive Officer, experienced in business development and entrepreneurship, supported by a capable team responsible for mentoring startups in testing and validating ideas, as well as in finance, legal, and human resources functions
  • The incubator should not be disbursing seed fund to incubatees using funding from any third-party private entity
  • The incubator must have been assisted by the Central/State Government(s)
  • In case the incubator has not been assisted by the Central or State Government(s):
    • The incubator must be operational for at least three years
    • Must have at least 10 separate startups undergoing incubation in the incubator physically on the date of application
    • Must present audited annual reports for the last 2 years
  • Any additional criteria as may be decided by the Experts Advisory Committee (EAC)

Features of SISFS Scheme

  • Year-round ‘Call for Applications’ for Incubators and Startups
  • Sector-agnostic
  • No mandatory physical incubation
  • PAN-India startup programme
  • Startups can apply to 3 incubators simultaneously
For more details, please get in touch with us at dipp-startups@nic.in

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