Funding incentives have been defined based on the life cycle stages of startups –
The government had introduced an assessment program for Startups, QRate Startup rating, which provides detailed assessment report on Startup’s potential and investment worthiness. The rating is based on
assessment score and varies from Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum to Signature. The rating shall be used to grade eligible startups in order to provide differential incentives to each category as part of the
Financial support will be provided to encourage startups to generate novel ideas and boost innovation in the State across Pre-seed and Seed stages.
This incentive only applies to Pre-Seed stage startups.
All Pre-seed stage startups registered under the i-Start program shall be eligible to a grant of INR 2,40,000, provided the idea meets the criteria set by the Evaluation Committee, as notified by the government
from time to time. Startups which have more than 50% equity with women founders (detailed in Section 14) will be provided an additional INR 60,000.
This incentive only applies to Seed stage startups.
Startups registered under the i-Start program of the Government shall be eligible for Viability grant as defined in Table 1. The eligibility and provision for the incentive will be notified by the government from
time to time.
Startups that are able to upgrade their QRate score within the maximum defined period in Table 1 shall be eligible for additional Viability Grant as per the respective slab. The time period mentioned will be
calculated from date of upgrade of last attained QRate score to new QRate score. For e.g.
The State shall provide additional support to enable Startups to scale up their venture once they have qualified the criteria set by the Committee, as notified by the Government from time to time.
The State shall provide financial support to Growth Stage startups through Scale up Fund, upto a maximum of 50% of the total amount raised, subject to ceilings highlighted in Table 2. The Fund will be
provided as debt convertible to grant. The eligibility and provisions for the Fund will be notified by the Government from time to time.
Startups that are able to upgrade their Q-Rate score within the maximum defined period in Table 2 shall be eligible for additional Scale Up Fund as per the respective slab. The time period mentioned will be
calculated from date of upgrade of last attained Q-Rate score to new Q-Rate score. For e.g. A startup with Bronze Q-Rate receives INR 1 Crore as Scale Up Fund and it upgrades to Solver within 18 months, then
the Startup shall be eligible to receive additional INR 50 Lakhs basis the new slab provided the total Fund does not exceed 50% of the funds raised.
The State has setup an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) to provide funding support to Startups in the form of equity. The government will match the amount of fund raised by the eligible Startup upto INR 5
Crore per Startup.
A Growth Stage Startup will have an option to choose between Scale up Fund and Startup Equity Fund.
To avail the benefit, first register your entity with iStart, Rajasthan
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