Start-up India

  • Mr Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi in January launched the Start-up India initiative in New Delhi. The launch by the Prime Minister was preceded by a day-long workshop on various aspects of entrepreneurship.

The Prime Minister visited a virtual exhibition and interacted with Start-up entrepreneurs. 10 outstanding Start-up innovators shared their thoughts and experiences before the Prime Minister delivered his address. He said, “When I had launched the Start-up India Initiative on August 15, the announcement had virtually gone unnoticed, but today it had registered with people.”

Prime Minister said that successful start-ups are usually created by those who are driven by an idea, or an urge to solve a problem that people face. He said making money is not the primary objective, but is often a by-product. Start-up innovators are often driven by a sense of compassion for others, he added.