States’ Start-up Ranking 2018 : Gujarat declared No.1 state in Start-Up Ecosystem, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajastan top performers
New Delhi: Gujarat has been adjudged as the No1 state in the first ever States’ Start-up Ranking 2018 announced by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) here today. States like Karnataka, Odisha and Rajastan have been recognised as the top performers in the list.
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.
On the basis of performance in these categories, the States have been recognised as the Best Performer, Top Performers, Leaders, Aspiring Leaders, Emerging States and Beginners, as follows:
Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, and Rajasthan
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana
Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal
Assam, Delhi, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand
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.
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 a healthy competition among States to further learn, share and adopt good practices.
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.
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 road map.