Startup bengal


To make West Bengal emerge as one of the top start-up destinations in India by providing the most enabling ecosystems to support and nurture start-up entrepreneurship in the State


  • To strengthen the start-up culture in the State by fostering greater social acceptance and recognition of promising start-ups, through various programs.
  • Encourage and inspire the youth of West Bengal to actively consider entrepreneurship as a career choice by including appropriate learning modules within university curriculum, developing relevant entrepreneurship development programs in vocational institutions, and supporting outreach programs, interactions with entrepreneurs, e-cells and entrepreneurship development centers across educational institutions in the State.
  • To support and strengthen existing business incubators & accelerators in the State.
  • To encourage setting up new business incubators in the State in collaboration with private sector.
  • To continuously provide enabling mechanisms to start-ups, through training and skill development, capacity building, networking, access to knowledge & support services, etc.
  • To implement a supportive regulatory framework that enables hassle-free and time bound statutory clearances for all start-ups
  • To provide appropriate infrastructural support required to enable start-ups to set up and grow rapidly
  • To create a platform for accessing multiple avenues that provide financial support to start-ups in West Bengal, including West Bengal MSME Venture Capital Fund, network of registered Venture /Equity funds, bank loans, fiscal incentives.
  • To create enabling environment and supporting ecosystem that facilitates 10,000 startups in next ten years.
  • Growth of start-ups would be largely sector-agnostic, it would be appropriate to give added focus to areas particularly suitable for West Bengal :- 
    • Entrepreneurship initiatives that enable sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development across the whole State
    • Entrepreneurship development activities that leverage the natural resources, human skills and other strength areas of the State
    • Innovative ideas, new business domains and sectors that have high future growth potential would be encouraged
    • Particular encouragement to sectors and capabilities that can catalyze growth across multiple industries, or can have a multiplier effect