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The Government will provide the youth and entrepreneurs of the State with attractive Funding and Enabling support. This will enable them to access low-cost capital, scale up faster through incubation across life stages and strengthen the overall startup ecosystem in the State.

Techno Hub

iStart Nest

Virtual Incubation

Mentroning Support

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Techno Hub

The state government has operationalized the most advanced and largest startup hub in Rajasthan - Techno Hub. At the incubation center, startups can benefit from free space, connectivity, easier funding, mentorship, and exposure. An incubation cell will be located in every district, and there will be nine divisional headquarters and a central Techno Hub.

iStart Nest

The Government of Rajasthan's incubation center, iStart Nest, is the only centralized incubator in the country that provides free incubation to emerging startups. Through deep mentor engagement, rapid iteration cycles, and fundraising preparation, the incubation program helps startups gain traction. The incubation center at iStart Nest is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, as well as a wide range of resources and mentorship from industry tycoons.
A centralized incubator model has been implemented across the state to implement the program. Incubation Cells will be located in each district, with nine divisional headquarters and a central Techno Hub. Each divisional headquarters of the State will have an iStart Nest incubator with space for at least 30 startups.

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Virtual Incubation

As part of our Virtual Incubation Program (VIP), iStart Rajasthan now offers its incubation facility to startups based anywhere in Rajasthan.
The program is designed to meet every component of physical incubation and make it location independent for every Startup. By providing virtual incubation support and connecting startups with webinars, events and a wide network of mentors, investors, accelerators and industry veterans, the program creates the ideal environment for startups to scale up.

Mentoring Support

The Government will provide mentoring support to startups as mentioned below:

  • Counselling to budding startups who are starting on their entrepreneurial journey
  • Mentors based out of all the State-owned incubation centers will provide mentoring to incubated startups on a day-to-day basis.
  • Mentoring program for faculties of i-Start registered academic institutes on new Startup trends and business models to promote and enable the institute’s incubation center
  • Mentors such as industry experts/ motivational speakers and leading industry stalwarts from different streams, successful startup founders will conduct promotional events and training visits for startups. The costs pertaining to mentoring/ training visits have been detailed out in Annexure II.

Talent Marketplace

  • The State will develop a talent marketplace under i-Start to onboard jobseekers and recruiters to facilitate scouting of talent and recruitment for startups.

Ease of Doing Business

To facilitate smooth operations for startups, the Government has announced following Ease of Doing Business measures:

  • Self-Certification : Startups have been exempted from approvals and inspections for establishment and operation under Raj Udyog Mitra program to promote inclusive growth. The application process has also been expedited, with immediate acknowledgment and certificate issuance.
  • Plug and Play Incubation Facilities : Plug and Play incubation facilities will be provided across the State through a three-pronged approach:
    • (a)   Investments by the state government to establish and expand its own network of incubators
    • (b)   Invite private players to partner with Government to operationalize incubators
    • (c)   Enable various institutes and state infrastructure to be available for utilization as incubation facilities or testing labs by the startups
  • Patent Information Centre (‘PIC’) : The government has setup a Patent Information Centre to provide regional level services regarding various Intellectual Property ('IP') Rights such as IP protection assistance, IP awareness and training, IP counseling and advisory services.
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