The Government of India has announced the launch of the Startup India Virtual Hub. The Startup India Hub was inaugurated by Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry along with Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary DIPP, and Deepak Bagla, CEO of Invest India and Rajeev Aggarwal, Joint Secretary DIPP.
Startup India Hub was operationalised on April 1, 2016, to resolve queries and provide handholding support to startups. The development of the portal was further announced on January 16, 2017.
The Startup India Virtual Hub will serve as an online platform where all the stakeholders of the startup ecosystem can collaborate and synergise their efforts. “The Startup India Virtual Hub is a one-of-its-kind online platform for stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India to discover, connect and engage with each other,” was stated in an official statement by Startup India Hub.
The portal will have startups, investors, funds, mentors, incubators, accelerators, government bodies, academic and general users.
For the past one month, the portal has been live in the pilot phase. Over 500 stakeholders have participated in the pilot. Some prominent names include 91springboard, a-IDEA, Aim Smartcity, Amazon Launchpad, Edugild, and more.
Here is a video to grab a quick overview of the Startup Hub platform launch and features: