Incubator Recognition


Incubator Recognition is provided under the Start-up India initiative to recognize and identify incubators that are eligible to provide the said recommendation letter. This would enable Start-ups to access a wider base of incubator(s) to obtain the same.
In order to avail the benefits announced in the Start-up India Action Plan, an entity would be required to be recognized as a Start-up.

To this effect, it would be required to submit an application along with a relevant recommendation/ support/ endorsement letter. One of the options available to the registering entities is to obtain a recommendation letter from any incubator recognized by Government of India.

Guidelines pdf


An incubator must be a registered entity falling under one of the following categories:

  • Society (under The Societies Registration Act, 1860)
  • Section 8 Company (under The Companies Act, 2013)
  • Private Limited Company (under The Companies Act, 2013)
  • Public Company (under The Companies Act, 2013)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (under The Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008)

Application can be completed here

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