Government Schemes & Funding

Empowering Starup with Government Support

The IndiaFirst Startup Mission, spearheaded by AICRA, is committed to your success. Beyond the resources and support we offer, a wealth of government initiatives exist to empower Indian startups. Let's explore some key schemes that can benefit your venture:

Funding Your Innovation:

  • Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS): This scheme provides financial assistance for early-stage startups for activities like proof of concept, prototype development, and market entry.
  • Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY): This scheme offers collateral-free loans to micro and small enterprises, a category that many startups fall under in their initial stages.
  • Credit Guarantee Scheme for Startups (CGSS): This scheme facilitates loan access from banks by providing a partial guarantee on the principal amount of the loan.

Building Your Business:

  • Atal Innovation Mission (AIM): This mission provides funding, mentorship, and incubation facilities to promote innovation across various sectors, potentially relevant to your startup.
  • Software Technology Parks of India (STPI): STPI offers various benefits to IT and IT-enabled startups, including tax exemptions and infrastructure support.
  • Ebiz Portal: This online portal streamlines various government approvals and registrations required for businesses, saving you time and effort.

Protecting Your Intellectual Property:

  • Startup Intellectual Property Protection Scheme (SIPPS): This scheme offers financial assistance with patent filing and registration costs, protecting your innovative ideas.

Going Global:

  • Market Access Promotion Scheme (MAPS): This scheme offers financial assistance to startups participating in international trade fairs and exhibitions, helping you gain global exposure.

IndiaFirst Startup Mission: Your Partner in Growth

This list is not exhaustive. The Indian government offers a multitude of schemes catering to diverse sectors and stages of development. Visit the Startup India portal ( for a comprehensive list and explore schemes that best suit your specific needs.

IndiaFirst Startup Mission: Your Partner in Growth

The IndiaFirst Startup Mission doesn't just connect you with resources – we guide you through the maze of government initiatives. Our team can help you identify relevant schemes, understand their eligibility criteria, and navigate the application process.

Don't hesitate to reach out – let's unlock the full potential of your startup together!