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About Start-UP Registration

Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship is an exhilarating endeavor filled with promise, potential, and possibility. As you prepare to launch your start-up and bring your vision to life, one crucial step is ensuring proper registration. Start-up registration lays the foundation for your business, offering legal recognition, protection, and access to essential resources. In this blog post, we'll explore the significance of start-up registration, its benefits, and the essential steps involved in navigating this pivotal aspect of entrepreneurship.

Start-up registration is the process through which entrepreneurs formally establish their businesses as legal entities, allowing them to operate within the framework of the law and avail themselves of various benefits and protections. Whether you're launching a tech start-up, a social enterprise, or a small business, registering your venture is a critical milestone that sets the stage for growth, expansion, and success.


Self Certification under Labor and Environmental Laws

Startups are allowed to self certify their compliance under six labor laws and three environment laws. This is allowed for a period of five years from the date of incorporation of the entity. Furthermore, such a benefit is given in order to reduce the regulatory burden for startups so that they can focus on their core business and keep compliance costs low.

Tax Exemption for Three Years

The profits earned by the recognized startups having granted inter ministerial board certificate are exempted from income tax for three consecutive years. Such an exemption is given to facilitate business growth as well as cater to the working capital requirements during the initial years.

Easy Winding Up of Company

Startups also known as fast track firms can be wound up within 90 days as against 180 days for other companies. Further, an insolvency professional shall be appointed for liquidating the assets and paying creditors. This would be done within six months of filing an application to make such an exit.

SIDBI Fund of Funds

The government of India has set aside a corpus fund of Rs. 10,000 crore. This fund is managed by SIDBI and is intended to provide equity funding support for the development and growth of innovation driven enterprises. The nature of such a corpus is fund of funds. This means that the government contributes towards the capital of SEBI registered funds. These funds further invest in startups.

Steps Required for TRADEMARK registration

Choose a Business Structure :Decide on the most suitable legal structure for your start-up, such as a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation, based on factors like liability protection, tax implications, and operational flexibility.

Register Your Business Name :Conduct a business name search to ensure availability and uniqueness, then register your chosen business name with the appropriate government agency or authority. This may involve filing a "Doing Business As" (DBA) or fictitious name registration.

Obtain Necessary Licenses and Permits :Identify the licenses, permits, and registrations required to operate your start-up legally in your industry and location. Obtain these documents from the relevant regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Register with Tax Authorities :Obtain a federal employer identification number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and register for state and local taxes, such as sales tax or payroll tax, as applicable to your business activities and location.

File Articles of Organization or Incorporation :If forming an LLC or corporation, file articles of organization (for LLCs) or articles of incorporation (for corporations) with the appropriate state agency or secretary of state's office. Follow the prescribed procedures and pay the required filing fees.

Draft Operating Agreements or Bylaws :Prepare operating agreements (for LLCs) or corporate bylaws (for corporations) outlining the internal governance structure, management roles, decision-making processes, and rights and responsibilities of owners or shareholders.


  • Business Name Registration Documents : If you're registering a business name, you'll typically need to provide documentation related to the chosen name, such as a "Doing Business As" (DBA) registration or a certificate of name availability.
  • Articles of Incorporation or Organization : If you're forming a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC), you'll need to prepare and file articles of incorporation (for corporations) or articles of organization (for LLCs) with the relevant government authority.
  • Operating Agreement or Bylaws : For LLCs or corporations, you'll need to draft and adopt an operating agreement (for LLCs) or corporate bylaws (for corporations). These documents outline the internal governance structure, management roles, and operating procedures of the business.
  • Business License and Permits : Depending on the nature of your business and its location, you may need to obtain various licenses, permits, or registrations from local, state, or federal authorities. These could include a general business license, industry-specific permits, health permits, or zoning permits.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) : Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This unique identifier is used for tax purposes and is necessary if you plan to hire employees, open a business bank account, or file taxes for your startup.
  • Ownership and Partnership Agreements : If you're starting the business with partners, you may need to draft and execute ownership agreements, partnership agreements, or shareholder agreements outlining the rights, responsibilities, and ownership interests of each partner or shareholder.
  • Financial Documents : Prepare any necessary financial documents, such as initial capitalization records, investment agreements, or financial statements. These documents may be required for tax purposes, funding applications, or regulatory compliance.
  • Business Plan : While not always required for registration, a well-developed business plan can be helpful for outlining your startup's objectives, market strategy, financial projections, and growth plans. It can also be useful when seeking funding or investment.
  • Registered Agent Information : Some jurisdictions require you to designate a registered agent, who serves as the official point of contact for legal matters and government correspondence. Provide information about the registered agent, including their name, address, and contact details.
  • Identification Documents : Provide identification documents for the founders, owners, or partners of the startup. This may include copies of government-issued IDs, passports, or driver's licenses.

Registered Office Proof

Register office of all companies must be in India .If it is a Rented Property, Rent agreement and NOC from a landlord. If it is a Self-owned Property, Electricity bill or any other address proof.

Documents submitted must be valid and not more than 2 month old.


The start-up must be registered as a Private Company, LLP or Partnership Firm

It should be a new firm or not older than five years, and the total turnover of the company should be not exceeding 25 crores .

The firms should have obtained the approval from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

To get approval from DIPP, the firm should be funded by an Incubation fund, Angel Fund or Private Equity Fund.

The firm should have obtained a patron guarantee from the Indian patent and Trademark Office.

It must have a recommendation letter by an incubation .

Capital gain is exempted from income tax under the startup India campaign.

The firm must provide innovative schemes or products.

The start-up must not be a product of restructuring, The business must be involved in a new product or service

Frequently Asked Questions

Startup India Hub is a one-stop platform for all stakeholders in the Startup ecosystem to interact amongst each other, exchange knowledge and form successful partnerships in a highly dynamic environment.

No. Once the company is formed, it will be valid till it is officially closed down by the owners. No renewal or fees is required. However, every year companies have to file very basic returns with ROC office.

Investing in startups is a risky proposition, but the low requirement for overhead capital combined with high upside potential, makes it lucrative for investors to put their bets on startups.
The Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Research Index replicated the performance of venture capital industry in 2012 and found that overall venture capital has returned at an annual rate of 20% since 1996 – far outperforming modest returns of 7.5% and 5.9% from public equities and bonds respectively.

Any entity having atleast one registered office in India is welcome to register on the hub as location preferences, for the time being are only created for Indian states. However, we are working on international relations and will soon be able to enable registration for stakeholders from the global ecosystem.

Yes. An entity without a PAN can be registered as a Startup. However, it is advised that a valid PAN of the entity is provided at the time of registration, as each entity is separately taxable person.

It is advised that only one mobile number of the authorized representative of the entity is provided at the time of registration. The portal and the mobile app would be sending an OTP on the mobile number provided for the user to complete authentication and registration process

Yes. On successful registration, you would be able to download a system generated verifiable certificate of recognition.


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