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. Read more

About Awards

In 2018, CII put into action its novel concept of providing the essential ‘Corporate Connect’ to start-ups. The concept is based on the premise that when a large corporate house adopts a start-up which is working in its own area or allied areas of business, then it results in a win-win for both. Start-ups get nurturing support – knowledge inputs – as well finances from the corporate. They develop products or services which cater to the needs of the large corporate, become part of the supply chain or devise newer technologies for better efficiency and productivity. Read more

Important Dates

May 1, 2019

Announcement for submission of initial application

Dec 10, 2019

Last date of submission of application form

First week of Jan, 2020

Start-up Jury

Feb 2020 ,New Delhi

Announcement of winners for the CII Startupreneur Awards

Award Process


The applicant needs to register in the awards website by filling up a detailed form.


The applicants will submit the application form.

Online Jury

The jury assembled for this stage will evaluate the contents of applications and will do the online screening and scoring for each startups.

Grand Jury

The jury will assemble and evaluate the startups through an interactive process where jury descide the award winning company in each of the award category.

Who can Apply ?

Why to Apply ?

How to Apply ?

Any entity which qualifies to be a start-up, as per the definition of Government of India, is eligible to apply for Startupreneur Awards. These include:-

Age of the entity should not be more than 10 years as of 31 March 2019,

Entities incorporated as either a private limited company or a registered partnership firm or a limited liability partnership with Registrar of Companies

Annual turnover should not have exceeded Rs 100 crore for any of the financial years since incorporation / registration

Entity should not have been formed by splitting up or reconstruction of a business already in existence

It should be working towards innovation, development or improvement of products or processes or services, or if it is a scalable business model with a high potential of employment generation or wealth creation

Fee Structure

Grand Jury Members

Corporate Partners 2019

Media Outreach Partner

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Contact us

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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