iStart Rajasthan

Project Description

Rajasthan, in many ways, is the home for entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers. Millions of young minds with brilliant ideas, new-age thinking and extraordinary skills are ready to take ahead the start-up drive. Leveraging this quality of the business-brains of the State, the State conceptualised an integrated startup platform called iStart

iStart Rajasthan is a one-of-its-kind, end-to-end startup development platform to foster innovation, create jobs and facilitate investment. The unique initiative aims to nurture entrepreneurship. It not only provides a prodigious platform to the investors but has also created a competitive environment among the youngsters working for startup initiatives. The platform also provides easy access to knowledge exchange and funding to new ideas.

Approach and Objective

• Act as a one-stop solution for Start-ups, Incubators, and VCs for ease of doing business and assessing all benefits & offers by the Government
• Help Start-ups connect with investors, accelerators, and incubators
• Helping investors, accelerators and incubators discover curated, high-potential Start-ups
• Mentoring to help Start-ups improve their chances of success
• Content, workshops, and resources to help entrepreneurs
• Help Start-ups to connect with the Government for seed funding or larger capital investments
• Provision of INR 75 crores by State Government for Matching funds to Start-ups; including separate provision for Women & Green IT Start-ups


Present Outcomes:
1. Startups Registered: 1431+
2. Qrated: 800+
3. Funded: 123 with INR 8.232 Crore (more in pipeline)
4. Incubated: 102 with occupancy of 360 seats..
5. Incubators: Jaipur, Kota & Udaipur. Bharatpur launched recently
6. School Startup Program Launched
7. Rural iStart launched
8. Ebazaar for Startups launched
9. Work Order to mPass under Challange for Change
10. Reached 2000+ seats through the virtual incubation program

1. Reaching out to SHGs, Rural Innovators, individuals through Rural iStart Program
2. Registering 10K+ students under School Startup Program
3. MoUs with Education Institutions, Banks, PayTM, Niti Aayog and other organizations to increase outreach to Startups & MSME's
4. Startup Policy launch
5. Finalising Challanges under Challange for Change program
6. Conducting Boot Camps, Acceleration Programs and Workshops at Divisional/ District level
7. Launch of Jodhpur, Bikaner, Pali, Churu, Kota Incubators in CFY
8. Orders through eBazaar


Startups, MSMEs, individual entrepreneurs and public at large

Technology & Infra

Bhamashah Techno Hub


FY 2017-18

Impact Zone

Across State




Leader in State SRF Ranking 2019


Academic Institutes, Universities and Colleges, Banks, Wallets, etc.

Point of Contact



Helpline No.