The FICCI for Start-ups initiative, launched by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), aims to provide a voice to start-ups in India.
Through the FICCI Start-up Membership, the initiative provides an extensive benefits package including but not limited to; connecting with FICCI Corporate Members, mentorship by industry experts, direct connect to the Indian Angel Network, access to soon to be launched FICCI-IAN Social Venture Fund, Access to FICCI Innovation and Start-up programmes, exhibitions, delegations, conferences at special costs, connecting to the global investor community, policy advocacy with the government on behalf of start-up members among others.
Indian start-ups can avail the FICCI Start-up Membership free of cost till 15th January 2021. Any start-up taking membership over the next three months can avail the benefits without any cost for the next one year.
The Startup should be incorporated as a private limited company or registered as a partnership firm or a limited liability partnership
Turnover should be less than INR 100 Crores in any of the previous financial year
An entity shall be considered as a startup up to 10 years from the date of its incorporation
The Startup should be working towards innovation/ improvement of existing products, services and processes and should have the potential to generate employment/ create wealth. An entity formed by splitting up or reconstruction of an existing business shall not be considered a "Startup"