Startup India Seed Fund Scheme

Are you an entrepreneur or an innovator in the startup world? Looking for funding to transform your idea into a prototype or a seed money to help you grow your company. We help innovators and entrepreneurs raise capital and provide in-house funding for businesses at various stages through the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme an initiative to encourage Entrepreneurship across India, we provide funding support to eligible Innovators and Startups.


AIC Nitte is selected for startup India Seed Fund Scheme the Dept. of Industries and Internal Trade (DPIIT), GOI DPIIT has sanctioned Rs 200 lacs to AIC Nitte for providing Financial assistance to start-ups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market-entry, and commercialization.

Eligibility Criteria For Startup

1. A startup, recognized by DPIIT, incorporated not more than 2 years ago at the time of application. To get DPIIT-recognized, please visit


2. The startup must have a business idea to develop a product or a service with a market fit, viable commercialization, and scope of scaling.


3. The startup should be using technology in its core product or service, or business model, or distribution model, or methodology to solve the problem being targeted


4. Preference would be given to startups creating innovative solutions in sectors such as social impact waste management, water management, financial inclusion education, agriculture, food processing, biotechnology, healthcare, energy, mobility, defence space railways, oil and gas, textiles, etc.


5. Startup should not have received more than Rs 10 lakh of monetary support under any other Central or State Government scheme. This does not include prize money from competitions and grand challenges, subsidized working space, founder monthly allowance, access to labs, or access to prototyping facility


6. Shareholding by Indian promoters in the startup should be at least 51% at the time of application to the incubator for the scheme, as per Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI(ICDR) Regulations, 2018


7. A startup applicant can avail seed support in the form of grant and debt/convertible debentures each once as per the guidelines of the scheme


Source: https://seedfund.

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