About Platform


CII Corporate-Start-up Business Partnership Platform will aim at adoption of 500 start-ups by 500 member-companies of CII in 2019-20 throughout the country. On an average, 25 companies in 20 most progressive states, with good start-up ecosystem, will be encouraged to adopt one start-up each. The companies will handhold the start-ups by mentoring them, guiding them, bringing them in the supply chain if possible and investing in them if they see potential for growth. The pairing of the two will be purely on commercial basis, with business interest and profitability in mind on both sides. The enrolled start-ups will also become entrants for CII Startupreneur Awards and top ones will go on to win top awards. The awards will provide an additional opportunity to top start-ups to connect with top corporates.

How it will work

CII Corporate-Start-up Business Connect Platform will be run through a portal where start-ups will register by filing a simple form. They will then be automatically directed to fill the application form of CII Startupreneur Awards. It is through the evaluation process of these awards that the actual match-making between start-ups and corporates will happen for a one-on-one pairing. The entries of the startupreneur awards will be shared with corporates. They will evaluate the entries as well as select the ones that they would like to further work with. The evaluation process will culminate in top start-ups winning the top awards in the competition which will be supported by top corporates. Winners will be given awards at a gala function in New Delhi.

For more details, please contact

Ms Priyanka Mukhija (priyanka.mukhija@cii.in)

Confederation of Indian Industry

249-F, Udyog Vihar

Phase-IV, sector-18

Gurugram-122 015 (Haryana)

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