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1. An entity shall cease to be a startup on completion of five years from the date of its incorporation/registration or if its turnover for any previous years exceeds Rupees 25 crore.
2. Entity means a private limited company (as defined in the Companies Act, 2013), or a registered partnership firm (registered under section 59 of the Partnership Act, 1932) or a limited liability partnership (under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2002).
3. Turnover is as defined under the Companies Act, 2013.
4. An entity is considered to be working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, process or services driven by technology or intellectual property if it aims to develop and commercialize:
a. A new product or service or process, or
b. A significantly improved existing product or service or process, that will create or add value for customers or workflow.
Provided that the mere act of developing:
a. products or services or processes which do not have potential for commercialization, or
b. undifferentiated products or services or processes, or
c. products or services or processes with no or limited incremental value for customers or workflow would not be covered under this definition.